Blog & Resources About Superintendent Evaluations

Reflective Practice Theory as a Theoretical Framework for SuperEval

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by Michael Horning, Jr.

A foundational core of the SuperEval approach to superintendent evaluation is the inclusion of Reflective Practices Theory. By requiring reflective practice, the superintendent evaluation process becomes more inclusive of a professional development and growth opportunity for these educational leaders. The process of providing regular and structured reflection on one’s practice as a superintendent, in of […]

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Ensuring That SuperEval Is Secure and Safe

Posted on February 8th, 2017 by Michael Horning, Jr.

Internet security remains an important topic in our daily lives. Due to the sensitive nature regarding a superintendent’s evaluation, it is imperative that our online platform, SuperEval, subscribes to the highest levels of security ensuring the data is kept safe and secure.  This article, written with the assistance of Robert Daunce, Chief Information Officer at PLS […]

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The Superintendent Evaluation: Shifting Pressures and Changing an Evaluation Paradigm

Posted on February 2nd, 2017 by Michael Horning, Jr.

Shifting Pressures and Changing an Evaluation Paradigm Currently, the pressure of conducting an annual superintendent evaluation resides with the school board. In many states, including New York, the school board is required by law to evaluate the superintendent of schools. A superintendent evaluation is an important process and activity, not only for compliance to a […]

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Writing SMART Goals in a Superintendent Evaluation

Posted on December 19th, 2016 by Michael Horning, Jr.

Developing and Writing SMART Goals An important component to the superintendent evaluation process is writing SMART goals annually. SMART is an acronym for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely. Aligning annual SMART goals to a superintendent evaluation provides an excellent opportunity to advance the multi-year school board and/or district goals. Before establishing these goals, a […]

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The Importance of a Rubric’s Performance Indicators in a Superintendent Evaluation

Posted on December 5th, 2016 by Michael Horning, Jr.

A superintendent evaluation offers an opportunity to keep the district’s leadership team healthy and the conversation focused. The superintendent evaluation and expectations of the superintendent of schools should be clearly defined so as to mitigate any ambiguity regarding expectations or what constitutes an “effective” or “high effective” superintendent. To achieve this clarity of expectations with a […]

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Top 5 Reasons for Conducting Annual Superintendent Evaluations

Posted on June 9th, 2016 by Michael Horning, Jr.

Over the past year, I have enjoyed the support of The New York State Council of School Superintendents (THE COUNCIL) in developing SuperEval, an online superintendent evaluation system that streamlines the evaluation process for superintendents and school board members.  While working on this initiative, I continue to study the topic of superintendent evaluations in depth.  […]

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Superintendent Evaluation: Accumulating Points or Reflecting on Evidence?

Posted on April 18th, 2016 by Michael Horning, Jr.

In February 2016, the top story of the Lebanon Express, Lebanon superintendent evaluation clarified, focused on the evaluation of Mr. Rob Hess, Superintendent of Lebanon Community School District in Oregon.  Of the five-member board, four of the board members gave the Superintendent a final averaged rating of 3.83 out of a possible 4.0 on the […]

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Soliciting Anonymous Teacher and Student Input for a Superintendent’s Evaluation: Is this a New Best Practice?

Posted on March 28th, 2016 by Michael Horning, Jr.

A recent article published in the Fillmore County Journal regarding the Rushford-Peterson School Board, in Minnesota, and the evaluation of their Superintendent of Schools, Chuck Ehler, led me to ponder the following: is soliciting anonymous feedback from teachers and students regarding the performance of the superintendent of schools a new best practice in a superintendent evaluation process? Under […]

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