Evaluation Best Practices

The Evolution of SuperEval: Aligning District Leadership from the Boardroom to Schools

December 8th, 2020

This article originally appeared in The NYSCOSS December 2020 Councilgram Sponsor Spotlight, which may be accessed here. Effective leadership is essential to a successful school district. What is focused on, […]

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Why is Self-Reflection a Critical Component of Leadership?

September 16th, 2020

If you are like many school district leaders, you have earned your position through years of experience, most likely starting your tenure in education as a teacher, making your way […]

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How School Leaders at Alexander Central School District Used Self-Reflection to Grow as a Team

October 23rd, 2019

  What do a superintendent, athletic director, director of curriculum and instruction, IT director, and a transportation supervisor have in common? If your answer is that they all work at […]

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How to Use Your Annual Evaluation to Set Goals for the Next School Year

August 6th, 2019

During the summer, when many students are taking a break from daily classroom attendance, you are still hard at work setting and working toward goals for your faculty, staff, schools, […]

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Staff, Faculty and Community Feedback in a Superintendent’s Evaluation: Weighing the Pros and Cons

June 11th, 2019

By, Michael Horning Jr. One of the most important duties and responsibilities of the school board is the annual evaluation of the school superintendent. In a recent article, a superintendent […]

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The Superintendent Evaluation: Shifting Pressures and Changing an Evaluation Paradigm

February 2nd, 2017

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 […]

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Writing SMART Goals in a Superintendent Evaluation

December 19th, 2016

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 […]

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Superintendent Evaluation: Accumulating Points or Reflecting on Evidence?

April 18th, 2016

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. […]

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

March 28th, 2016

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 […]

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