SuperEval Blog

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 was shocked when the school board moved to dismiss her despite meeting the board members’ expectations as superintendent. According to the story, the school board […]

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SuperEval Teams Up With NYSSBA to Deliver Online Leadership Evaluations

October 16th, 2018

We are proud to announce a new collaboration with the New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) to offer NYSSBA’s leadership evaluation tools online for the very first time. SuperEval facilitates online evaluations for school leaders that help advance annual district goals and promotes continuous improvement and learning. Through a collaborative and evidence-based evaluation process, […]

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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 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

December 5th, 2016

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

June 9th, 2016

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?

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.  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?

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 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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