Evaluation Best Practices

Enhancing the Superintendent Evaluation: The Case for a Web-Based Platform with Research-Based Methodology

Introduction The superintendent evaluation is a cornerstone of educational governance, ensuring accountability and fostering improvement while providing clear expectations and establishing areas of leadership focus. Traditionally, these superintendent evaluations have often […]

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The Vital Role of Transparency in School Board Self-Evaluation: Why Anonymity Isn’t the Answer

Introduction School boards are foundational to school district policies and budgets as trustees of their communities. Ensuring school board effectiveness is crucial for the betterment of schools, students, and the […]

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Mastering the Art of Providing Professional Feedback in Leadership Evaluations

In any organization, the process of evaluating performance is critical for a leader’s growth and development. Providing meaningful feedback that guides leaders toward improvement while acknowledging their strengths is central […]

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

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?

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

https://3rdlearning.wistia.com/medias/3xlk9lcyay?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640   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 […]

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

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

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

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

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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