Evaluation Process

The Evaluation Process and Methodology 

Evaluations for Goal Attainment and Leadership Development 

The SuperEval evaluation methodology is the foundation to transcend evaluations from an event of compliance to a process of goal attainment and leadership development.  Informed by robust and well-documented literature in the field, SuperEval operationalized the research, empowering leaders to incorporate these best practices easily into their organizations. 

The evaluation methodology includes the following core areas: 


Establishing a Defined Process

Defining the steps in the evaluation process and the due date for each step ensures clear consensus on the evaluation timeline.


Advance District Goals Through Intentional Leadership and Goal Attainment

There is much truth in the simple idea of “what we prioritize and value, gets accomplished.” By leveraging the evaluation process, individual leadership goals are derived from and aligned with the organization’s goals and priorities. This creates a goal-aligned system where leaders are not just hoping to accomplish longer-term goals and priorities but are very intentional in their leadership.


Choose a Quality Evaluation Instrument

When utilizing a competency-based approach to an evaluation process, it is important to use a quality instrument. SuperEval continually curates a library of evaluation instruments, leadership standards, rubrics, and frameworks that identify leadership competencies or descriptors of professional practices to use in an evaluation process. This eliminates the arduous task of attempting to create a homegrown evaluation instrument that is valid and reliable.


Employ the Reflective Practice Theory

As a well-established theory in the literature, consistently employing reflective practices leads to new ideas and insights. This assists in more effective leadership in the short term and is a form of leadership and professional development that should be a foundational element to any meaningful evaluation.


Assemble a Leadership Portfolio

A colleague in leadership once said, “Hope is never a good strategy.” With that in mind, never hope the individual(s) evaluating your performance remember your successes. Assembling a leadership portfolio empowers a leader to capture successes and assert one’s performance rather than defend it. Asserting performance is only accomplished through an evidence-based evaluation process. This is not an attempt to collect every accomplishment of the leader but rather seminal examples of professional practices or deliverables for leadership goals. This also ensures successes earlier in the year are not forgotten and prevents the focus of the conversation from being on a recent event.


Conduct a Self-Assessment

This critical part of the methodology seeks to answer the essential question, “Do others view my leadership performance as similar or different from my perspective?” This question is difficult to answer without a self-assessment. Comparing a self-assessment to an external evaluation provides an excellent catalyst for meaningful discussions.


Engage in Conversations

The SuperEval evaluation methodology and process generates focused, deep, and meaningful conversations. These conversations celebrate successes and strengths while providing objective and helpful feedback regarding areas of growth based on expectations and priorities.

This research-based evaluation process and methodology seeks to transcend evaluations from an event of compliance to a meaningful process of leadership development and goal attainment. SuperEval supports evaluations for your entire leadership team and leaders at every level throughout an organization.

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