|Exploring the Potential Role of Staff Surveys in School Leader Evaluation
The Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory partnered with the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) to explore the potential use of teacher surveys in school leader evaluation. The DCPS evaluation system, like many others, currently consists of two components: an assessment on how well a school performs on a set of student achievement metrics (such as proficiency on standardized tests) and an assessment by a supervisor of the principalís leadership across multiple domains. Incorporating teacher surveys could provide an additional perspective on principalsí leadership and performance. Examining data from two teacher surveys that DCPS has used (Panorama and Insight), the study found that:
Overall, our findings suggest that it could be useful for DCPS to use elements of teacher surveys to bring in teachersí perspectives on principalsí leadership related to instruction, talent, and school culture. Other districts may also wish to consider employing teacher surveys to gain an additional perspective on principals from staff who interact with the principal every day.
|August 2, 2021
|Whitney Kozakowski, Brian Gill, and Menbere Shiferaw
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