Describes the state of school leadership assessment, outlines elements of a new direction in assessment that focuses more emphasis on a principal's ability to drive better learning, and highlights newly developed tools that apply those elements.
- Observation: High-quality assessments should exhibit the following traits: measure what was originally intended, consistently apply and test for fairness, be an ongoing process for professional growth, be based on best available evidence according to multiple sources, reinforce the organization's core goals, provide actionable feedback on what matters most, and help build a culture of continuous improvement.
- Observation: School leaders should be assessed on behavior and actions that impact teaching and learning, which if improved will have the greatest likelihood of bettering the quality of teaching and learning.
- Observation: The Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education was created to measure behaviors associated with learning-centered leadership. It consists of six "Core Components of School Performance" Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the "what" of effective leadership Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and six "Key Processes of Leadership" Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the "how".