Grading Your Leaders

By Douglas B. Reeves

Evaluating the superintendent is one of the most important jobs of school boards. Unfortunately, this essential task is frequently flawed. In a national study I conducted of more than 300 evaluations, I found that the higher the administrator ranked, the more likely it was that evaluations were ambiguous, politicized, and rendered too late to improve leadership performance.

Here are five practical ways, however, that you can improve leadership evaluation in your system.

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