Assessing Educational Leaders: Evaluating Performance for Improved Individual and Organizational Results

Assessing Educational Leaders: Evaluating Performance for Improved Individual and Organizational Results

by Douglas B. Reeves
     
 

ISBN-10: 076193801X

ISBN-13: 9780761938019

Pub. Date: 10/14/2003

Publisher: SAGE Publications

"This is precisely what we need to get us to the next level of student success through better leadership."
--Terry Thompson, Superintendent
Wayne Township, Indianapolis, IN


"At a time when school leadership is central to the success of students, Reeves offers a comprehensive means to

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"This is precisely what we need to get us to the next level of student success through better leadership."
--Terry Thompson, Superintendent
Wayne Township, Indianapolis, IN


"At a time when school leadership is central to the success of students, Reeves offers a comprehensive means to measure the critical elements of effective school leadership."
--Vincent Ferrandino, Executive Director
National Association of Elementary School Principals 

"Research studies increasingly support the significant impact that effective leaders have on school performance. A skilled leader is an essential component in successful school reform. This book makes a compelling case for transforming leadership evaluation from perfunctory to a focus on performance, reflection, and results."
--Gerald N. Tirozzi, Executive Director
National Association of Secondary School Principals

"Reeves' book is not just another book on school leadership, but a blueprint for developing leaders."
--The School Administrator, December 2004

Improve teaching, learning, and leadership at every level by using a new process of leadership evaluation!

Drawing on current research, theory, and best practices of leadership, organizational performance, and personnel evaluation, this book contains the information and tools necessary to successfully evaluate all types of educational leaders and improve individual and organizational performance. Author of 17 books and numerous articles, national expert on topics of educational leadership and accountability Douglas B.Reeves provides a blueprint for creating a leader evaluation system that is fair and consistent.

Based on 10 Dimensions of Leadership, Reeves provides a scoring rubric that allows leaders, boards, and leadership trainees to compare performance that is exemplary, proficient, and progressing with performance that does not meet today's standards. Whether your school system already has a leadership evaluation system in place or you are just starting to create one, this book will improve the way you evaluate and develop educational leaders.

Three critical conclusions at the heart of the book are:

  • Leadership has a dramatic impact on student achievement, equity, and staff morale
  • Leadership effectiveness includes both personal predispositions and acquired knowledge skills
The purpose of leadership evaluation is to improve personal and organizational performance, not merely to render an evaluation Assessing Educational Leaders demonstrates the need for a new form of leadership evaluation for all leaders in the field of education and offers a new model of leadership evaluation.

When properly implemented, a leadership evaluation system provides invaluable resources for identifying and developing future leadership talent. It paints the picture of organizational strengths and challenges that will improve teaching, learning, and leadership at every level in the educational system.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761938019
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/14/2003
Series:
1-Off Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. Why Leadership Evaluation Is Broken
The Knowing-Doing Gap
Progress in Leadership Evaluation
Ambiguous Leadership Standards
Incoherent Leadership Evaluations
Authority-Responsibility Disequilibrium
A Better Way: Multidimensional Leadership Assessment
2. Reframing Leadership Evaluation
Patrick's Choice
A New Vision of Educational Accountability
Criteria for Multidimensional Leadership Assessment (MLA)
Implications of a New Vision for Leadership Evaluation
3. Moving Beyond One-Dimensional Leadership Evaluation
The Prevalence of One-Dimensional Evaluation
Leadership Is More Than Test Scores
Leadership Is More Than Popularity
Leadership Is More Than Obedience
4. Creating an Improved Leadership Evaluation System
Domains of Leadership Performance
Leadership Performance Standards
Multidimensional Leadership Assessment
5. Using Evaluation to Improve Performance
The Capacity-Building Continuum
The Challenge Continuum
The Coaching Continuum
The Counseling Continuum
Defining Performance: The Key to Using the Continua
6. Developing a Multidimensional Leadership Assessment System
Leadership Domains
Leadership Performance
Leadership Assessment as a Research Goldmine
Organizational Goals, Values, Priorities
The Performance Continuum
Qualitative Information: The Lens for Understanding Quantitative Data
Reflection and Self-Regulation
7. Building the Next Generation of Educational Leaders
The Leadership Development Imperative
Prototype for a Leadership Development System
Authentic Assessment for Future Leaders
8. Leading Leaders
The Coaching Conundrum: Results of Antecedents?
Inquiry and Hypothesis Testing
Applying MLA Throughout the Organization
9. Improving Leadership Evaluation With Multidimensional Leadership Assessment
Analyze the Present Evaluation System
Create Dimensions of Leadership
Specify Performance Levels
Field Test the Instrument at Multiple Levels
Implement Throughout the Organization
Share Results With Universities and Research Institutions
Use MLA for Training, Recruiting, and Developing Leaders
Conclusion: Finding Answers Inside
10. Hallmarks of Excellence
11. Leadership Responsibilities for Planning, Implementation, and Monitoring
Resource A: The Leadership Performance Matrix
Resource B: National Leadership Survey Results
Resource C: Leadership Evaluation Survey
Resource D: The Gap Between What Leaders Know and What They Do
Resource E: Principal Evaluation Rubrics
Resource F: Leadership Professional Growth Matrix
References
Index

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