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James H. Stronge, Xianxuan Xu, Lauri M. Leeper, & Virginia C. Tonneson
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Effective principals run effective schools—this much we know. Accurately measuring principal effectiveness, however, has long been an elusive goal for school administrators. In this indispensable book, author James H. Stronge details the steps and resources necessary for designing a comprehensive principal evaluation system that is based on sound research and established best practices. Here you’ll find everything you need to thoroughly assess principal performance, including
If there's a new principal evaluation system rolling out in your school or district, or if your administration is planning to build one, Principal Evaluation: Standards, Rubrics, and Tools for Effective Performance is essential for ensuring that the system is accurate, fair, and effective.
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"Principal Evaluation is a core addition to educational science collections focusing on administration and management."
—James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Oregon, WI
This review first appeared in the Midwest Book Review.
JAMES H. STRONGE is the Heritage Professor of Education, a distinguished professorship in the Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership Area at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He teaches master’s and doctoral courses within the School of Education’s Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership Program. He is also the president of Stronge and Associates, an educational consulting group that focuses on teacher and leader effectiveness.
XIANXUAN XU received her doctorate from the College of William and Mary’s Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership Program. She is currently working as a postdoctoral research associate for a statewide teacher evaluation project funded by the Virginia Department of Education and based at the College of William and Mary. Her research interests include teacher effectiveness, teacher and principal evaluation, and international comparative analyses of teacher qualities.
LAURI M. LEEPER is a postdoctoral research associate at the College of William and Mary and an educational consultant with Stronge and Associates. In the latter capacity, she works with state agencies and school districts on teacher and administrator evaluation systems. Her current research interests include teacher and administrator evaluation, teacher effectiveness, teacher leadership, and effective reading comprehension instruction.
VIRGINIA C. TONNESON is the vice president of Stronge and Associates and a postdoctoral research associate at the College of William and Mary. In these capacities, she works with regional, state, and international agencies as well as individual school districts to design and implement teacher, educational specialist, and administrator evaluation systems.
educational leadership and administration | principals | staff assessment | rubrics | staffing
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