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This week we focus on principal evaluation and professional learning.
Principal Evaluation 84% of principals report being evaluated in the last year (up from 72% in 2010), but only 72% report receiving an evaluation in writing and 72% report having a meeting with their supervisor about their evaluation. Despite new state reporting requirements for educator evaluation, there is clearly still room for improvement in this area.
Topics Respondents were asked to choose 3-5 topics from a list of 18. Among the top choices:
- Social Emotional Learning 45%
- Difficult Conversations/People 42%
- Legal Responsibilities for Principals 34%
- School Climate/Culture 31%
- PLC/High Performing Teams 31%
- Instructional Rounds/Walkthroughs 31%
- Leading Change 28%
- Using Data to Improve Instruction 28%
- Response to Intervention 27%
Educator evaluation, which had been a top choice in 2010 (63%) dropped to only 18%. Not surprising given the amount of focus put on this area in recent years. Working with teams, dealing with difficult people, and using data remained areas of high interest from 2010.
In terms of format, respondents could choose as many as they wished. Results show that offering a variety of formats continues to be important.
In Your Own Words
- Workshops at MESPA 49%
- Regional Workshops 48%
- Fall/Spring Conference 48%
- In School or In District 46%
- Blended (In Person and Online) 46%
- Online Only 39%
: A summary of your comments on the rewards and challenges of being a principal.
Last Week: See Monday Memo January 23 for a summary of Demographics, Salaries and Working Conditions.