School leaders regularly use research-based evaluation and supervision processes that focus on improved student learning.
What to Look for:
- the supervision/evaluation process is thoughtfully designed and plays an integral role in instructional improvement (i.e., the process is not a perfunctory set of classroom visits and observation reports); it is based upon research into effective approaches for improving teacher practice
- school leaders have had training in research-based supervision and evaluation processes as well as whole school practices
- the process used is clearly linked to the improvement of student learning and meeting the needs of all students
- data is gathered which demonstrates that instructional improvement results from the supervision/evaluation process
- supervisors/evaluators (including any peer mentors) are well-trained in the particular model being used