Indicator 5

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