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Principal Evaluation Policies in California: On the Precipice of Reform

By Tiffany Morse


The California Education Code requires the evaluation and assessment of performance for principals, but it does not provide details on the methodologies to be used.  

There is substantial agreement that the way in which teacher and principal performance is conducted now is sub-par and near the brink of reform.  However, among major stakeholders, there is a clear political conflict about how to best proceed.

This brief:

  • Reviews evaluation reform from the perspective of the federal government with a focus on initiatives that grew out of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009
  • Discusses how federal initiatives affect reform at the local level
  • Highlights notable developments
  • Looks at the future of evaluation reform in California

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Copyright: 2011
Format: PDF
Pages: 8
Publisher: WestEd