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Districts looking for an affordable, research-based tool for evaluating school administrators heard some good news during the MASA Fall Conference. The School ADvance Administrator Evaluation System was rolled out during a conference clinic session to a packed audience. The research-based system, developed by MASA and MiASCD, in cooperation with Dawn Zimmer of Zimco, Inc, meets all the requirements of Michgan’s new laws addressing employee evaluation.
Principal Rubrics are ready for review. Call 517-327-5910 to request a copy, or contact email@example.com.
Patricia Reeves (MASA) and Pat McNeill (MiASCD) have completed the first phase of development, which is a principal assessment rubric. (Rubrics for central office and superintendent will follow). They are now working with Zimco, Inc. to incorporate the rubrics into the STAGES software. MASA/MiASCD will also be partnering to provide professional development around the School ADvance process and tool.
“We’re proud that School ADvance rubrics incorporate the very best research and practices in the field,” said co-developer Patricia Reeves, MASA Courageous Journey director. “We’ve worked hard to develop an easy-to-use rubric that will make meaningful, annual evaluation of school administrators possible. “
The School ADvance Principal assessment instrument measures principal performance by tracking evidence of observable behaviors in 5 Domains,which include 9-12 Factors, further broken down into 24-28 Characteristics of research-proven practices of effective building-level leadership.
Data or evidence to support any specific factor or characteristic can come from:
- Evaluatee provided data/evidence;
- Evaluator provided data/evidence; and/or
- School or district data or evidence sources.
In all cases the data/evidence will go into a file for that factor and characteristic, where it can create a longitudinal profile and be updated as needed to maintain a current portfolio of evidence for each principal or other administrator.
Watch for more updates in future communications from your associations. STAGES customers will also receive information from your Zimco, Inc. representative when the rubrics are fully incorporated into the software.
Costs for the School ADvance system have not yet been announced, but developers promise that the system will be highly competitive and cost MASA and MI ASCD member districts significantly less than comparable national systems. Cost will include all related start up, training, and professional development.
To learn more about School ADvance: Call MASA or Michigan ASCD at 517-327-5910, or contact any of the following:
Linda Wacyk, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Reeves, email@example.com
Pat McNeill, firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more about STAGES: Contact Dawn Zimmer at 888-549-4626 or email@example.com