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					                              FORT HANCOCK
                         INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT


                                 PRINCIPAL’S EVALUATION
                                    INSTRUMENT


                                           Procedures

   1. All campus principals will be evaluated by the Superintendent a minimum of once per
      school year.
   2. The evaluation will be completed before the February Board of Trustees meeting.
   3. The evaluator shall conference with the principal to discuss and share all information
      regarding the evaluation.
   4. The original evaluation form will be submitted to the Personnel File, and a copy will be kept
      by the principal.
   5. Principals may submit a narrative to the Superintendent to document extenuating
      circumstances that may have adversely affected their evaluation.
   6. The evaluation will cover eight categories of administrative performance.
   7. Six categories out of the eight must meet minimum requirements in order to obtain an
      overall rating of meets expectation.
   8. An improvement plan will be written for any category that falls below minimum
      requirements. The plan will be written cooperatively between the principal and the
      Superintendent.

                                     Evaluation Philosophy

Professional staff evaluation is a necessary component for improving performance. The
establishment, monitoring, and evaluation of standards of performance are related to professional
growth and student achievements.

                                              Goals

   1. To provide for the improvement of district management and leadership.
   2. To measure adherence to standards set by the State and Local Governing entities.
   3. To develop the potential of each individual to the fullest.
                       FORT HANCOCK
               INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
            PRINCIPAL’S EVALUATION INSTRUMENT
                   SCHOOL YEAR 20___-___

(Rate each indicator from 1-3, with 1 being needs improvement, 2 being
meets expectations and 3 being exceeds expectations.)

INSTUCTIONAL MANAGEMENT
Criterion 1: The principal as an instructional leader

Performance Indicators:

   a. Has a clear understanding of the schools                            ___
      mission and effectively communicates that
      mission.                                                            ___
   b. Works with staff to coordinate the instructional program within
      and between grade levels/departments.                               ___
   c. Arranges, promotes, and provides staff development activities.      ___
   d. Discusses instructional issues with the faculty at regular
      intervals.
   e. Models and communicates high performance expectations for           ___
      staff and students.
   f. Is flexible and open to innovations intended to improve             ___
      instructional programs and student achievement

Criterion 2: Implementation of District’s curriculum is being
implemented to meet the needs of all students.

   a. The district curriculum is being implemented to fulfill district    ___
      and state requirements.
   b. Bilingual education programs are being implemented consistent       ___
      with state and local requirements.
   c. Special education programs are being implemented in                 ___
      accordance with district, state, and federal guidelines.
   d. Federally funded programs are being implemented in accordance       ___
      with district, state, and federal guidelines.
   e. Gifted and talented programs are being implemented in               ___
      accordance with district, state, and federal guidelines.
   f. All educational programs are being implemented in accordance        ___
      with district, state, and federal guidelines.
   g. Coordination of curriculum and delivery of instruction between      ___
      regular program teachers and special education teachers occurs.
   h. Special populations students are given opportunity to participate   ___
      in regular curriculum
   i. Modifications for special students are made when necessary.         ___
III. SCHOOL/ORGANIZATIONAL IMPROVEMENT

Criterion 1: Plans are developed and implemented to improve the school
programs and services.

Performance Indicators:

   a. A campus plan with goals, objectives, and activities for             ___
      improvement has been developed and implemented.
   b. The campus plan is consistent with district’s plan for school        ___
      improvement.
   c. Teacher schedules and the campus master schedule reflect the         ___
      emphasis given to campus improvement.

Criterion 2: Campus improvement plan activities are continuously
monitored and adjustments are made as needed.
                                                                           ___
   a. Procedures are in place to monitor activities.
   b. Progress reports are completed and shared with staff and             ___
      department of instruction.
   c. Adjustments are made in activities as the need arises.               ___
   d. The campus plan is effectively implemented and communicated
      to all staff members, student body, when appropriate, and the        ___
      community.

Criterion 3: Evaluative information is used to determine the quality of
program/services provided at the school.

   a. Student performance data is used to make instructional program       ___
      decisions.
   b. Student performance information is shared with teachers and          ___
      priority areas are identified for improvement.
   c. Student attendance information is used and, if needed, efforts are   ___
      made to improve student attendance.
   d. Information gained from the Effective School Evaluation Team         ___
      is used in making instructional program decisions and in
      developing improvement plans.
IV. PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT
Criterion 1: Supervisory and appraisal procedures are implemented.

Performance Indicators:
                                                                          ___
   a. Makes required formal observations.                                 ___
   b. Conducts informal classroom observations as needed.                 ___
   c. Conducts post observation conference as needed.
   d. Provides corrective feedback and reinforcement to teachers as       ___
      needed.
   e. Evaluates teachers based on PDAS and district criteria.             ___
   f. Follows PDAS procedures.                                            ___
   g. Recommends non-renewal or termination of contract when              ___
      appropriate and follows all related guidelines.

Criterion 2: Participation in personnel selection, assignment and
orientation is evident.

   a. Assigns staff in accordance with certification.                     ___
   b. Identifies and/or selects and assigns staff in accordance with      ___
      program and student needs.
   c. Assists the Department of Human Resources to inform teachers        ___
      who have certification deficiencies of the need to complete
      requirements.                                                       ___
   d. Provides orientation to staff on school programs, operational
      procedures, policies and rules.




V. ADMINISTRATION AND FISCAL/FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Criterion 1: Manages fiscal and facilities functions responsibly.

Performance Indicators:
                                                                          ___
   a. Implements an effective resource and energy conservation plan.      ___
   b. Demonstrates responsible fiscal control over assigned budgets.
   c. Prepares and submits accurate financial and facilities reports as   ___
      needed.
   d. Helps to implement an effective maintenance plan.                   ___
VI. STUDENT MANAGEMENT
Criterion 1: Promotes positive student self-conduct and self-esteem.

Performance Indicators:

   a. Implements a discipline management plan throughout the               ___
      campus.
   b. Promotes collaborative teaming between students, teachers, and       ___
      parents.
   c. Supports and encourages implementation of plans that lead to         ___
      improved student behavior and opportunities for learning.
   d. Accurate records are maintained. Efforts are made to improve         ___
      student discipline.




VII. SCHOOL/COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Criterion 1: Appropriate human relations skills are displayed.

Performance Indicators:
                                                                           ___
   a.   Demonstrates courtesy and tactfulness.
                                                                           ___
   b.   Demonstrates problem solving and decision making ability.
                                                                           ___
   c.   Maintains self-control in stressful situations.
                                                                           ___
   d.   Accepts constructive criticism in a professional manner.
                                                                           ___
   e.   Exhibits a positive attitude in interacting with others.
   f.   Listens when interacting with others.

Criterion 2: Promotes positive school/community relations.

   a. Initiates communications with parents about student performance      ___
      and/or behavior when appropriate.
   b. Conducts open-house activities in accordance with district           ___
      policy.
   c. Maintains confidentiality unless disclosure is required by law.      ___
   d. Ensures that student progress is reported to parents in accordance   ___
      with local district policy.
   e. Provides opportunities for meaningful parental involvement           ___
      through the campus improvement team.
VIII. PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Criterion 1: Plans for and engages in professional development.

Performance Indicators:
                                                                       ___
   a. Stays current in research for school administration.             ___
   b. Stays current in methodology related to teaching and learning.
                            FORT HANCOCK
                       INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT


                 ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL GROWTH PLAN


Administrator: ___________________________________
Assignment: ___________________________________
Title:         ________________ School Year ____________


   1. Write the goals and objectives to be addressed as a result of evaluation.




   2. Specify activities and dates for completion of goals.




   3. Specify follow-up methods, which will be used to determine that growth has occurred or
      is occurring.




My supervisor and I have developed this Professional Growth Plan.


________________________________                   ___________________
Principal’s Signature                                 Date
_________________________________                  ___________________
Superintendent’s Signature                            Date

				
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