Documentation observable free of personal perspectives and preferences does not draw conclusions
Examples Verbatim Scripting Observed Behavior Numeric Information Aspect of the Environment
Possible evidence collecting methods: maintaining an ongoing narrative/script of the principals interactions. documenting specific critical behaviors that support effectiveness in the performance standards. cross-referencing observed behaviors with support documents.
ACCURATE – FAIR -- IMPARTIAL Avoid interpretations and biases Clarify vague information Provide timely feedback Encourage self-assessment and monitoring Validate observed behaviors through additional visits and documents
Recommended Practice Conduct at least two site visits per year. a minimum duration of one hour each The first visit should occur prior to the mid- year review.
Examples – Setting: Observing Principal Conducting A Staff Meeting Documentation/Feedback: Instructional Leadership, Organizational Management, Communication and Community Relations Setting: Shadowing Principal Conducting Classroom Observation and Post- Conference Documentation/Feedback: Instructional Leadership, School Climate, Human Resources Management, Student Growth Tied to school events or situations Capable of yielding documentation and feedback for specific performance standards and professional growth planning
SAMPLE DOCUMENTATION TEMPLATE Guiding questions Performance indicators Request for additional evidence Request to submit additional evidence Meeting purpose or context Kentucky Principal Professional Growth & Effectiveness: Pilot Handbook 2013-20-14 p. 37