The School Administrator

March 1997The 360-Degree Feedback Process for Professional Evaluation

Features

  • Feedback From 360 Degrees: Client-Driven Evaluation of School Personnel

    by Richard P. Manatt


    The director of School Improvement Model Projects at Iowa State University describes an unconventional approach to performance evaluation that considers the perspectives of multiple stakeholders. Sidebar: 360-Degree Feedback Sources.

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  • Using Multi-Raters in Superintendent Evaluation

    by Richard P. Santeusanio

    The superintendent of Danvers, Mass., Public Schools discusses the value of the 360-degree approach to his own professional evaluation.

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  • Demystifying Performance Documentation

    by Richard A. Schwartz


    A veteran school attorney describes how school leaders can stop tolerating excuses for poor teaching and focus more effectively on staff with serious performance problems.

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  • A Collaborative Approach to Collective Bargaining

    by Mark Van Clay


    Two small school districts in Illinois found a way under the author’s leadership as superintendent to put boards and unions on the same page to manage the districts’ fiscal affairs. Related stories: (1) shifting paradigms to save money and (2) the need for special accounting principles under a shared revenue approach.

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  • The Central Role in Shared Decision Making

    by Bill Kentta

    A staff development coordinator in Eugene, Ore., describes how district administrators can help create and assist site governance councils. Also: additional readings.

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Profile

    Lincoln Napton by JAY P. GOLDMAN



    superintendent, Eight Mile School District, Trenton, N.D.

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    Departments

    Focus

    A Game Plan to Attract, Retain Substitute Teachers by Carol G. Peck and James W. Rice



    superintendent and assistant superintendent for human resources, respectively, Alhambra School District, Phoenix, Ariz.

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    Guest Column

    Downsizing Your Way to Greater Achievement by Maxine Bleich


    president, Ventures in Education, New York, N.Y.

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    Guest Column

    What Matters Most: Investing in Teaching by Linda Darling-Hammond



    executive director, National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, New York, N.Y.

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    Federal Dateline

    A Series of Centrist Tidings by Nick Penning



    policy analyst, AASA

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    Focus

    Handling Requests for Job References by Fred Hartmeister



    assistant professor of education, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas

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    Guest Column

    You’ve Made It to the Top by Cheryl A. Steele



    superintendent, Mid Del Schools, Midwest City, Okla.

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    President's Corner

    Superintendent of the Year Program Observes a Happy 10th by Donald R. Thompson



    president, AASA

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