Assistant Principal Self-Assessment Instrument

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Assistant Principal Self-Assessment Instrument

    Assistant Principal Self-Assessment Instrument

    Asst. Principal: Date: / /

     1 - Unsatisfactory 3 - Area of Strength

     KEY 2 - Needs Improvement 4 - Demonstrates Excellence

    1. Communication Knowledge and Skills 1 2 3 4

    ;Demonstrates interpersonal skills

    ;Writes and speaks fluently and correctly

    ;Writes clear, distinct goals and objectives

    ;Communicates assessment data in a compelling fashion

    ;Communicates clearly data from student assessment, program

    evaluation, and benchmarking activities to customers and

    members of the organization

    ;Provides current information on curricular and instructional


    ;Communicates school, vision, mission, and goals to stakeholders

    and others

    ;Communicates personnel evaluation policies and procedures

    clearly, both orally and in writing

    ;Understands and communicates linkage between evaluation data

    and professional development activities

    ;Communicates (oral and written) school routines, procedures,

    rules, and expectations to appropriate others

    ;Listens and interacts effectively

    ;Communicates high expectations for student and staff


    ;Communicates understanding of federal, state, and local laws,

    policies, and procedures

    ;Establishes effective communication systems

    2. Collaboration Processes and Skills 1 2 3 4

    ;Identifies and involves stakeholders

    ;Develops collaborative relationships among educators and


    ;Coordinates efforts to create and implement a vision for the


    ;Creates teams, involving both members of the organization and


    ;Models and teaches collaboration skills and processes

    ;Builds community (rather than simply responds to community)

    ;Demonstrates knowledge of role of local and state social

    agencies, human service agencies, and other community

    organizations and develops partnerships with them

    ;Involves stakeholders in a variety of activities and processes


    Assistant Principal Self-Assessment Instrument (cont.)

     1 - Unsatisfactory 3 - Area of Strength

     KEY 2 - Needs Improvement 4 - Demonstrates Excellence

    3. Assessment/Measurement/Evaluation Knowledge and Skills 1 2 3 4

    ;Assesses gaps between current state of the organization and

    desired state articulated in the vision

    ;Able to assemble, analyze, and synthesize assessment data in

    a compelling fashion

    ;Leads benchmarking processes

    ;Selects and implements measurement systems and evaluation

    models appropriate to state goals and student performance standards

    ;Designs student assessment programs consistent with school

    goals and performance standards

    ;Interprets, integrates, and prioritizes data from multiple


    ;Designs, manages, and monitors a comprehensive evaluation


    ;Determines needed revisions and improvements in programs,

    practices, and organization based on available data

    ;Identifies needs for special programs and initiates those programs

    ;Recognizes consistency or lack thereof between classroom

    activities and goals, mission, and vision

    ;Identifies and prioritizes student needs, and the needs and

    expectations of support groups

    ;Assesses candidate’s knowledge, skills, values, and commitments

    ;Understands and implements state and local personnel

    evaluation policies and procedures

    ;Carries out staff evaluations consistently and objectively

    4. Organizing for Results 1 2 3 4

    ;Leads change processes effecting the school organization

    ;Markets change

    ;Links school organization to vision

    ;Demonstrates appropriate understanding and use of vision and

    mission statements, goals and objectives

    ;Identifies values, beliefs, and commitments in a) school

    organization, b) community

    ;Demonstrates knowledge of alternative organizational

    structures and invents new ones

    ;Uses marketing strategies to develop common understandings

    of customer needs

    ;Provides continuous improvements in service to customers

    ;Establishes and maintains a customer focused school

    ;Makes use of symbols, ceremonies and traditions to help

    bring about results

    ;Clearly defines roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders

    and customers


    Assistant Principal Self-Assessment Instrument (cont.)

     1 - Unsatisfactory 3 - Area of Strength

     KEY 2 - Needs Improvement 4 - Demonstrates Excellence

    5. Planning 1 2 3 4

    ;Demonstrates knowledge of “quality” processes and practices

    ;Develops the values, beliefs and commitments that further the

    purpose of the school, the ability of students to learn, the roles

    of family and community, and the focus of school activity

    ;Understands strategic plans that affect building level and

    complement the system level

    ;Develops the school planning processes including goal setting

    ;Translates vision into an action plan

    ;Establishes clear, distinct, building level goals and

    benchmarks of progress toward their accomplishment

    ;Leads planning processes that result in plans for multiple

    areas of need

    ;Plans for the future and forecasts such things as student

    enrollments, facilities, equipment and operating needs over

    several years

    6. Federal/State/Local Laws & Policies 1 2 3 4

    ;Demonstrates understanding of federal, state and local

    employment policies

    ;Applies laws and policies to supervision and evaluation of


    ;Applies knowledge of laws and policies to development of

    building level policies and procedures and to disciplinary


    ;Maintains an organization that upholds local, state, and

    federal laws and policies

    ;Implements federal, state, and local laws and policies in

    multiple areas

    ;Understands legal terminology

    ;Provides leadership in overseeing the implementation of laws,

    policies, and procedures


    Assistant Principal Self-Assessment Instrument (cont.)

     1 - Unsatisfactory 3 - Area of Strength

     KEY 2 - Needs Improvement 4 - Demonstrates Excellence

    7. Problem Solving 1 2 3 4

    ;Identifies and dismantles barriers

    ;Identifies and solves problems in multiple areas

    ;Identifies and resolves equal access problems

    ;Empowers staff, students, parents, community. and others by

    engaging them in identifying and solving problems

    ;Identifies day to day challenges in the classroom, recognizes

    barriers to program delivery, and works with staff to solve these


    ;Uses mediation and conflict management skills effectively

    8. Innovation 1 2 3 4

    ;Keeps abreast of teaching/learning research and best practices

    ;Takes risks that support innovation

    ;Thinks creatively and stimulates creativity in others

    ;Reframes failures positively, helping the organization learn from


    ;Maintains successful innovations beyond the time of the original

    implementers and leaders

    ;Incorporates innovations into the school in order to produce

    desired results

    ;Encourages and supports innovation

    9. Technology Management 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4

    ;Applies technological knowledge to the operation of the school,

    leadership of instructional programs, and human resource


    ;Projects information technology needs and acquires appropriate

    equipment, hardware and software

    ;Assists faculty in utilizing technology as a tool to engage

    students in academic work and in development of their

    technology knowledge and skills

    ;Uses technology in professional development of self and others

    ;Models or has modeled the use of technology


    Assistant Principal Self-Assessment Instrument (cont.)

     1 - Unsatisfactory 3 - Area of Strength

     KEY 2 - Needs Improvement 4 - Demonstrates Excellence

    10. School Operations and Management 1 2 3 4

    ;Determines effectiveness of school routines, facilities

    utilization, and activities supervision

    ;Leads analysis of school organization and change processes

    ;Demonstrates knowledge of basic school operations

    ;Establishes and maintains school routines

    ;Protects instructional time and increases learning time

    ;Develops a master schedule

    ;Creates a safe, secure learning environment

    ;Creates a positive climate within the school

    ;Identifies and provides programs of interest to students that

    support goals, mission, and vision

    ;Maintains physical repair and appearance of buildings and


    ;Maintains an orderly and attractive environment

    ;Holds persons accountable for their actions

    11. Fiscal Leadership and Management 1 2 3 4

    ;Markets fiscal needs to school system authorities and

    stakeholder groups

    ;Identifies funding sources and seeks funding

    ;Prepares budgets and fiscal plans (annual, multi-year)

    ;Establishes and passes regular audits

    ;Allocates resources to areas of need

    ;Leads stakeholders in budget preparation and allocation of

    resources to achieve goals, mission, and vision

    ;Demonstrates knowledge of state foundation program and

    accounting procedures

    ;Identifies potential funding agencies and prepares proposals

    ;Establishes procedures for receiving and disbursing funds and

    keeping records


    Assistant Principal Self-Assessment Instrument (cont.)

     1 - Unsatisfactory 3 - Area of Strength

     KEY 2 - Needs Improvement 4 - Demonstrates Excellence

    12. Management of Professional Responsibilities 1 2 3 4

    ;Completes tasks accurately and on time

    ;Demonstrates punctuality to work, meetings, and appointments

    ;Makes decisions in a timely manner

    ;Responds to requests positively

    ;Maintains accurate, up-to-date information about the school

    and school system

    ;Provides information and data in a timely manner and

    appropriate format

    ;Models professional behavior

    13. Leadership of Human Resources 1 2 3 4

    ;Translates evaluation data into effective staff development

    ;Differentiates between the needs of experienced and

    inexperienced teachers

    ;Leads staff and students in developing and maintaining building

    level policies and procedures

    ;Develops job descriptions

    ;Assesses a candidate’s knowledge, skills, values, and


    ;Applies principles of effective supervision

    ;Demonstrates a commitment to high expectations for faculty

    and staff performance

    ;Develops orientation and induction programs

    ;Able to serve as an instructional coach (capability)

    ;Creates professional development opportunities

    ;Motivates staff and others

    ;Identifies leadership skills involved in teaching and other

    school functions

    ;Identifies unique leadership capabilities of teachers and others

    and matches them with leadership opportunities

    ;Mentors others and identifies others with mentoring capabilities

    ;Leads others


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