Superintendent Evaluations: School Boards Report on Criteria, Procedures, and Professional Development
Keywords:leadership, accountability, ethics, superintendent, school boards, evaluations, professional development
The purpose of this study was to investigate how school boards evaluate superintendents in two different states. The researchers created a questionnaire that consisted of 35 questions in three areas based on the research topics: superintendent evaluation criteria, superintendent evaluation procedures, and school board professional development. Seventy-six school board members participated in the study. Ninety percent of participant school boards are required to evaluate their superintendent. However, only 26 percent of participants reported they utilize the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (2015) to evaluate the superintendent. The participants also reported a variety of procedures are utilized to evaluate the superintendent. Ninety percent are also not required to receive training to evaluate a superintendent.