Teachers and principals alike play key roles in improving education. That's why it's crucial for school districts to have in place effective systems for evaluating their performance.
This brief, produced by Regional Educational Laboratory West (REL West), analyzes data from California's Teacher and Principal Evaluation Survey, taken by more than 90 percent of the state's local education agencies (LEAs).
The California Department of Education and the Integrated Leadership Development Initiative, a California cross-agency collaboration focused on improving school and district leadership, requested this report to inform their work, assist policymakers interested in teacher and principal evaluation reform, and illustrate how the evaluations of districts and direct-funded charter schools may differ.
Some key findings: