What principals bring

March 27, 2016

“Research shows that principals’ subjective evaluations of teachers may offer valuable information on teacher performance beyond what student test scores alone can capture, including contributions to the school’s culture, the development of other teachers, and student outcomes like enthusiasm and persistence.”

– Jennifer King Rice in “Investing in Equal Oppotunity: What would it take to Build the Balance Wheel?” National Education Policy Center, September 2015

Here’s what CMS Supt. Ann Clark had to say March 15 at the Tuesday Forum about the importance of those principal evaluations, in answer to a question about why a principal wasn’t available when the questioner showed up without an appointment: