The local board of education has the responsibility of annually evaluating the performance of the superintendent according to written standards set by the board in consultation with the superintendent. The primary purpose of the evaluation is to improve administrative leadership.
Board members need to be aware the state of Missouri has new expectations for educator evaluations, including superintendent evaluation. Improving students’ learning requires the improvement of effective practice of those teaching in classrooms and providing leadership in schools and districts. As such, the new Missouri Educator Evaluation System focuses on the formative development of teachers and leaders. Model evaluations for teachers, building leaders and superintendents are available. You can learn more about the new Educator Evaluation System on the Missouri Department of Education website.
By the 2014-15 school year, districts must choose one of the following options:
- Adopt the Missouri model evaluations
- Adapt the Missouri model evaluations
- Use locally developed evaluations. Local evaluations must align with the seven Principles of Effective Evaluation outlined in the Educator Evaluation System.
For the past several years, MSBA has offered a Performance-Based Superintendent Evaluation (2008, 2006) to member districts. This evaluation does not effectively meet all seven Essential Principles of Effective Evaluation. As a result MSBA has withdrawn our superintendent evaluation from circulation.
Since MSBA members and staff were represented on the various educator evaluation work groups and had the opportunity to engage in those discussions, MSBA does not plan to revise our evaluation at this time. MSBA will provide training to help board members
- Learn about the Missouri Educator Evaluation System, including the seven Essential Principles of Effective Evaluation;
- Determine if the current district superintendent evaluation aligns with the Essential Principles
- Become familiar with the Model Superintendent Evaluation
- Determine if they want to adopt or adapt the Model Superintendent Evaluation or ensure the local evaluation process aligns with the Essential Principles by 2014-15
For more information or to schedule training, contact MSBA’s Leadership Development Department: (573) 445-9920 ext 329; firstname.lastname@example.org