Process for Evaluating Superintendents of Schools
Posted 03/26/2015 08:57AM
For over a year, CAPSS and CABE have been working on a revision of the Government Relations Documents that the two organizations developed and promulgated a few years ago. One of those documents describes the recommended process for evaluating superintendents of schools.

The work on this document has so far consisted of revising the Areas of Responsibility for superintendents. An ad hoc committee of CAPSS members and I have finished our work on this document. The committee members are Frank Baran, the Superintendent of the Woodstock Public Schools, Alan Addley, the Superintendent of the Granby Public Schools and Judy Palmer, the Superintendent of the Regional District #7 Public Schools.

The work of this committee will be reviewed by the larger committee which is working on the project. That committee is composed of the four CAPSS representatives mentioned above and representatives of CABE. A final decision as to what to recommend in this area to the boards of directors of the two organizations will be made by this larger committee.

The CAPSS ad hoc committee relied for its work heavily on the Superintendent Framework that was developed by many superintendents approximately a year ago under the auspices of LEAD CT. It’s safe to say that the content of the Framework has been absorbed into the revised version of the Areas of Responsibility for Superintendents in particular when it comes to the incorporation of growth in student achievement multiply measured with the evaluation process.

The next step in the revision of the superintendent evaluation process will be the drafting of a rubric that can be used by boards of education and superintendents to evaluate the performance of the superintendent with respect to meeting the Areas of Responsibility. The draft rubric will be subjected to the following review process.

  1. Approval from the CAPSS ad hoc committee.
  2. Approval from the overall project committee
  3. Approval from the boards of directors of each organization.

The project schedule calls for the completion of this work by the end of September, 2015 so that there will be a document available for superintendents and boards to use in the 2015-16 school year.

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