The VAL-ED is a 360° assessment. It is intended to be taken by the principal, the principal’s supervisor, and all teachers in the school. 360° assessments provide the best feedback to principals because they incorporate the input of all members of the school’s professional community.
All respondents will respond to the same items about principal leadership behaviors. When the principal receives a report with the results of the assessment, the report will allow the principal to compare his or her own ratings on each of the core components/key processes against the ratings given by teachers and supervisors. In this way, the principal can get informative feedback about the leadership behaviors in which he or she is excelling and the behaviors on which more work is needed.