Meeting the challenge of raising student achievement and closing the achievement gaps in America's schools depends on school leaders who effectively guide instructional improvement.
Many districts use leadership assessment for formative or summative purposes. Whatever the purpose, there is general agreement that the current state of leadership assessment is lacking. The identification and development of effective school leaders has been significantly hampered by the lack of technically sound tools for assessing and monitoring leadership performance. The Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education (VAL-ED) fills this gap. VAL-ED represents the best in education leadership assessment:
VAL-ED is grounded in the research connecting principal leadership and student learning; it underscores a learning-centered understanding of leadership. VAL-ED is aligned to the widely used Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards.
VAL-ED has been extensively and rigorously tested to establish validity and reliability in a number of settings.
VAL-ED is designed to be taken by the principal, his or her supervisor, and all teachers in the school. It can be combined with additional evidence to create an even more complete picture of principal leadership.
Ease of Use
VAL-ED can be completed in one faculty meeting, in about thirty minutes. It can also be taken both online, and in a paper-and-pencil format.
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