Assessing Learning-Centered Leadership: Connections to Research, Professional Standards, and Current Practices
Effective school leadership is key to students' academic success. But the development of effective school leadership has been seriously hampered by the lack of technically sound tools to assess and monitor leaders' performance. This paper presents the research base and conceptual framework for the VAL-ED. The Vanderbilt assessment system will contrast sharply with existing tools by focusing "100 percent" on topics related to instructional leadership and by clearly defining and measuring the leader behaviors that can improve learning.
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