Administrator evaluation combines self-reflection, observation, input of school staff, and student data to create a complete picture of the administrator’s performance. The effectiveness rating is calculated using a formula that is 50 percent qualitative and 50 percent quantitative. The 50 percent qualitative portion includes a 35 percent growth measure (one-year schoolwide TVAAS) and a 15 percent achievement measure.
Tennessee Instructional Leadership Standards (TILS)
The Tennessee Instructional Leadership Standards (TILS) are included in Appendix C of the Learning Centered Leadership Policy (5.101) adopted by the Tennessee State Board of Education. Download the standards by themselves below.
Administrator Evaluation Tools
Surveys are a required component of the administrator evaluation process; however, evaluators may utilize an instrument of choice. See below for one option, the Teacher Perception Survey. This tool is aligned to the TILS standards and indicators, and is designed for educators to provide anonymous, timely, relevant, and thoughtful feedback to instructional leaders and district personnel.
The Administrator Evaluation Individual Action Plan is an optional tool that districts may choose to use in conjunction with the self-reflection form. It is used to help administrators set up their SMART goals and identify their area of refinement. This is not a required component of the Administrator Evaluation process.
- Administrator Evaluation Individual Action Plan (Word)
- Administrator Evaluation Individual Action Plan (PDF)
- Administrator Evaluation Observation Self-Reflection Tool (Word)
- Administrator Evaluation Observation Self-Reflection Tool (PDF)
Further tools for administrator evaluation can be found in the 2017-18 TEAM Administrator Evaluator Handbook, which is also distributed during TEAM administrator evaluation trainings.
Kingsport City Schools are using their instructional supervisors as a way to connect the dots between administrator evaluation and teacher evaluation. In this video, director of schools Lyle Ailshie shares why and how they use the district team approach to the administrator evaluation process.