Administrator Evaluation

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) were updated by the State Board of Education in July 2018, and are now housed in state board policy 5.106 here.

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, theĀ 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.

Further tools for administrator evaluation can be found in theĀ 2018-19 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.