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Additionally, principals would provide a written narrative outlining his/her accomplishment, growth, and potential areas for development for each ISLLC standard since the previous evaluation cycle. Each portfolio would be assessed using a district/state developed rubric to determine the candidates’ level of proficiency for each standard. A rubric similar to the one collaboratively developed in South Carolina for this purpose (Amsterdam, Johnson, Monrad,&Tonnsen, 2005) could either be developed through a mutual approach with building level and central office administrators at the district level or a more general one could be proposed by the State. Results would be shared with the principal candidate in a formal/informal end of year conference and used to develop personal professional improvement plans.

Overall, the New Jersey portfolio process should be formative in nature allowing for several meetings throughout the year between both the principal and his/her evaluating supervisor, in most cases the Superintendent of Schools. These meetings would focus on the selection, analysis and inclusion of pertinent data and artifacts to the portfolio, which would assist the principal in identifying and reflecting on changing behaviors that would facilitate and lead to the development of a better overall leadership practice (Marcoux et al., 2003).

It is the primary goal of the professional E-Portfolio to provide the impetus for the principal to engage in and develop a substantial set of reflective skills on the strengths and weaknesses of his/her practice in an objective manner (Green, 2004b). Since much of the literature on teacher professional development and supervision suggests this same reflective skill development in teachers, it only seems reasonable to expect no less from those that lead them, principals.

Shadow/observation day(s)

Currently, principal evaluations are often conducted in an office which may be literally miles away from the site where a principal engages his/her practice of leadership of a school community. The evaluation is more often than not, based on perceptions by the evaluator, who has little, if any, on-site interaction with the principal being evaluated. Such evaluations from “afar” do not accurately capture the true essence of performance of the building principal. Consequently, in keeping with the intent of creating an overall interactive process, the shadow observation day(s ) is an integral part of an evaluation process which is established to not only assess, but to assist in the professional development of a principal throughout his/her career development.

Shadowing and observing the principal during a “typical” day becomes a means of establishing firsthand how the leader engages in all aspects of the practice of leadership. It includes observations of interactions between members of the school community, which include parents, students, teachers, staff, and others. It becomes an opportunity for on- site discussions between the principal and the evaluator and establishes strong lines of communication by listening and understanding the need of those leading the organization (Marzano, Waters,&McNulty, 2005). The decision-making process, meeting facilitation, communication patterns, priority of day structure, and many other aspects of a leader’s practice can be directly observed and documented in an authentic school setting. This day becomes an opportunity for the evaluator to observe, question and respond to the issues of the day which will add to the richness and accuracy of the overall evaluation process. Through this process, learning and professional development can then also be achieved through reflection of behaviors and the decision making process used by the principal being shadowed (Roan&Rooney, 2006). Upon completion of the day, the evaluator will conference with the principal and document his/her assessment of the day. Once again, this becomes meaningful data for evaluation and professional growth and works to create a bond between the principal and his/her respective shadow administrator (Walker, 1990).

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
nanopartical of organic/inorganic / physical chemistry , pdf / thesis / review
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
ya I also want to know the raman spectra
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
yes that's correct
I think
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
nanocopper obvius
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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