Establishing Administrative Performance Objectives

Waters and Marzano (2006) review of 3.4 million students’ achievement scores found that Superintendents’ tenure is positively correlated with student achievement.

Organizations using the McPherson & Jacobson protocol have enjoyed sustainability of leadership.

Over the last five years, almost 80 percent of administrators are in the position for which they were hired. Almost sixty percent of administrators are still in the position for which they were hired within the past ten years. Almost half of the administrators selected by governing boards within the past 15 years are in the position for which they were hired.

  • The administrator and board of education/reviewer will agree on annual performance objectives for the administrator
  • The board/reviewer will then identify what evidence they will accept that the administrator is making progress towards the identified objectives
  • The administrator will create an action plan to attainment of the identified objectives
  • The action plan is presented to the board for final approval and also forwarded to McPherson & Jacobson
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