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The Board of Trustees believes that regular, comprehensive evaluations designed to hold administrative and supervisory staff accountable for their performance are key to improving their instructional leadership and management skills. Evaluations shall be linked to the district's vision and goals, the Local Control and Accountability Plan, and School Improvement Plan.

1. The administrator's progress toward agreed-upon goals, objectives and tasks.

2. General expectations of performance that recognize professional responsibility, accountability and attitude.

3. Additional factors as determined by the Superintendent.

The evaluation shall recognize the worth and needs of the individual in the total working environment and shall provide direction toward the improvement of his/her effectiveness.

An employee shall be evaluated annually for the first and second years of employment as an administrator or supervisor in the district, and at least every two years thereafter, unless otherwise provided for in an employee contract or collective bargaining agreement. Evaluations may occur between scheduled periods at the request of the employee, his/her supervisor, or the Superintendent or designee.

The Superintendent or designee shall establish clear, objective criteria for evaluation based on the job responsibilities of each administrative or supervisory position.

Formal management evaluations shall be recorded in writing on a form prescribed by the Superintendent. The evaluation shall include recommendations for improvement and/or focus areas for growth.

Evaluation criteria for certificated school site administrators may be based on the California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL) and also may include, but not be limited to, evidence of: (Education Code 44671)

1. Academic growth of students, based on multiple measures which may include student work as well as student and school longitudinal data that demonstrate academic growth over time

Assessments used for this purpose shall be valid and reliable and used for the intended purposes and for the appropriate student populations. Local and state academic assessments may include, but are not limited to, state standardized assessments and formative, summative, benchmark, end-of-chapter, end-of-course, Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, college entrance, and performance assessments.

(cf. 6162.5 - Student Assessment)

(cf. 6162.51 - State Academic Achievement Tests)

(cf. 6141.5 - Advanced Placement)

2. Effective and comprehensive teacher evaluations, including, but not limited to, curricular and management leadership, ongoing professional development, teacher-principal teamwork, and professional learning communities

3. Culturally responsive instructional strategies to address and eliminate the achievement gap

4. The ability to analyze quality instructional strategies and provide effective feedback that leads to instructional improvement

5. High expectations for all students and leadership to ensure active student engagement and learning

6. Collaborative professional practices for improving instructional strategies

7. Effective school management, including personnel and resource management, organizational leadership, sound fiscal practices, a safe campus environment, and appropriate student behavior

8. Meaningful self-assessment to improve as a professional educator, which may include, but not be limited to, a self-assessment based on the CPSEL and the identification of areas of strengths and areas for professional growth to engage in activities to foster professional growth

9. Consistent and effective relationships with students, parents/guardians, teachers, staff, and other administrators

(cf. 4119.21/4219.21/4319.21 - Professional Standards)

The evaluation shall be dated and signed by the employee and evaluator. The employee may respond in writing to the evaluation within a reasonable time after receiving a copy of the evaluation. The response shall be attached to the evaluation and placed in the employee's personnel file.

(cf. 4112.6/4212.6/4312.6 - Personnel Files)

Classified Management Employees

Classified management personnel will be evaluated according to the procedures developed by the Superintendent and approved by the Board. The evaluation shall include recommendations for improvement if needed. Assistance shall be provided by the district as necessary.

The evaluation form must be signed by both the person being evaluated and the supervisor making the evaluation. The signature of the evaluated management employee shall not show agreement with the evaluation unless so indicated above the signature of the employee. The employee may make written response to the evaluation at any time up to 10 days after receiving a copy of the evaluation. The response shall be attached to the evaluation and placed in the employee's personnel file.

Confidential Personnel

The Superintendent shall develop appropriate procedures for the evaluation of confidential personnel. Evaluations shall be administered in the same manner and time schedule as classified employees who have similar but non-confidential positions with the district.

Legal Reference:


35171 Availability of rules and regulations for evaluation of performance

44660-44665 Evaluation and assessment of performance of certificated employees

44670-44671 Principal evaluation

45113 Rules and regulations for the classified service in districts not incorporating the merit system


3540.1 Meeting and negotiating in public educational employment, definitions

3543.2 Scope of representation

3545 Determination of bargaining units

Management Resources:


California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders



Association of California School Administrators:

California Department of Education:

Commission on Teacher Credentialing:


adopted: September 21, 2010 Burlingame, California

revised: November 4, 2014