Central Office Performance Evaluation System (COPES) Overview

Central Office Administrators include Directors of: Business, Curriculum and Instruction, Facilities, Human Resources, Pupil Services/Special Education, and Technology. 

The primary purposes of the Central Office Performance Evaluation System  (COPES) are to:

  • improve district quality by ensuring accountability for overall performance.
  • contribute to successful achievement of the goals and objectives defined in the vision, mission, and goals of the school district;
  • provide a basis for improvement through productive central office administrator performance appraisal and professional growth; and
  • encourage collaboration between the central office administrator and their evaluator, and promote self-growth, leadership effectiveness, and improvement of overall job performance.  
  • Mission, Vision & Goals
  • Planning & Analysis
  • Human Resources / Instructional Leadership
  • Organizational Management
  • Communication & Community Relationships
  • Professionalism
This distinguishing characteristics of the COPES include: 
  • benchmark behaviors for each of the central office administrator performance standards;
  • a focus on the relationship between central office administrator performance and improved district achievement;
  • the use of multiple data sources for documenting performance, including opportunities for central office administrators to present evidence of their own performance;
  • a procedure for conducting performance reviews that stresses accountability, promotes professional improvement, and increases central office administrators' involvement in the evaluation process; and
  • a support system for providing assistance when needed.

See a short informational overview on COPES here:

COPES Overview

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