School Administrator Performance Evaluation System (SAPES) Overview

The primary purposes of the School Administrator Performance Evaluation System (SAPES)  are to:

  • student learning and growth
  • Contribute to successful achievement of the goals and objectives defined in the vision, mission, and goals of the school district
  • Provide a basis for leadership improvement through productive school administrator performance appraisal and professional growth
  • Promote collaboration between the school administrator and evaluator
  • Promote self-reflection, professional growth, leadership effectiveness, and improvement of overall job performance.
  • Leadership for Student Learning
  • School Climate
  • Human Resources Leadership
  • Organizational Management
  • Communication & Community Relationships
  • Professionalism
The distinguishing characteristics of SAPES include:
  • Benchmark behaviors for each of the school administrator performance standards
  • A focus on the relationship between school administrator performance and improved student learning and growth
  • The use of multiple data sources for documenting performance, including opportunities for school administrators to present evidence of their own performance as well as student growth
  • A procedure for conducting performance reviews that stresses accountability, promotes professional improvement, and increase school administrators’ involvement in the evaluation process
  • A support system for providing assistance when needed.
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