is an adaptable system of rubrics, descriptors, processes and protocols to guide districts in the key work of evaluating and developing the performance of all school administrators—including the superintendent.
Developed through a partnership between Western Michigan University, MASA, and Michigan ASCD, School ADvance provides performance assessment and development tools for principals, assistant principals, central office administrators, and superintendents who serve within local district and intermediate or regional service districts. School ADvance includes leadership frameworks and rubrics for both instructional and non-instructional leadership roles. School ADvance also provides frameworks and rubrics for administrative support staff. Each of the leadership frameworks are organized into Domains of practice with research-supported Factors and Characteristics which further delineate and articulate the work of school leaders.
- School ADvance Administrator Evaluation Tools to help districts not only comply with State requirements to annually evaluate principals, district administrators and superintendents, but also use the results to stimulate learning, growth, and adaptation.
- GrowthPLUS resources and tools to help practicing school leaders shape adaptive, growth focused systems and processes in their schools and school districts. Growth PLUS resources and tools are appropriate for schools using any State-approved system(s) for teacher and administrator evaluation.
School ADvance Evaluation Tools include:
Developmental rubrics, to guide the assessment of school and district-level administrator performance
Performance profiling tools and growth plans to help school leaders:
Conduct authentic self-assessment
Maintain a current personal performance profile
Identify growth edges and set priorities for personal growth
Create personal growth plans
Establish evidence to support performance and growth ratings
Track progress in leading the work of student growth
Scoring and interpretation tools to help a district:
Assess overall developmental status of its administrators
Assess administrator performance status on district identified critical performance areas (performance “power standards”)
Assess administrator growth and development over time
- Refresher workshops for school leadership teams
- Ongoing Support through MASA