Michigan Association of School Administrators

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School ADvance™: Administrator Evaluation System for Learning, Growth, and Adaptation

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Michigan districts are shaping new systems and paradigms for performance evaluation. The School ADvance and GrowthPLUS systems provide a framework to insure that a school district's performance review systems reflect best practices that stimulate learning and improvement. 

The School ADvance Administrator Evaluation System 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 MASA, Michigan ASCD, and K12 Evaluation Solutions, School ADvance establishes research-supported domains of principal and district administrator evaluation and developmental rubrics mapped to each domain.

The School Advance System includes three essential components:

  1. 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.
  2. Training and Support to help districts implement the School ADvance Administrator Evaluation System and provide ongoing assistance through an Implementation Network that emphasizes developing district capacity.
  3. GrowthPLUS Systems Design and Development to help all district leaders create an integrated evaluation system focused on learning, growth, and adaptation. GrowthPLUS is appropriate for schools using any State-approved system(s) for teacher and administrator evaluation.

Visit the School ADvance website at www.goschooladvance.com to find out more about selection criteria for an evaluation system, view frequently asked questions, or much more indepth information including:

  • Summary and Full rubrics for Principal evaluation
  • Summary rubrics for District Leader/Superintendent evaluation (for school boards)
  • Full rubrics for District Leader/Superintendent (for self-evaluation)
  • Principal Evaluations Domains
  • District Leader/Superintendent Domains
  • Licensing Agreement
  • School ADvance-GrowthPLUS Pricing Guide
  • References and Standards
  • Information about the creators of School ADvance: Dr. Patricia Reeves and Patricia McNeill

Contact MASA or Michigan ASCD at 517-327-5910517-327-5910, or e-mail any of the following: Linda Wacyk, lwacyk@gomasa.org, Pat Reeves, preeves@gomasa.org, or Pat McNeill, pmcneill@michiganascd.org

To learn more about School ADvance Plus (STAGES): Contact Dawn Zimmer at 888-549-4626888-549-4626 or dzimmer@zimco.net

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Educator Evaluation in Michigan: Next Steps for Districts1.67 MB
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