Monitor and Evaluate the Impact of the Instructional Program

Lynnette Brunderman, Thad Dugan

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Abstract

According to ISLLC Standard 2, effective leaders monitor and evaluate the impact of the instructional program. The No Child Left Behind Act and related policies have clearly increased the demand for instructional leaders who can do this. In order to monitor and fully evaluate specific instructional programs, leaders need to have a strong self-awareness, relationships with others, and a recognition of the interdependent nature of schools as complex social systems. In other words, today’s instructional leaders must be able to build capacity for deep democratic learning (Hackney & Henderson, this volume) and continuous improvement at all levels of the system. Planned school changes must address root causes of problems as these problems affect all aspects of the system (e.g. curriculum, instruction, decision-making processes, parent involvement). Evaluation occurring daily as part of everyday work can provide the basis for selfawareness, organizational learning, and continuous improvement of the system. Reflections, fieldwork, and cases help develop leaders who are able to monitor and evaluate the impact of their instructional programs as part of organizational learning and continuous improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe New Instructional Leadership
Subtitle of host publicationISLLC Standard Two
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages168-186
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781136284311
ISBN (Print)9780203112885
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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