Principal Effectiveness Pilot Project

Updated: June 28, 2013

The 2013-14 Principal Effectiveness Pilot represents South Dakota’s efforts to implement professional standards and evaluation procedures for the state’s public school principals.

Pilot Sites
Principal Effectiveness Handbook – Draft
Student Learning Objectives

The pilot seeks to:

1. Assess the quality and relevance of a recommended set of professional practice standards that guide principal evaluation and establish a foundation for principal effectiveness ratings;

2. Assess the relevance of recommended quantitative measures of student growth, which will be used as one significant factor in determining principal effectiveness ratings;

3. Assess administrative procedures, training, and support systems associated with implementing principal evaluation systems that result in summative effectiveness ratings;

4. Identify best practices, challenges and opportunities associated with implementing principal evaluation systems; and

5. Inform any necessary changes to the model principal evaluation system, which will be an option for districts to use as state and federal principal evaluation requirements take effect in the 2014-15 school year.

Training Handouts:
Principal Effectiveness Model Overview Principal Evaluation and Professional Growth Process
Measures of Principal Performance SLT Development Process
South Dakota’s Teacher Effectiveness Model Teacher Evaluation and Professional Growth Process
SD Framework for Teaching and Teach cape Focus Student Learning Objectives
Kickoff Webinar
Introduction to the Principal Effectiveness Pilot Principal Effectiveness webinar
Memo to Districts
PEP Project Overview
Frequently Asked Questions


Carla Leingang, Department of Education, at 605-773-4638