The Arkansas State Board of Education adopted the 2015 Professional Standards for Educational Leaders [PSEL] as the performance standards for educational leaders which was the impetus for updating to improve our current Leader Excellence and Development System.
The goal of this work was to reduce the required number of standards, and therefore, the number of ratings. Also, the new design would incorporate contemporary research-based findings of education thought-leaders. The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) developed the content of the new rubric and it will include a professional reference section and recommended professional literature. ADE is excited to share a guide to a recommended growth path for those maintaining the focus and empowering the work of student-focused learning.
The Arkansas Department of Education works to support and develop education leaders through the Leadership Quest. The purpose is to provide networking opportunities and personalized learning to enhance leadership skills. Participants in the quest have access to a leadership development coach, support coaches and practices lead principals.
Arkansas Leadership Data (PPTX) – This Power Point is a compilation of demographics entered into APSCN by Arkansas school districts and also includes Beginning Administrator data from the Office of Educator Effectiveness.
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