At a Glance
Chicago Public Schools uses a principal evaluation system that holds principals accountable for student growth and provides support to help principals succeed as school leaders.
Under the State of Illinois’ Performance Evaluation Reform Act (PERA), the principal evaluation system must be standards-based and include student growth indicators as well as professional practice ratings.
Principal Practice — Includes five competencies that assess leadership excellence, such as maintaining powerful professional learning systems, building a culture focused on college and career readiness and other factors that keep the focus on students.
Student Academic Growth and Other Measures — This part of principal evaluation looks at how schools influence student success. This includes attendance, dropout rate and graduation information, as well as measures of student growth, such as the Northwest Evaluation Association Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA MAP) and ACT Educational Planning and Assessment (EPAS).