Principal Evaluation

Principal Practice


Dedicated Leaders Committed to Our Schools

Each CPS school principal must stay focused on student progress. In accordance with the CPS Framework for Success, the District reviews five principal competencies.

  • Competency A: Champions teacher and staff excellence through continuous improvement to develop and achieve the vision of high expectations for all students
  • Competency B: Creates powerful professional learning systems that guarantee learning for all students
  • Competency C: Builds a culture focused on college and career readiness
  • Competency D: Empowers and motivates families and the community to become engaged
  • Competency E: Relentlessly pursues self-disciplined thinking and action

The CPS Performance Standards for School Leaders Rubric with Critical Attributes organizes the work of a principal with standards that fall under each of the five competencies.

Principals receive two formal observations conducted by their Network Chief. All Network Chiefs are certified as principal evaluators by the Illinois State Board of Education. After the observations, evaluators provide feedback to and share collected evidence with principals. Each principal has the opportunity to set goals with their Network Chief and submit a self-assessment.

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