There are dozens of different evaluation instruments being used to assess the performance of school principals. It appears that most of these performance assessments largely overlook the principal’s responsibility to develop and implement policies and practices that enhance the academic success of students of diverse racial, ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Of course, all students are likely to benefit from the work of effective school leaders. But researchers have identified school-level policies and practices that principals can influence that are particularly important to the academic success of diverse students.
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