Behaviorally anchored rating scales for principals : a developmental approach to evaluation

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Brenda Kimble Moon (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Roland H. Nelson

Abstract: This study investigated the applicability of Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales to the evaluation of performance of public school principals. An instrument for use in evaluating principals in varied school settings in North Carolina was constructed. This Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scale was field-tested three times in different school settings. The study contains a review of the literature of performance appraisal in general and Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales in particular. The implications for a valid developmental approach to evaluation were also reviewed. Antecedents and precedents for current performance appraisal practices in industry, business, and education were reviewed and applied to the construction and validation of an evaluation instrument for school principals. The basic concepts of BARS instruments were described in detail. The format for the development of the instrument was modeled after Smith and Kendall (1963), and results obtained were analyzed.

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Language: English
Date: 1980
School principals $x Rating of
School principals $z North Carolina
Educational evaluation

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