Herb Kohl

Educational Foundation, Inc

Principal Leadership Award Scoring Rubric

Below is the rubric we use to evaluate public school principal Leadership Award applications. 
 

Professional  Growth

Shows a history of participation in leadership with professional organizations. 1  2  3  4  5

Shows a history of community engagement and interaction. 1  2  3  4  5

Has been recognized for achievements in education. 1 2 3 4 5

Makes an effort to share ideas and strategies with the education

community. (Publications/Articles/Presentations/Etc.)  1 2 3 4 5

Demonstrates effort for continued personal professional development.  1  2  3  4 5

Models continuous leadership in professional growth for others. 1  2  3  4  5
 

Professional Practice Short Answers

Assess the degree to which a candidate has demonstrated the following. 1  2  3  4  5

Creates a distinctive school climate and culture that stands out from others in a positive way.  1  2  3  4  5

Successfully communicates the context of how they lead. 1  2  3  4  5

Shows that their leadership style has influenced student achievement. Involves teachers, staff members, parents, students and the community in
developing programs that offer equal access.  1  2  3  4  5

Provides evidence that the students at the applicant’s school are college or career ready.  1  2  3  4  5

Demonstrates behaviors that increased instructional leadership. Demonstrates behaviors that influenced the behaviors of others.  1  2  3  4  5

 

Letters of Recommendation

Writers felt that the applicant positively influenced teachers, students and the school environment. 
1   2   3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10

Writers provided specific examples to support their recommendations. 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9   10

Overall Quality of the Application

To what degree do you feel the application provided a clear picture on how the applicant improves the education of their students?  1 2  3  4  5

To what degree do you feel the application provided a clear picture on how the applicant’s methods make them stand out from other administrators?  1  2  3  4  5

To what degree has the applicant given strong supporting evidence throughout their application. 
1  2  3  4  5