As it continues to improve evaluation systems and the support it offers districts and educators, the NJDOE is providing the New Jersey Principal Evaluation for Professional Learning (NJPEPL) Process and Observation Instrument. Districts may adopt the NJPEPL Observation Instrument as the practice component of their principal evaluation rubric beginning in 2018-19.
The NJPEPL Process and Observation Instrument were developed through broad stakeholder engagement and a two-year pilot process. As an integrated system of principal evaluation, NJPEPL offers a simpler, yet more powerful approach for the evaluation and professional development of school leaders.
"More appropriate evaluation of what the principals are doing on a day-to-day basis." ~ Chris Carrubba, Superintendent, Belvidere and Harmony Township
"This process allows for more dialogue with the superintendent and also allows you to showcase your standards with specific artifacts rather than a multitude of artifacts. It focuses on the growth model."
~ Jayme Orlando, Principal, Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District
More in-depth training materials and guidance for the process and instrument will be available towards the end of the 2017-18 school year to supplement the introductory documents linked above.