Tuscaloosa City School Board Approves Evaluation Method

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Tuscaloosa City Board of Education approved the final version of the method it will use to evaluate the Tuscaloosa City School System’s superintendent.

For years, the board’s members have complained about using the Alabama Department of Education’s official evaluation tool for superintendents, the Professional Education Personnel Evaluation Program of Alabama.

The PEPE, they’ve said, doesn’t fully assess student performance and improvement.

So the board has created its own evaluation method.

“We wanted something specific to the district,” board member Kelly Horwitz said at Tuesday’s meeting.

“This is the first year we’re not using PEPE, but it’s comparable,” she said. “The performance standards were drawn from professional evaluation tools.”

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