The primary purpose of the Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education (VAL-ED) is to evaluate the leadership behaviors of a school principal. The assessment must be implemented with integrity and with a representative sample of educators who have had the opportunity to interact with the principal for at least two months.
The VAL-ED provides 360 degree feedback of a principal’s learning-centered behaviors by using input from the principal, his/her supervisor, and teachers. The survey looks at core components (the what) as well as key processes (the how).
Districts are responsible for purchasing a VAL-ED license directly through Discovery Education. Each principal using VAL-ED will need an individual license. Each license is good for one full year and includes two survey administrations.