Published: 5/9/2016 10:19 AM

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.
Purchasing and other information about VAL-ED 360° is available here and by contacting Sandy Carruthers at (704) 557-2471 or at sandy_carruthers@discovery.com.
Kevin Stull
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