Guides for those who care about creating and supporting education quality.Standards for What Principals Should Know and Be Able To Do
The National Association of Elementary School Principals' (NAESP) guide, Leading Learning Communities: Standards for What Principals Should Know and Be Able To Do,
presents the voices of elementary and middle level principals who
state their belief that everything a principal does in school must be
focused on ensuring the learning of adults and students.
takes a fresh look at the role of school leader. Influenced by the
academic standards movement -- which is demanding that we focus on
equity and instruction as never before -- schools are thinking anew
about how to define "quality" in schools and how to create and manage
the environments that support it.Leading Learning Communities: What Principals Should Know and Be Able To Do
identifies six standards that NAESP believes together characterize
instructional leadership in schools. Click on the Principal Standards PDF link below to
download a copy of the book (102 pages), published in 2002.
The book has been revised and updated with a second edition published in 2008. To download an executive summary of the second edition, click on the REVISED Principal Standards PDF link below.
The book is available from the NAESP’s National Principal Resource Center. Order online at www.naesp.org/nprc