This review was commissioned by Principals Australia Institute. Its purpose is twofold: to review approaches to assessing and evaluating principals internationally; and, to draw on this review in developing recommendations for building a rigorous and beneficial professional certification system for accomplished principals in Australia. There is widespread agreement that our society needs to place greater value on the important and complex work of teachers and principals (Productivity Commission 2012). Whether that happens will depend in large part on our capacity to develop standards for successful practice and rigorous methods for assessing those who meet them. Our ability to recognise and value quality professional work depends on our ability to evaluate it.
Ingvarson, Lawrence, "Professional certification for accomplished principals: directions for Australia" (2014).
Originally published at: http://certification.pai.edu.au/sites/default/files/Professional_certification_for_accomplished_principals_-_directions_for_Australia.pdf