The goals for this study were to examine principals’ perceptions regarding their own supervision and evaluation and compare to superintendents’ perceptions regarding the supervision and evaluation of principals. Three research questions guided the inquiry: (1) What are the perceptions of principal and superintendents’ regarding their own supervision?; (2) What are the perceptions of principal and superintendents’ regarding their own evaluation?; and (3) What are the differences in perceptions of principal and superintendents’ regarding supervision and evaluation? This study followed a descriptive format and used a 20 item on-line survey to measure principal and superintendents’ perceptions regarding critical elements in their own supervision and evaluation cycle. Out of the participants solicited, 102 principals agreed to participate (37% response rate) and 23 superintendents agreed to participate (48% response rate). Results indicated overall superintendents and principals were in agreement regarding 19 out of 20 statements describing the supervision and evaluation of principals. In addition, there was a significant difference in both supervision and evaluation perceptions between superintendents and principals. Results from this study provide implications for those who supervise principals, as well as for those who train superintendents.
McKim, C. A., Hvidston, D., & Hickman, B. J. (2019). An Analysis of Superintendent and Principal Perceptions Regarding the Supervision and Evaluation of Principals. Journal of Educational Supervision, 2 (2). https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.31045/jes.2.2.4