Huberman to issue performance management booklet

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Ron Huberman opened the 53rd Annual Principals and Administrators Association Conference Thursday with a preview of his upcoming Friday address, saying that he plans to outline how to implement performance management.

Ron Huberman opened the 53rd Annual Principals and Administrators
Association Conference Thursday with a preview of his upcoming Friday
address, saying that he plans to outline how to implement performance
management.

He also admitted that his year-long quest to get principals and
teachers to use data as a tool for school improvement has hit road
bumps. “One of the things we have struggled with in the last year is
how we translate (performance management) into teaching and learning,”
Huberman said.

“In some places it is working really well. In some places it is not working very well,” he said.

On Friday, Huberman will issue a booklet with specific strategies for using data to drive improved instruction.

Overall, principals at Thursday’s event seemed open to hearing
Huberman’s message. Pam Layne, acting principal at Ashburn Elementary,
said she was excited about the prospect of using data better and hopes
the booklet will help principal’s improve their interaction with
teachers on performance management.

“A lot of teachers are afraid of data. But once they grasp how it can
be a tool for them, you can see the transformation that takes place, so
that (there) is not a fear factor” Layne said. “It is to help you be
better, to know what your weaknesses are.”

Read our post on performance management from earlier this week.