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Vanderbilt Assessment of Leadership in Education (Val-Ed)

Effective school leadership is one of the core components of successful schools. This course is a full immersion into a research-based tool that provides a 360–degree evaluation of school leaders. Val–Ed program coordinators and principals will be trained for the full product implementation. This includes: organizing when, where, and how the survey will be taken, the execution of the survey, and the analysis of the survey results. Data analysis will focus on survey results to identify strengths and areas for growth of leadership behaviors based on the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium standards.


  • Val-Ed Program Coordinators and Principals


  • 6 hours

Maximum Participants

  • 25

System Requirements

  • Conference Room Setting
  • Internet access
  • Presentation station for presenter with computer and LCD projector


  • none

Recommended Companion Courses

  • n/a

Learning Outcomes

By the completion of this session participants will be able to:

  • Identify participants to take the survey
  • Understand how to properly execute administration so anonymity will be protected
  • Identify core components that define leadership behaviors
  • Recognize the six key processes known to influence student achievement
  • Identify personal leadership behaviors

Sample Agenda

  1. Purpose of the assessment
  2. Organizing participants
  3. Review test administration
  4. Analyze demo survey reports
  5. Debrief and evaluations

It has been a great experience with the trainers (Discovery Education Professional Development). They know exactly what we need......we have conversations to make sure that everything we're doing is targeted to support our coaches.

Alma Gonzalez

Director, English Learning Services, Coachella Valley Unified School District