Is your board focused on what matters? The Alabama Association of School Boards suggests regular, reliable evaluation as a tool for board self-improvement. How does your school board assess its performance? AASB’s board self-evaluation package is designed to help you identify where the board is effective and where it can improve. The process will help you measure what really matters, clarify expectations and ensure accountability.
AASB member school boards have free access to our online self-evaluation instrument. The boards must direct themselves in completing, downloading and analyzing the results of the instrument. Tack on the Board Self-evaluation Workshop, and AASB will assist with those tasks and facilitate a meaningful, research-based discussion. Our system is easy to use.
Designed with Alabama school boards in mind, the AASB Board Self-evaluation instrument provides questions board members anonymously answer based on the board’s performance as a whole. Areas evaluated include board leadership and learning; board meetings; board leadership for student achievement, financial management and policy development; how the board relates with the superintendent, personnel, the community and media; and the board’s vision, goal setting and planning.
Self-evaluation is critical to the board’s efforts to continuously improve performance and should be done at least every other year. Prior to the session, each board member completes an anonymous online assessment of the board’s performance. AASB then analyzes the evaluation and, in a work session, facilitates board discussion of the results. This session is also invaluable to boards interested in setting goals for improving board performance. The workshop can satisfy the 2 hours of state-required whole board training.
Is your board operating effectively? Do you need to focus on areas the board could improve its own performance? Prior to the session, each board member completes an anonymous online assessment of the board’s performance. AASB then analyzes the evaluation and, in a work session, facilitates board discussion of the results, including a 1-hour goal setting session that is tied directly to the school board’s self-evaluation results. The workshop can satisfy the 2 hours of state-required whole board training.