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Mr.

Jeff Newman, Dlstri£t 7


STATE SUPERINTENDENT'S ANNUAL EVALUATION
ALABAMA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

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Please provide your ratin of the Superintendent on each statement by drawing a circle around the appropriate rating or by placing an
"X" in one of tl1e other two spaces if a ratint~ is not entered. 1 is low and 5 is high.

1. To move tlle Alabama State Department of Education toward a well-


run departmtmt, which fulfills its mission and objectives as 1 2 3
established by tlle Board.

2. To enhance the quality of the department's assistance to local systems. 1 2 3

3. Recognizt•s the value of and implements programs and plans that


utilize technology at the state and local levels. 1 2 3

4. To increase the quality of staff and administration in the Alabama


State Dt•partrnent of Education. 1 2 3

5. To make the K-12Pducation system better prepare students for


academic or vocational life after graduation. 1 2 3

6. To provide leadership for more cooperative efforts with other state


agencies, universities, the Alabama Legislature and Congress. 1 2 3

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7. To provide effective and appropriate communication with local school
systems. 1 2 3 4 cv
8. To provide effective and consistent communication with the Alabama
: State Board of Education. 1 2 3 CD 5

9. To provide the LEAs with the appropriate role, scope, and mission
statement for the Alabama State Department of Education. 1 2 3 4 5
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10. To establish a positive working relationship with the media and civic
dubs. 1 2 3 4 lis\
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11. To sh·engthen the financial position and accow1tability of local school
systems. 1 2 3 4 5
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12. To strengthen the academic accountability of local school systems. 1 2 3 c;'
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13. To set high financial and academic standards for local systems and
then provide local systems greater flexibility to meet those standards. 1 2 3 ~ 5

14. To promote public education by maintaining open and effective lines


of communication with other branches of government, other
organizatinns, and other institutions interested in public education.
1 2 3
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15. To promote public education by maintaining open and effective lines
of communication with the public and by providing usable, relevant
information to the public about K-12 public education in the state of 1 5
Alabama and in their local school systems.

,6. To comply with all federal and state requirements for those programs
where responsibility and accountability have been delegated by laws 1 2 3
to the Alabama State Department of Education.

17. To provide the leadership for improving the effectiveness of K-12


public schools in Alabama. 1 2

18. To act consistently and fairly in applying rules and regulations to


various local systems within tl1e state of Alabama. 1 2

19. To provide effective and appropriate communication with tile


Alabama Community College System. 1 2

Comments:

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1.r- Has a styli' that is open and pleasant, with an appropriate sense of
1 2 3
humor.

2. Under pressure, maintains his composure and sound judgment in


making decisions.
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3. Communicates effectively through the written and spoken word. 1 2 3 4 @)

4. Is outgoing, visible and receptive to others. 1 2 3 4

5. Conducts himself in accordance with high standards of honesty and 1 2 3 4


integrity.

6. Is well-groomed, well-mannered and comfortable with groups and 1 2 3 4 (s)


individuals. '"-

7. Is energetic and aggressive in the performance of his responsibilities. 1 2 3 4 G)


Comments:

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P,ut Ill: Pclfoun.lllce Key Job Respunsihiliti<'s-1 ttedi\e
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Relationships with Kl'\' Persons .HHi (~roup:-; (.}UL'SliOil

1." Governor 1 2 3 CD 5

2. Legislature 1 2 3 ~ 5

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3. Key constituents 1 2 3 5
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4. Federal agencies 1 2 3 @5
5. The Superintendent appropriately executes the duties of his office.
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6. The Superintendent satisfactorily completes assignments as given by


the Board as a whole.
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7. The Superintendent provides the Alabama State Board of Education
with adequate information to make informed decisions.
1 2 3 Q) 5

8. The Superintendent adequately represents the needs of the K-12


public education with the State, the Legislature, and other external 1 2 3 G) 5
groups.

Comments:

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1."" Is effective in his role as spokesman for K-12 public education. 1 2 3 4 (]



2. Presents a favorable public image. 1 2 3 4
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3. Interprets the mission and goals and objectives of the K-12 public
education to the public .
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4. Ensures visibility of the Alabama State Department of Education


through appropriate relationships with the media, Legislature,
Goven1or' s Office, and other organizations.
1 2 3
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5. Exhibits effectiveness with the legislative process. 1 2 3 4 G)


Comments:

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Pjt>ase provide your rating f or th e genera items accord ing to your
experience with and perception of the Superintendent's performance.

1. As an individual Board member

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A. Tlw Superintendent responds appropriately to your requests as an
1 2 3 4
individual Board member.
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B. The Superintendent keeps you as an individual Board member
adequately informed of pertinent items in your Board district.
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c. The Superintendent is available and accessible to you for
consultation regarding Board matters.
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D. The Su p•·r·inlcndent is timely in providing requested information


and matPrials to you.
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E. The Supt·rinlt•ndL•nt is effective with superintendents in your


Board ,Jistricls.
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2. With the Board as a Whole

A. The Superintendent makes new policy recommendations and


reviews current policies so as to ensure that such policies are
mainlainl'LI in an up-to-dalt• fashion.
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B. The Supm·intcndt•nt pnwid,•s llw Board with information that is


sufficient in substance <llld dt•m· in format so as to facilitate Board
decisions.
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c. The Superintendent bases recommendations fm· Board action on a
mnsi,Itoration of alternatives, which in turn aw pn•scnted to the 1 2 3 ~
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P.nt \': Rt'!lertive AbSes"Hent uf Supetintendent's l'etfmm.tnce by
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<Jtu:stion
r With the Board as a Whole (continued)

D. TI1e Superintendent prepares, with Board members' input from


work sessions and di~cussions, an agenda for each meeting,
disseminates the agenda, with background materials, to Board
m~mbers in advance of meetings.
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•E The Superintendent provides to the Board monthly and timely
reports of pertinent activities. 1 2 3 4
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F. The Superintendent is impartial in his dealings with Board
ml!mbers. 1 2 3 4 !;)
G. Satisfaction with the Superintendent's conduct during Board
meetings. 1 2 3 4
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H. Satisfaction with the Superintendent's professional conduct as the
representative of the K-12 public education. 1 2
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I. Satisfaction with the Superintendent's overall job performance. 1 2 3 G) 5

Comments:

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Mr. Jeff Newman, Dlstrltt 7
TO THE EVALUATOR:

Below you should write a narrative in which you summarize your perceptions of the Superintendent's key personal and professional
strengths and weaknesses, and his development needs, if any, for the coming year.

My perceptions of the Superintendent's personal and professional strengths and weaknesses are addressed in the attached
evaluation. My immediate concern for the coming year is having a more detailed discussion on the Alabama Math Course of Study,
not just the standards but how they are taught to our students. Examples: how the problems are presented to the students, how
students are expected to respond, how students are assessed on these math problems.

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