The demands on a school administrator are many. In addition to managing the school, today's administrators are expected to be visionary, community, and instructional leaders. They are required to lead the staff forward in the best interest of the students while also taking on roles such as fundraiser, data collector, mentor, and most importantly, educator.
Realizing the relationship between school leadership and student achievement, the ELP is designed to gather information to help school leaders strengthen their abilities to improve learning for all students.
The instrument measures nine areas of educational leadership performance identified by the research on what makes an effective school administrator. Each performance area includes four elements with a rating guide. Select one of the links below to learn more about the process.
How the ELP works
What the ELP measures
How ELP results can be used
ELP research base
SEE A SAMPLE of the ELP. Feel free to navigate through the instrument to get a better sense of the organization and content. The instrument is set for demonstration purposes only, so no results will be produced.
DOWNLOAD A PAPER VERSION of the instrument. The paper version of the instrument may be downloaded and used free of charge. Users are responsible for collecting and tabulating their own data.
ELP SAMPLE REPORT This is an example of the final report that is sent out as a pdf.
$100 - Each individual assessed using the same questions and format in the sample instrument ($125 out-of-state)
$50 - Additional setup charge per hour to customize the sample instrumentA paper version of the instrument may be downloaded and used free of charge. Users are responsible for collecting and tabulating their own data when paper instruments are used.
Contact the ND LEAD Center for more information or to secure authorization to use the online instrument.
Acknowledgements: The efforts of several partner organizations to research and develop the ELP are gratefully acknowledged. Partner organizations include the Wallace Foundation, the Eugene 4J School District, and the University of Oregon Administrative Licensure Program. Permission to use the ELP is granted by the Eugene 4J School District, Eugene, Oregon.