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AWSP Leadership Framework User's Guide

AWSP created a User's Guide for the AWSP Leadership Framework. It will assist principals and their evaluators with the process. There are three ways to get the User's Guide.

User's Guide Formats

1. Printed Copy

A printed copy of the Guide was mailed to all principals, assistant principals and superintendents in early May 2014. We've distributed thousands of copies, but print copies of the current Guide are no longer available. We are working on an updated version.

2. Online Access (Members Only):

The full User's Guide is available to members by logging in. View it as a single PDF or by chapter. 

Online Access

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3. Interactive Book:

 The User's Guide is available in interactive form for iPads, iPhones, and Macs. This version is available for purchase through the iBooks Store. The interactive book includes:
  • Free, downloadable updates
  • Digital note-taking
  • Searchability
  • Digital bookmarking
  • Study and review sections
  • Photo galleries, and much more
Read the User's Guide for iBooks Store FAQ, which includes information on volume purchasing.  


Setting the Stage

  • Introduction, Structure, and Organization of the Guide

Professional Growth Planning (PGP)

Using Data to Inform Principal Evaluation and Practice

    Preparing for the Evaluation

    • Considering the Degree of Authority and Support
    • Images of Possibilities: The Role of Principal Supervisors
    • Criterion 1: Creating a Culture
    • Criterion 2: Ensuring School Safety
    • Criterion 3: Planning with Data
    • Criterion 4: Aligning Curriculum
    • Criterion 5: Improving Instruction
    • Criterion 6: Managing Resources
    • Criterion 7: Engaging Communities
    • Criterion 8: Closing the Gap    

    Adapting the Framework for Assistant Principals

    Teacher/Principal Evaluation Coordination 

    Partnering with Student Leaders


    • Staff Survey Prompts
    • Principal Planning Templates
    • TPEP WACs/RCWs
    • Sample Goals
    • Rubrics

    Leadership Framework

    Nearly all the state's 295 school districts have adopted the AWSP Leadership Framework.


    Version 2.0 (PDF) was released on June 28, 2013.

    Jack Arend FMI

    For More Information 

    Jack Arend | Associate Director | (800) 562-6100