The Purpose of the National Center for the Evaluation of Educational Leadership Preparation and Practice

is to make available valid and reliable evaluation research tools, methods and training materials and strategies for leadership preparation programs.

These resources will enable:


  • The collection and analysis of survey evaluation research data for program benchmarking and in-depth multi-program analysis of program features and graduate career and leadership practices outcomes.
  • The creation of a systematic process for collecting and analyzing state data on degrees and certification by institution, and career advancement and school progress by graduates and institutions.
  • The provision of evaluation training, technical assistance and support for leadership preparation programs, and establish regional train-the-trainer opportunities to increase evaluation technical assistance capacity locally.
  • The creation of a sustainable system for on-going evaluation research to support the on-going evaluation and improvement of leadership preparation programs.