- Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Principals-This is a Word document. – Approved by the Virginia Board of Education on February 23, 2012, effective July 1, 2013, and revised on July 23, 2015, and January 10, 2020.
- Research Synthesis of Virginia Principal Evaluation Competencies and Standards (PDF) | (Word) – Provides the research basis for the performance standards set forth in the 2012 Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Principals.
Advancing Virginia's Leadership Agenda Guidance Document
The Licensure Regulations for School Personnel, effective September 21, 2007, and revised on January 19, 2011, set forth the requirements for the administration and supervision preK-12 endorsement. The endorsement consists of Level I, which is required to serve as a building-level administrator or central office supervisor, and Level II (Principal of Distinction), which is an optional endorsement to which an experienced building-level administrator may aspire.
- Advancing Virginia's Leadership Agenda Guidance Document: Standards and Indicators for School Leaders and Documentation for the Principal of Distinction (Level II) Administration and Supervision Endorsement (PDF)
Principal Evaluation Training Materials
The principal evaluation training materials are intended to help school divisions in aligning their current evaluation systems with the newly revised Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Principals.