Location of standards 
Administrative Rule: Chapter 284A Administrator Quality Program
Alignment to national standards 
ISLLC 2008
Year of law passage/rule change 
Name and overview of standards 
There are six Iowa Standards for School Leaders: Shared Vision; Culture of Learning; Management; Family and Community; Ethics; and Societal Context.
Use of standards 
Used for evaluation and professional development.
[1] Iowa Department of Education. (2008). Iowa standards for school leaders. Retrieved from https://www.educateiowa.gov/sites/files/ed/documents/0809_pk12_eq_iowast... [2] Iowa Department of Education. (n.d.). School administrator evaluation. Retrieved from https://www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/educator-quality/school-administrator-...
Location of standards 
Senate file 277, Iowa legislature
Alignment to national principal supervisor standards 
Year of law passage/rule change 
Overview of standards 
The Iowa Standards for School Leaders include six standards: Shared Vision; Culture of Learning; Management; Family and Community; Ethics; and Societal Context.
Use of standards 
The superintendent evaluation is used to define expectations, prioritize district goals, impact district improvement efforts, and support the board of education.
Presence of principal supervisor job description 
[1] School Administers of Iowa. (n.d.). Administrator standards. Retrieved from http://www.sai-iowa.org/leadership-standards-and-evaluation.cfm [2] Iowa Association of School Boards, School Administrators of Iowa and The Wallace Foundation. (n.d.) Superintendent leadership performance review: A systems approach. Retrieved from http://www.sai-iowa.org/Superintendent%20Evaluation%20v3%20p48.pdf
Location of performance evaluation requirement 
Senate File 277, Enacted by the 2007 Iowa Legislature,
Year of passage/revision 
Name of evaluation system 
Principal Performance Review
Description of evaluation system 
The principal performance review process must be implemented according to eight operating principles: Align with the Iowa Standards for School Leaders; Acknowledge strengths and improve performance; Include multiple indicators of student growth; Recognize the principal’s role in school culture; Reflect research-based criteria; Provide opportunities for personal and professional growth; Connect to school improvement goals; and Align building, district, and community goals.
Frequency of performance evaluation 
Formatively annually and summatively every 3 years
Intended use of performance evaluation 
The administrator evaluations are intended to acknowledge administrator strengths, improve principal performance, Improve student growth, and inform individual professional development plans that align with district goals, school improvement, and principal professional goals.
Rubric or evaluation instrument 
School Administrators of Iowa and the Wallace Foundation. (n.d.). Principal Leadership Performance Review: A Systems Approach. Retrieved from http://www.sai-iowa.org/Leadership/Standards%20and%20Evaluation/PrinEval...
[1] School Administrators of Iowa and The Wallace Foundation. (n.d.). Principal leadership performance review: A systems approach. Retrieved from http://www.sai-iowa.org/Leadership/Standards%20and%20Evaluation/PrinEval... [2] School Administrators of Iowa. (n.d.) Administrator standards. Retrieved at http://www.sai-iowa.org/leadership-standards-and-evaluation.cfm
Principal preparation program accreditation or approval standards 
Iowa's Education Standards applicable for all practitioner preparation programs include: Governance and Resources; Diversity; Faculty; and Assessment System and Unit Evaluation. Iowa's standards applicable for administrator preparation programs include: Administrator Preparation Clinical Practice and Administrator Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions.
Description of program approval review process 
All programs must be approved by the State Board of Education by submitting evidence of meeting standards. For approval, each program submits evidence for each standard via a template and a review team conducts on-site visits to verify the evidence.
Minimum years of educational experience or degree required by candidate for acceptance to principal preparation program 
3 years of teaching experience
Minimum test scores for preparation program entrance 
Not specified
Number of credits in coursework required for graduation 
Not specified
Degree level required for principal entry-level certification or licensure 
Masters degree
Field work or internship required for degree or license 
Minimum test score requirements for certification 
[1] Iowa Board of Educational Examiners. (n.d.). Requirements for licenses. Retrieved from http://www.boee.iowa.gov/require.html [2] Iowa Administrative Code Chapter 79. (2017). Standards for practitioner and administrator preparation programs. Retrieved from https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ACO/chapter/281.79.pdf