Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Fall 1975

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

R. Carlton

Second Committee Member

J. Keith

Third Committee Member

Roy F. Ruebel


In October 1974, a pilot survey was conducted at the state convention of the Washington Association of Secondary School Principals in Spokane, Washington. The concern of the pilot survey was to indicate the general compliance for school administrators with RCW 28A.67.065. The results indicated that 75 percent of the districts surveyed evaluate their principals while only 41 percent indicated an evaluation of the superintendent. Were these percentages to hold true and accurate, eighty districts in the state would not be evaluating their principals and 188 superintendents would not be evaluated. Fifty-nine percent of the school districts then would be failing to meet the requirements of the mandate. The school districts then would show a need to develop or expand upon an evaluation program in order to comply with the law.