Board Evaluation Instrument

IASB In-District Workshop:
Board Evaluation Instrument

How do members assess the board’s meetings, member behavior, vision and planning, and board/superintendent relations? Learn how your members view the work of the board by starting with this Likert-scale survey of the board. The survey is done in the moment during a board self-evaluation workshop facilitated by your field services director. The discussion is focused on continued learning and improvement.

Every board can benefit from a self-evaluation and the Board Evaluation Instrument is one way to identify issues before they become problems or strengthen what the board already does well. Effective school boards recognize that in order for them to be successful, they need to take responsibility for their processes and work and this instrument and facilitated workshop will help you identify your strengths and areas for improvement.
 
The Board Evaluation Instrument is a type of Board Self-Evaluation. The Illinois Open Meetings Act allows boards to meet in closed session for the purpose of board self-evaluation “when meeting with a representative of a statewide association of which the public body is member.” 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(16).