A surprising revelation from Peggy Petrilli's unsuccessful racial discrimination suit against Fayette County Superintendent Stu Silberman was that principals rarely - if ever - get marked down on their evaluations. A Herald-Leader editorial was correct to say, "the district must do a better job of evaluating employees. ... employees who aren't accurately graded can't really be expected to improve." Given his considerable talents, it must have been difficult for the editorial board to pen comments critical of Silberman, although they softened it as much as they could.
Day, Richard E., "District flunked test on evaluating school principals - petrilli trial revealed weakness" (2009). Curriculum and Instruction Faculty and Staff Scholarship. Paper 41.