Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL)

The Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement in collaboration with stakeholders developed a rubric to support principal evaluations. The purpose of the rubric is to inform professional learning experiences for principals that will elevate their professional practice by identifying areas of promise and opportunities for growth within in each standard. The rubric provides a common language and clear expectations of a highly effective, effective, developing, and ineffective school leader.

Maryland's PSEL Rubric
Maryland's PSEL Rubric




Contact Information
Tiara Booker-Dwyer
Executive Director
Office of Leadership Development and School Improvement
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
Office Phone: 410.767.3676
Email: tiara.booker-dwyer@maryland.gov