North Carolina

Location of Standards 
In regulation
Version of ISLLC Standards Referenced by State 
2008 version
Year of Law Passage / Rule Change 
Standards for School Executives last approved in July 2011; Standards for Superintendents approved in September 2007
Overview of Standards, if different from ISLLC Standards 
Eight standards (for school executives): Strategic Leadership; Instructional Leadership; Cultural Leadership; Human Resource Leadership; Managerial Leadership; External Development Leadership; Micropolitical Leadership; and Academic Achievement Leadership
Use of Standards in Evaluation of School Leaders, Preparation Programs, and/or Other Purposes 
In 2010-11, North Carolina began implementing standards-based evaluation systems for superintendents, central office administrators and staff, principals (mandatory), and assistant principals (mandatory). In addition, the Standards for School Executives are also used to inform preparation programs, professional development, and mentoring for school executives.
Presence of Principal Supervisor Standards 
Presence of Principal Supervisor Job Description 
[1] Public Schools of North Carolina. (n.d.). Evaluation instruments and processes. Retrieved from [2] Public Schools of North Carolina. (2013). North Carolina standards for school executives. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Retrieved from
Year of Adoption of Principal Supervisor Policy Standards 
Location of Principal Supervisor Policy Standards (regulation, statute, etc.) 
In regulation