Location of Standards 
Legislation: Code of Virginia 22.1-253.13.5 (B)
Version of ISLLC Standards Referenced by State 
2008 version
Year of Law Passage / Rule Change 
Guidelines for principals were approved 2/23/2012 and went into effect 7/1/2013. Guidelines for superintendents were approved 9/27/2012 and went into effect as of 7/1/2014.
Overview of Standards, if different from ISLLC Standards 
Seven standards (for principals): Instructional Leadership; School Climate; Human Resources Management; Organizational Management; Communication and Community Relations; Professionalism; and Student Academic Progress
Use of Standards in Evaluation of School Leaders, Preparation Programs, and/or Other Purposes 
The Guidelines for Uniform Performance Standards and Evaluation Criteria for Principals and Superintendents are used in the evaluation and support of those administrators, respectively. Regulations governing administrator preparation programs outline a slightly different set of competencies.
Presence of Principal Supervisor Standards 
Presence of Principal Supervisor Job Description 
[1] Virginia Department of Education. (2012). 2012 board of education principal performance standards and evaluation criteria. Retrieved from [2] Virginia State Board of Education. (2011). Regulations governing the review and approval of education programs in Virginia. Retrieved from
Year of Adoption of Principal Supervisor Policy Standards 
Location of Principal Supervisor Policy Standards (regulation, statute, etc.) 
Legislation: Code of Virginia 22.1-253.13.5 (B)