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MCS Superintendent Cash submits self evaluation to school board

MCS Supt. Kriner Cash MCS Supt. Kriner Cash

(WMC-TV) - The report card is in for Memphis City Schools Superintendent Kriner Cash. Tasked with evaluating his own performance as the district's leader, Cash gave MCS board members a copy of his mandatory annual performance evaluation Thursday.

"We're improving in every area, and even as we continue to improve it's work that's never done," Cash said.

School Board Commissioner Martavious Jones said the district's assessment process is one of the best in the nation.

"Our measurement tool is probably one of the most comprehensive tools I know within the state, but probably within the country," he said.

"Beyond subjective self-evaluation - that's just one part of it - the other part is a quantitative look at what are you and what is the district accomplishing in over 50 major metrics aligned to the strategic goal," Cash said.

According to Cash's three year performance objectives, student achievement scores in math, English, and science need improvement.

"We've got to get students working harder on their literacy and academic skills."

Dr. Cash showed me the measurement tool: Cradle to Career...a roadmap of goals for student success.

In his self-assessment focusing mainly on his relationships with the board and community Cash gave himself excellent scores in nearly all 25 categories.

Cash was ready to respond to criticism of those high ratings.

"I want people to be critical - what we call 'constructive critical' friends," he said. "And it also carries with it a responsibility. If you want better, then do better."

At Monday's school board meeting, commissioners will submit their evaluations on the district's performance, as well as a complete assessment of Cash.

Downloads:

- Executive Summary of the Third Year - Cash overview of Performance Objectives 2011
- Superintendent's Performance Objectives 2010-11
- Superintendent's Performance Self Assessment

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