PeopleAdmin launches new principal assessment tool for K-12, delivering key insights that empower schools to identify top talent

The talent management leader’s Principal EPI uses analytics to help school leaders objectively identify candidates most likely to influence school and student achievement.

AUSTIN, Texas — February 2, 2017 — PeopleAdmin, the leader in talent management software for education, today announced the launch of a new solution designed to predict which principal candidates will have the most positive influence on a school, building on the company’s suite of advanced analytics solutions K-12 leaders can use to hire, develop and retain top educators.

The Principal Educators Professional Inventory (Principal EPI) is an instrument that measures candidates’ strengths on dozens of data points to help match candidate characteristics to school needs — so school district leaders can objectively assess principal applicants and accurately predict their impact on student achievement. 

“Studies show that principals alone can account for 25 percent of a school’s impact on student learning,” said Jack Blaha, chief executive officer of PeopleAdmin. “The Principal EPI is a first-of-its-kind tool designed to help with the ever-present challenge of assessing knowledge, skills and dispositions, to employ the educators most capable of building a brighter future through education.”

Developed by the innovators behind PeopleAdmin’s Teacher EPI — used by hundreds of schools and districts to assess teacher candidates’ abilities to impact student growth — the Principal EPI is based on similar research compiled over many years in collaboration with a research consortium that includes the Northwest Evaluation Association, the University of Chicago, and other highly regarded institutions and experts.

TalentEd Principal EPI

“We developed and validated the Principal EPI by working with experts from the United States and Canada, including more than 500 principals and leaders from 43 urban, suburban, and rural school districts,” said Nick Montgomery, chief research officer at PeopleAdmin. “We’re excited to offer schools a reliable, research-validated instrument for measuring individuals’ leadership dispositions, principal responsibilities, and leadership skills.

“The possibilities for empowering improvement are endless, especially in schools that have traditionally struggled to find principals who are the right fit,” Montgomery said.

The Principal EPI is part of PeopleAdmin’s complete suite of solutions built specifically to help educational institutions manage the entire talent life cycle: from recruiting and hiring, to developing and retaining.

PeopleAdmin launched the new solution at the American Association of School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) Personnel Administrator Boot Camp, in Anaheim, California, held Feb. 2-3, 2017. PeopleAdmin and AASPA are also co-hosting a webinar, “Today’s Challenges and Emerging Practices when Hiring Quality Teachers and School Principals,” on Feb. 14, 2017, at 11 a.m. Central time. For more information on this webinar, go to

About PeopleAdmin
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education. Its software enables customers to streamline the hiring process, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions and employee performance, develop compliant and defensible audit trails, and utilize industry-leading reporting and data-driven predictive analytics. PeopleAdmin’s integrated talent management suite includes applicant tracking, faculty search committee management, position management, onboarding, performance management, professional development management and workforce planning, as well as a first-of-its-kind teacher candidate assessment tool created in partnership with a consortium of award-winning scholars, respected universities and research partners. PeopleAdmin solutions are rapidly deployed, easy to use and supported through a world-class customer service organization.


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