Professor Dr. Philip Hallinger, author of the Principal Instructional Management Rating Scale (PIMRS), received his doctorate in Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University. He has worked as a teacher, administrator, and professor and as the director of leadership development centers in the USA, Thailand and Hong Kong. He has been a consultant to education and organizations throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, and Australia.
The PIMRS was developed during the early 1980s in the USA as the first validated instrument for measuring instructional leadership. As a research instrument, it meets professional standards of reliability and validity and has been used in over 250 studies of principal leadership in 26 countries throughout the world.
The scale is also used by school districts for evaluation and professional development purposes. It exceeds legal standards for use as a personnel evaluation instrument and has been recommended by researchers interested in professional development and district improvement (see, for example, Edwin Bridges, Managing the Incompetent Teacher, ERIC, 1984). Articles on the development and use of the PIMRS have appeared in The Elementary School Journal, Administrators Notebook, NASSP Bulletin, and Educational Leadership.
The PIMRS is copyrighted and may not be reproduced without the written permission of the author. Additional information on the development of the PIMRS and the rights to its use may be obtained from the publisher.