4D™ Instructional Leadership Growth Continuum

The 4D Instructional Leadership Growth Continuum is a research-based leadership growth tool that describes what it looks like to improve one’s practice as an instructional leader from novice to expert.

The tool is useful for anyone who is interested in improving a principal’s practice. It is designed for self-assessment, personal reflection, goal setting and as a guide for professional growth — it’s not intended for evaluation.

The 4D Growth Continuum gives principals a road map for their personal growth journey in instructional leadership. It shows you where you are in critical aspects of your practice and offers more specificity on how to move to the next level.