Successful Schools and Educational Accountability: Concepts and Skills to Meet Leadership Challenges (Peabody College Education Leadership Series) This book is a new and significant contribution to the education literature. There is nothing similar to this on the market because it is so focused on student outcomes, NCLB, and other recent developments. Michael Kirst, Stanford University I have reviewed many textbooks over time and can state without reservation that this is probably the most useful and applicable to educational leadership training and preparation programs. Anthony Normore, Florida International University I truly enjoyed reviewing Successful Schools and Educational Accountability. The clarity of exposition, the quality of research, and relevance of the content kept me with it. I think this book equals or surpasses other books on the market because of its accessibility to the reader. Saul Grossman, Temple University Developed by the leading scholars in educational accountability, this text addresses the effects of the standards and accountability movement on teachers and school leaders as well as its impact on learning. It is part of Allyn & Bacons new succinct and practical Educational Leadership Series from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, one of the leading schools of education in the world. Successful Schools and Educational Accountability discusses current dilemmas facing administrators in the context of evolving public policy and evolving expectations. Features: Chapters close with case studies, commentaries, articles, andeditorials. These features demonstrate the practical issues facing educational administrators today, and each feature is followed by relevant discussion questions. A Companion Website with practice tests, readings, activities and other resources is available at www.ablongman.com/Peabody AnInstructors Manual with resources and test items is available online to adopters by contacting your local representative. Package this text with [ MyLabSchool Logo ] a powerful set of online tools that bring the classroom to life! Visit www.mylabschool.com for more information!Wong, Kenneth K. is the author of 'Successful Schools and Educational Accountability Concepts and Skills to Meet Leadership Challenges', published 2006 under ISBN 9780205474783 and ISBN 0205474780.