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Educational Leadership in an Age of Accountability
The Virginia Experience
Educational Leadership in an Age of Accountability
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Daniel L. Duke - Editor
Margaret Grogan - Editor
Pamela D. Tucker - Editor
Walter F. Heinecke - Editor
SUNY series, Educational Leadership
Price: $95.00 
Hardcover - 228 pages
Release Date: February 2003
ISBN10: 0-7914-5675-7
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-5675-0

Price: $32.95 
Paperback - 228 pages
Release Date: February 2003
ISBN10: 0-7914-5676-5
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-5676-7

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Using Virginia as a case study, examines the role that educational leaders play in the implementation of statewide accountability plans.

The insistence by policymakers and politicians that educators be held accountable for student outcomes has resulted in dramatic shifts in the responsibilities of department chairs, principals, and superintendents. Educational Leadership in an Age of Accountability explores these changes in Virginia, following its implementation of an ambitious accountability plan that called for standards of learning, statewide high-stakes tests, standards of accreditation, and annual school performance report cards. This book examines factors such as the fate of students who fail state tests, achievement differences between black and white students, ethical issues surrounding accountability measures, and the increasing politicization of local schooling. Educational Leadership in an Age of Accountability shows that accountability pressure has done more than previous reforms to foster instructional leadership.

"Issues around accountability are highly contextualized, and this book provides the level of detail needed to understand how context influences the issues and suggestions for professional practice. The mix of quantitative and qualitative approaches, with detailed treatments, keeps the reader engaged."— James H. McMillan, author of Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practice for Effective Instruction

Contributors include Dan Butin, Daniel Curry-Corcoran, Daniel L. Duke, Margaret Grogan, Walter F. Heinecke, Tonya Moon, Brianne L. Reck, Pamela B. Roland, Whitney H. Sherman, Amy Troup, and Pamela D. Tucker.

At the University of Virginia, Curry School of Education, Daniel L. Duke is Professor, and Pamela D. Tucker and Walter F. Heinecke are Assistant Professors. Margaret Grogan is Dean of the School of Educational Studies at Claremont Graduate University.

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Table of Contents

Margaret Grogan

1. U.S. Schools and the New Standards and Accountability Initiative
Walter F. Heinecke, Daniel E. Curry-Corcoran, and Tonya R. Moon

2. The Evolution of Educational Accountability in the Old Dominion
Daniel L. Duke and Brianne L. Reck

3. Initial Responses of Virginia High Schools to the Accountability Plan
Daniel L. Duke and Pamela D. Tucker

4. The Principalship: Renewed Call for Instructional Leadership
Pamela D. Tucker

5. A Study of Successful Teachers Preparing High School Students for the Standards of Learning Tests in Virginia
Margaret Grogan and Pamela B. Roland

6. The Impact of Virginia’s Accountability Plan on High School English Departments
Daniel L. Duke, Dan W. Butin, and Amy Sofka

7. How Superintendents in Virginia Deal with Issues Surrounding the Black-White Test-Score Gap
Margaret Grogan and Whitney H. Sherman

8. Educators’ Ethical Concerns Arising from the Virginia Accountability Plan
Pamela D. Tucker and Margaret Grogan

9. Educational Leadership in an Age of Accountability
Daniel L. Duke, Margaret Grogan, and Pamela D. Tucker



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