Document Number: 3360Leadership for Accountability - School leadership is being redefined. A decade ago, the accountability challenge evoked images of strong top-down leadership, calling for principals to firmly take the reins, point the direction and lead the charge. Today, shared decisionmaking is the norm, and stakeholders expect to have a voice in determining the school’s direction. Principals retain the ultimate responsibility, but must work with and through others to get the desired results. Concrete solutions remain elusive, but the works reviewed here provide insights into the different dimensions of this challenge. This brief takes stock of today’s comprehensive accountability systems. (Larry Lashway, Research Roundup 17, 3, ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Spring 2001)...