A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. This four-part book discusses the relationship between school leadership and evaluation. The discussion centers on evaluation--a crucial component of leadership in the public schools. Part 1 analyzes recent demands for evaluation as a political value and as a destabilizing force. The school district's response to evaluation and the relationship of evaluation to principals are other foci. Part 2 reviews the school principal's response to evaluation by linking school leadership to instructional objectives, program evaluation, interaction with teachers, and student achievement problems. In addition, evaluation output is treated as an administrative resource. Part 3 examines principals' perceptions of the uses for evaluation with regard to leadership tasks and decision making. Part 4 integrates evaluation with the accountability movement. Evaluation behavior is briefly discussed as are principals' philosophical orientations toward evaluation.