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Report Series: Early Themes in Education Leadership
Part 3 of 14

Are SREB States Making Progress?

Tapping, Preparing and Licensing School Leaders Who Can Influence Student Achievement

This study analyzes 16 states’ efforts to improve principal training.
March 2002
A school principal engages with students in class.
  • Author(s)
  • Andrea Jacobson, Kathy O'Neill, Betty Fry, David Hill, and Gene Bottoms
  • Publisher(s)
  • Southern Regional Education Board
Page Count 32 pages


This report assesses 16 states and concludes that as of 2002 they had made few significant strides toward the Southern Regional Education Board’s criteria for good principal preparation. Those criteria include: field-based learning experiences and leadership academies for troubled schools.

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