ERIC Number: ED444869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Principal's Guide to Raising Math Achievement.
McEwan, Elaine K.
This book is intended for school principals at every level to help develop a plan for raising mathematics achievement in their schools. Chapter 1 explores the current state of mathematics achievement in the United States and suggests some of the reasons why students as a whole do not compare more favorably with their international counterparts. Chapter 2 provides background and history on mathematics education. Chapter 3 examines the need for research-based decision making in education. Chapter 4 focuses on what Benjamin Bloom calls the "alterable variables," the things that teachers can and must change in order to bring students to acceptable levels of numeracy. Chapter 5 focuses on the "essential learnings" that constitute a comprehensive mathematics curriculum for kindergarten through 12th grade. Chapter 6 describes the key components that need to be in place in order to create a "numerate" school. Finally, chapter 7 provides more than 30 ideas teachers can implement in their schools to raise mathematics achievement. Web sites for teachers, activities and programs for students, and ways for principals to become more involved in raising mathematics achievement are presented. (Contains 293 references.) (ASK)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Achievement, Numeracy, Principals, School Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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