The Principal's Guide to Raising Math Achievement

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A practical, quick-read resource to help K–12 principals accomplish dramatic improvement in mathematics achievement.

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Overview

A practical, quick-read resource to help K–12 principals accomplish dramatic improvement in mathematics achievement.

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Editorial Reviews

NASSP Bulletin
"Mc Ewan packs much information into this book, easily read by principals and others with or without a mathematics background. She had four goals in mind while writing, and she definitely achieved her goals:
  1. To convince principals of the power they and their faculty have to make numeracy a reality for all students.
  2. To introduce the reader to the current controversies in mathematics instruction.
  3. To present recent research in mathematics instruction so that school staffs can make informed decisions.

To share her suggestions for changes to improve instruction and to make a difference in student numeracy."

Ralph Raimi
The Principal's Guide to Raising Mathematics Achievement is an unusual combination of worthwhile bedtime reading and source book of hard reference information. The reader will have exact references to the research papers and other expository materials which underlie the excellent advice the book gives to school principals, math supervisors, and even teachers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803967854
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.38 (w) x 11.06 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Elaine K. Mc Ewan is an educational consultant with The Mc Ewan-Adkins Group, offering professional development for educators to assist them in meeting the challenges of literacy learning in Grades Pre K-6. A former teacher, librarian, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction in several suburban Chicago school districts, Elaine is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than three dozen books for educators. Her Corwin Press titles include Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools: Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies for Principals, Second Edition (2006), Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers: Using Cognitive Research to Boost K-8 Achievement (2004), Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals: From Good to Great Performance (2003), Making Sense of Research: What’s Good, What’s Not, and How to Tell the Difference (2003), Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership, Second Edition (2003), Teach Them ALL to Read: Catching the Kids Who Fall through the Cracks (2002), and Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers: How to Hire, Mentor, and Coach Successful Teachers (2001).

Mc Ewan was honored by the Illinois Principals Association as an outstanding instructional leader, by the Illinois State Board of Education with an Award of Excellence in the Those Who Excel Program, and by the National Association of Elementary School Principals as the National Distinguished Principal from Illinois for 1991. She received her undergraduate degree in education from Wheaton College and advanced degrees in library science (MA) and educational administration (Ed D) from Northern Illinois University.

Mc Ewan lives with her husband and business partner, E. Raymond Adkins, in Oro Valley, Arizona. Between them, Elaine and Ray have five children, fifteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

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Table of Contents

Mathematics Achievement
Where Do We Stand?
The Math Wars
Drill versus Discovery
Research-Based Decision-Making
The Alternative Variables
The Essentials of Mathematics Achievement
The Practicalities of Raising Mathematics Achievement
Thirty-Plus Things You Can Do to Raise Mathematics Achievement

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