Making the Mathematics Curriculum Count: A Guide for Middle and High School Principals
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Pressure is mounting for principals to improve schoolwide achievement, especially in the areas of literacy and mathematics. While a great deal of guidance exists on improving schoolwide literacy, including NASSP’s Creating a Culture of Literacy, there has been remarkably little guidance for principals who were struggling to improve their students’ mathematics achievement.
Enter Making the Mathematics Curriculum Count: A Guide for Middle and High School Principals. This handbook, originally released in September 2007, has been updated for 2011 with new profiles, strategies, and best practices. It makes a case for the urgency of mathematical literacy across the curriculum—or numeracy—and walks principals through the steps of getting buy-in from various stakeholders, creating the numeracy team, formulating the Numeracy Improvement Plan, identifying the data to collect and analyzing the data, implementing the plan, and monitoring the plan’s progress.