Friday, June 1, 2012

Reform math fails

An interesting article.

It tracks kids from a reform math high school program into college to see how they did. As the program was implemented, you could see their math achievement drop precipitously. The students placed into lower-level college courses and received lower grades than their peers from schools not using the specific curriculum. There was an exception for the top math students, whose grades outpaced their peers--which might be attributable to AP Calc classes taken by the top students.

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