Middle Grades Math
Research makes clear that students who master 8th grade math fundamentals are more likely to complete college; and that the correlation of high school students’ math proficiency with later earnings has grown sharply in recent years.
Again, as with tracking early grades reading achievement, changes in assessments and scale scores impact the way State standardized test scores provide insight into student achievement. We look deeper and are again challenged by the disparities demonstrated by students of color. With early analysis of The Four Schools Project showing progress, and the high proportion of students of color in those schools, we anticipate improved results both county-wide and for these students.