ERIC Number: ED486511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Schools' Actions Add Up to Success in Raising Students' Mathematics Achievement. Best Practices for Implementing HSTW and MMGW
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
Quality instruction and student engagement in mathematics are strategies that are becoming more vital as the new century unfolds. To prepare for living and working in a technically intensive world, high school students need a culture of high expectations, quality college-preparatory-level courses and numeracy across the curriculum. The following actions are being taken by High Schools That Work (HSTW) sites in efforts to raise students' mathematics achievement: (1) Have all students to complete four years of mathematics, including Algebra I and higher; (2) Teach Algebra I to all students in the middle grades; (3) Preparing middle grades mathematics teachers through distance learning; (4) Use mathematics to advance achievement in other subjects; and (5) Use research-based instructional strategies to raise mathematics achievement. These actions are discussed in this document.
Descriptors: High Schools, Mathematics Achievement, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods, Distance Education, Teacher Education
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5776. Tel: 404-875-9211.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.