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ERIC Number: ED538815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 51
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Algebra II: Gatekeeper Course--An Examination of CST Proficiency Levels in California and the Bay Area
Hailer-O'Keefe, Laurie
Online Submission, M.S. Disssertation, Dominican University of California
This paper examines the Algebra II course and California Star Test (CST) proficiency levels in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the State of California. CST proficiency levels are examined by grade level for the State and nine counties of the San Francisco Bay Area region. Algebra II is shown to be one of the more complicated courses in the CSU and UC A-G eligibility courses for students in high school. This paper attempts to highlight the achievement gap of gender and socio-economic and race/ethnicity gaps in completion of the course. This paper examines completion rates by grade and discussions implications of these finding. Common Core standards and progression of math sequencing as well as CST standards are addressed and discussed in the context of their impact on successful curriculum outlines.
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 8; Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California