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ERIC Number: ED541647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Advanced Math: Closing the Equity Gap. Math Works
Achieve, Inc.
Minority and low-income students are less likely to have access to, enroll in and succeed in higher-level math courses in high school than their more advantaged peers. Under these circumstances, higher-level math courses function not as the intellectual and practical boost they should be, but as a filter that screens students out of the pathway to success. Education doesn't add up for too many low-income and minority students. There are inequities by race and by the socioeconomic status of a school. The problem is a lack of opportunity, not ambition. Nationally, only about 17 percent of U.S. 12th graders are prepared for and interested in pursuing science, mathematics, engineering or technology (STEM) degrees. Advanced math advances equity. In college success: Taking advanced math has a greater influence on whether students will graduate from college than any other factor. In economic opportunity: Taking advanced mathematics has a direct impact on future earnings. (Contains 6 endnotes.)
Achieve, Inc. 1775 Eye Street NW Suite 410, Washington, DC 20006. Tel: 202-419-1540; Fax: 202-828-0911; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Achieve, Inc.
Identifiers - Location: United States