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ERIC Number: EJ766954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Math Makeover
Delmore, Patrick
Principal Leadership, v6 n1 p40-42 Sep 2005
A survey of Georgia O'Keeffe Middle School math classes five years ago would have revealed ability-grouped classes, with lower level classes populated by poor, minority students; an eclectic curriculum based upon teacher-selected content and pedagogy; and a significant percentage of students scoring less than proficient on state standardized tests. Today, a similar survey reveals heterogeneously grouped math classrooms that are demographically representative of the school and the inclusion of special education students in regular education classrooms. All teachers now use a common, standards-based curriculum. Because of students' improved scores on state standardized tests, O'Keeffe received School of Promise awards from the Wisconsin state education department for the last two school years. These awards have been a great source of staff member, student, and community pride. In this article, the author describes the efforts of Georgia O'Keeffe to improve its math program that resulted to increased student performance and narrowing of the achievement gap between minority and nonminority students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin