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Eno, Jared; Heppen, Jessica – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
Algebra is considered a key gatekeeper for higher-level mathematics course-taking in high school and for college enrollment (Adelman, 2006; Gamoran & Hannigan, 2000). Yet, algebra pass rates are consistently low in many places (Higgins, 2008; Ham & Walker, 1999; Helfand, 2006), including Chicago Public Schools (CPS). This is of particular…
Descriptors: Algebra, Remedial Mathematics, Academic Failure, Credits
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Heppen, Jessica; Sorensen, Nicholas – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
The consequences of failing core academic courses during the first year of high school are dire. More students fail courses in ninth grade than in any other grade, and a disproportionate number of these students subsequently drop out (Herlihy, 2007). As shown in Chicago and elsewhere, academic performance in core courses during the first year of…
Descriptors: Algebra, Remedial Mathematics, Academic Failure, Credits