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Davis, Donna; Carman, Elaine – College Board, 2010
[Slides] presented at the annual conference of the National Council of Supervisors of Math.
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Goal Orientation, Expectation, Task Analysis
Clotfelter, Charles T.; Ladd, Helen F.; Vigdor, Jacob L. – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2012
In 2002/03, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina initiated a broad program of accelerating entry into algebra coursework. The proportion of moderately-performing students taking algebra in 8th grade increased from half to 85%, then reverted to baseline levels, in the span of just five years. We use this policy-induced variation to…
Descriptors: Algebra, Acceleration (Education), Board of Education Policy, Mathematics Achievement