When should students take algebra?

02/18/2010 | Washington Post, The

An effort to enroll more students in algebra courses has created a conundrum for educators in determining how to challenge high-performing students without leaving struggling students behind or lowering standards, according to Education Week reporter Debra Viadero. In this blog post, Viadero writes about a Chicago study that showed more students completed algebra by the ninth grade because of district efforts, but failure rates increased.

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