Report: Students struggle on first U.S. advanced-algebra test

Across 12 states, nearly 90,00 students took the first national Algebra II end-of-course exam and, on average, answered just one-third to one-fifth of the problems correctly, according to a new report by Achieve, the nonprofit that helped devise the exam. "We were not surprised," said Michael Cohen, Achieve's president. "We knew that a rigorous algebra test, pegged at a college-readiness level, was not something a lot of students would do well on ... [but] it's a big reminder of how much further we have to go."

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