Parents in Michigan district dislike new criteria for gifted math

One Michigan school district recently changed the way it chooses and teaches students advanced mathematics, leaving some parents upset that their gifted children will not continue in the accelerated classes. The district says it uses a combination of assessment scores in math and cognitive reasoning -- as well as grades, exam scores and teacher recommendations -- to select students in fourth through eighth grades for accelerated math instruction. However, parents say a good program for accelerated children has been cut.

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Livingston County Daily Press & Argus (Howell, Mich.)

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