Students with teachers who had the highest expectations scored higher in Algebra I as well as subsequent Algebra II and geometry courses, compared with students whose teachers had lower expectations, according to a study by Seth Gershenson at American University. The research analyzed long-term outcomes of eighth- and ninth-grade Algebra I students in North Carolina.
Tough grading yields higher math scores, study finds
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