Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Weaker Math Curriculum In Low-Income Schools Contributes To Achievement Gap


The Washington Post (9/30, Layton) reports that according to a new study published in the journal of the American Educational Research Association, the math achievement gap “is due in large part to the systemically weaker math content in schools that teach low-income students.” The study was based on PISA scores, and researchers “found that a large amount of the difference in math scores between poor and wealthier students can be traced to unequal access to strong math content in school.”

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