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Jo Boaler is a renowned scholar of mathematics education who has demonstrated in multiple studies that “students who engage actively in their mathematics learning, rather than simply practicing procedures, achieve at higher levels.” In this article, she discusses the unbelievable level of “harassment and persecution” she has suffered for pursuing this line of research at [...]
The report U.S. Math Performance in Global Perspective: How Well Does Each State Do at Producing High-Achieving Students? suggests that the United States ranks behind most of its industrialized competitors in the mathematics performance of high achievers. Moreover, most states performed closer to developing countries than developed countries. However, in a review of the report, Dr. [...]
The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is carried out by the nations of the OECD to assess what 15 year-olds have learned, both inside and out of school. Students performed better on the 2009 assessment than on the 2006 assessment. However, they continued to perform significantly below the international average for industrialized nation.
This report presents results of the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for grade 12. In mathematics, the overall average score was 3 points higher in 2009 than in 2005. There was no significant change from 2005 in the mathematics score gaps between White and Black students or between White and Hispanic students. Click [...]
Student performance at grades 4 and 8 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also know as “The Nation’s Report Card,” has shown steady gains since 1990, although fourth-grade performance leveled off in 2009. Click here to read the full report.