Opening a Gateway to College Access


PUBLICATION DATE

July 2015

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Download the Research Brief: Opening a Gateway to College Access

Mastering algebra is a fundamental step toward gaining access to and preparing for the higher level math courses that high school students must complete in order to be prepared for college. Three recent REL West studies conducted by the Silicon Valley Research Alliance shed important light on policies and practices that affect student success in algebra and preparation for higher level math courses. Download the research brief to explore the findings from these REL West studies.

Read the reports here: 

Using Assessment Data to Guide Math Course Placement of California Middle School Students

Who Repeats Algebra I, and How Does Initial Performance Relate to Improvement When the Course is Repeated?

The Effects of the Elevate Math Summer Program on Math Achievement and Algebra Readiness