Published Online: October 27, 2009
Published in Print: October 28, 2009, as Missouri Education Department Drops Plan for Integrated-Math Tests

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Missouri Education Department Drops Plan for Integrated-Math Tests

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The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says it is dropping plans to create statewide math exams using an “integrated math” curriculum.

Such a curriculum offers a sequence of courses that teaches some algebra, geometry, and higher math in the first year, followed by more-complex concepts the next three school years. It replaces a system in which math is taught in a sequence of Algebra 1, geometry, Algebra 2, and then higher-level courses.

The states decision not to create tests for Integrated Math 2 and 3 is expected to convince many districts to drop the integrated-math system.

Vol. 29, Issue 09, Page 5

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