It All Adds Up

November 15, 2000 1 min read

Students who took algebra generally showed greater gains in mathematics achievement on the National Educational Longitudinal Study between 1988 and 1990 than those who did not take the course.

SOURCE: “Algebra for All: Benefits of College-Preparatory Mathematics for Students With Diverse Abilities in Early Secondary School,” Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Fall 2000.

A version of this article appeared in the November 15, 2000 edition of Education Week as It All Adds Up