Intensive Math Instruction and Educational Attainment : Long-Run Impacts of Double-Dose Algebra

@inproceedings{Texas2014IntensiveMI,
  title={Intensive Math Instruction and Educational Attainment : Long-Run Impacts of Double-Dose Algebra},
  author={Kalena Cortes Texas},
  year={2014}
}
  • Kalena Cortes Texas
  • Published 2014
We study an intensive math instruction policy that assigned low-skilled 9th graders to an algebra course that doubled instructional time, altered peer composition and emphasized problem solving skills. A regression discontinuity design shows substantial positive impacts of double-dose algebra on credits earned, test scores, high school graduation and college enrollment rates. Test score effects under-predict attainment effects, highlighting the importance of long-run evaluation of such a policy… CONTINUE READING
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