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 policyâ€¦Â CONTINUE READING