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University of Pennsylvania

1995

Educational Administration and Supervision

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Upgrading High School Math: A Look At Three Transition Courses, Paula A. White, Andrew C. Porter, Adam Gamoran, John Smithson Sep 1995

Upgrading High School Math: A Look At Three Transition Courses, Paula A. White, Andrew C. Porter, Adam Gamoran, John Smithson

CPRE Policy Briefs

This issue of CPRE Policy Briefs focuses on the nature of instruction in transition math courses, the consequences of student placement in the new transition courses, and the linkages among course type, course content, and student achievement. The findings presented here are based on both qualitative and quantitative data gathered from seven high school across four districts in two states.

We studied transition math courses in seven high schools in San Diego and San Francisco in California and in Buffalo and Rochester in New York. We chose schools that had high percentages of minority and low-income students, because the problem ...