Kassner, L., Schmidt, R., & Jonas, D. (2020). Shining a Light on Algebra I Access and Success: Embracing Equity at All Levels. REL Appalachia Regional Educational Laboratory.
This REL Appalachia blog summarizes a recent IES report, examining Algebra I course taking pathways and outcomes based on students’ performance on Virginia’s grade 5 statewide math test, which showed significant equity gaps. The blog further encourages systematic data analysis related to course taking access and student success and includes practical advice on accomplishing this, including ideas on specific data points to pull and use.