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Putting Online Algebra into the Equation

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

CCT research scientist Dr. Peggy Clements has published an article in this month's issue of THE Journal on the study Access to Algebra I: The Effects of Online Mathematics for Grade 8 Students.The article, called "Eighth-Graders and Algebra: Making the Case for Online Education," summarizes the rigorous multi-year research conducted by the REL Northeast and Islands and the American Institutes for Research and Education Development Center.

The study found that an online algebra course offered to "algebra-ready" 8th-graders (who did not have access to regular in-school algebra classes) had positive effects on the students' success in mathematics and made them more likely to take advanced math in high school. Dr. Clements was co-PI of the study.

Read the article from THE Journal here.