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Study Published by IES Shows Value of Online Algebra Course

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A multi-year study conducted by REL Northeast and Islands has found that an online algebra course offered to "algebra-ready" 8th-graders (who had no 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 classes in high school.

The Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education has published Access to Algebra I: The Effects of Online Mathematics for Grade 8 Students. Among the report's co-authors were CCT's Dr. Katherine McMillan Culp and Dr. Margaret Clements, who was also co-PI of the study.

Read or download the report here.