California Approves Testing Eighth-Graders in Algebra I

July 2008
Educational Marketer;7/21/2008, Vol. 39 Issue 15, p1
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The article reports on the voting within the State Board of Education (SBOA) to require eight-graders to take and be tested in Algebra I subject in California. According to the board, schools must be offering Algebra I in eight grade and testing students by 2011. In response to the board's action, state educators and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell have expressed their concern that schools, teachers, students, and parents will be unprepared for the urgent change.


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