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For students to be career- and college ready when they complete high school, they must build a strong base of mathematics knowledge. The end of 7th grade provides an important moment to assess how prepared California's students are to succeed in the more advanced math curriculum that starts with algebra.
This 4-page issue brief delves into the issues and research around how student math achievement by the end of 7th grade relates to later success in the subject.
This brief is one of three on K–12 student achievement in mathematics for educators and policymakers wanting to strengthen science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in California:
- The Grade 7 Pivot Point
- Success Begins Early
- Many Routes Through and Around College-Prep Courses
This EdSource brief was prepared with input and advice from the California STEM Learning Network (CSLNet). EdSource thanks the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation for the project grant that supported this work with CSLNet.