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Despite progress among all groups, dramatic gaps in fundamental math skills exist among California's student populations as early as the 2nd grade and there is research showing that these gaps can be foreseen among even younger children. More troubling, the gaps that have emerged by second grade tend to persist over time.
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.