This is a summary of the May 2009 EdSource report, Algebra Policy in California: Great Expectations and Serious Challenges.
The report focuses on California’s policies regarding mathematics, in particular state standards for when students should take Algebra I. It also provides a comprehensive look at state data related to both student participation and performance. The full report is available as a free download.
EdSource thanks the Noyce Foundation for underwriting research, development, and dissemination of this publication