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Evaluation of Mathematics Curricula

2005–2013
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U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences

National achievement data show that elementary school students in the United States, particularly those from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, have weak math skills. In fact, data show that, even before they enter elementary school, children from disadvantaged backgrounds are behind their more advantaged peers in basic math competencies.

A variety of approaches to improve student math achievement have been studied. However, there is little rigorous research evidence on the effects of different curricula, particularly at the early elementary level where a small number of curricula dominate math instruction.

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