Online Learning Update

December 21, 2011

Online Classes Accelerate Math for Middle Schoolers, Research Finds

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:01 am

By Dian Schaffhauser, THE Journal

Eighth-graders who take an online Algebra I course score higher on end-of-year algebra assessments than other students who take the standard instructor-led math program offered by their schools and are twice as likely to follow an advanced course sequence in high school as their peers. Those results came out of a multi-year study done in 68 mostly rural schools in Maine and Vermont and could influence decisions by more middle schools to begin offering Algebra I classes.

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