The need for improvement in achievement is massive. Here are some of the dismal data from the current methods of teaching math.
- 1 in 100 African American teenagers demonstrate high-level problem solving (PISA test scores released 2014)
- Those numbers are 1 in 17 for Latino teens, and 1 in 6 for white teens
The achievement gap between whites and Hispanics, and between whites and blacks has remained constant for thirty years:
In international comparisons, the U.S. consistently scores in the middle of participating countries.
Our students and country need world-class math instruction!