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Are Two Algebra Classes Better Than One? The Effects of Double-Dose Instruction in Chicago

August, 2010
Authors: 
Claire Durwood, Emily Krone, and Christopher Mazzeo
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This policy brief explores the effects of requiring students with below-average math skills to take two periods of algebra in a single year. The report, Are Two Algebra Classes Better Than One? The Effects of Double-Dose Instruction in Chicago, found that the policy, when paired with additional support for teachers, showed significant promise for improving the academic skills of all students. See the working paper on double-dose algebra to learn about the full research study.

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