Publication Date



University of Maine System, NECAP, MEA

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Funding Organization or Grant

U.S. Department of Education, 2009 State Longitudinal Data System Recovery Act Grant, CFDA#84.384A.


The goal of this study was to examine the pathways to being college ready in mathematics. Students who enter high school already having demonstrated mathematics proficiency on a standardized test in the 8th grade have already taken a significant step towards being college ready. The best scenario is to enter high school proficient in mathematics and having already completed Algebra I, then to complete at least Algebra II and Calculus before graduating from high school. Students completing this pathway are virtually guaranteed to be college ready in mathematics.