Success and Failure in 8th Grade Mathematics: Examining Outcomes among Middle Schoolers in the HSLS:09

This collaborative research project by Keith Howard (Chapman University), Martin Romero (UCLA) and Allison Scott (LPFI) examined mathematics outcomes among students in the base year of the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009. The HSLS:09 is a nationally representative longitudinal data set of over 21,000 ninth graders in 944 schools nationwide. The study specifically examined Algebra coursetaking in 8th grade …