Beating the Odds: The Real Challenges Behind the Math Achievement Gap —And What High-Achieving Schools Can Teach Us About How to Close ItSusan Goldberger, with Katie Bayerl, 2008
One of the most persistent inequities in U.S. education is the gap in math achievement along income and race lines. Yet some secondary schools “beat the odds,” producing consistently strong math performance with students who likely would fail in traditional settings. Beating the Odds highlights overlooked obstacles to raising math achievement and describes the key characteristics of model schools that are rising to the challenge. JFF prepared this report for the Carnegie-IAS Commission on Mathematics and Science Education.