You have helped bring mathematical thinking and active problem solving to life. Superintendent,
Wiseburn Unified School District
Sue had an amazing year in math! She has never seen herself as a math student and she did so well this year. She did very well on the math placement test into Algebra and is going to continue, I am so pleased. Thank you for MLC. 7th grade parent, El Segundo Middle School
Students are more engaged in problem-solving and mathematical thinking. Our mathematics classes have become more rigorous across the board, and students are meeting the challenge of that rigor. Director, Secondary Teaching & Learning,
Culver City Unified School District
MLC implementation in Culver City started in 2013. After MLC implementation, the percentage of students in Culver City High School enrolled in college-ready courses as defined by UC/CSU’s A-G requirements increased. Specifically, the percentage of seniors enrolled in college-ready math courses increased from 71% in 2013-14 to 90% in 2015-16.
After MLC implementation, the percentage of African-American students in Culver City High School enrolled in college-ready courses as defined by UC/CSU’s A-G requirements increased from 35% in 2013-14 to 62% in 2015-16.
After MLC implementation, the percentage of African-American students in Culver City High School who sat for the AP Calculus Exam increased from 35% in 2013-14 to 52% in 2015-16 with no drop in achievement.
The percentage of African-American students’ math achievement in El Segundo Unified School District has increased. Specifically, the percentage of African-American 3-8 and 11 graders who met or exceeded the state standards in math increased from 37% in 2014-15 to 52% in 2015-16.
You taught me to fail hard and fail fast because that is how a person grows…thank you for teaching me how to think. Before your class I got away with just recalling facts. But now that you have showed me how to ask questions… I am able to think on my feet. Your passion for math has been passed down to me. 12th grade student, El Segundo High School
Data indicate that improvement in math instruction relates to student math achievement. 59% of students taught by teachers who improved in math instruction met or exceeded the math state standards compared to only 28% students taught by teachers who did not improve in instruction.
There has been transformation in participating teachers’ teaching practices and their depth of mathematical practice. Teachers’ personal reflection and depth of conversation has moved to a meta-cognitive level. Superintendent,
El Segundo Unified School District
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