Math Scores Slide to a 20-Year Low on ACT
In a report released earlier this year, the NCTM called for major shifts in the way math is organized and taught in high school, including focusing more deeply on fewer essential concepts. Larson said that states have made solid progress adopting good math standards, but the ACT results suggest that schools need to focus on improving curriculum and instructional practice to bring those expectations fully to life.
Matt Larson, the immediate past president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, said the math scores "are extremely disappointing, but not entirely unexpected."
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