1+2=4 for DeKalb
Last year DeKalb County decided their students needed a more rigorous math curriculum. Are their students more intelligent do you suppose? DeKalb moved algebra down to the 8th grade for all students, and they start freshman year of High School with Geometry.
This immediately strikes me as trouble; I just canít believe that all DeKalb students are ready for Algebra in 8th grade. Will they just fail and get stuck there until they pass? My worries came to light this morning as I was reading the AJC who reported on Georgia studentsí end-of-course exams.
DeKalb county has the worst scores in the entire metro Atlanta area with over 66 percent failing the Algebra end-of-course exam. Shocking, hardly.