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Greetings from the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast!
We are pleased to announce the release of a new product, Double–Dosing in Middle School Mathematics. More information regarding this research-based publication may be found in this email, on our website, rel-se.fsu.edu, and the IES website, ies.ed.gov.We look forward to delivering additional insightful, research-based products and resources in the future, and as always, thank you for helping to improve education in the Southeast.
Barbara Foorman, Ph.D.
Director, REL Southeast
Contact UsREL Southeast at Florida State University
http://rel-se.fsu.edu2010 Levy Avenue, Suite 100Tallahassee, FL 32310
Double–Dosing in Middle School Mathematics
Double-dosing expands time for students to learn mathematics by having them participate in two (or occasionally more) mathematics classes during the regular school day in a given school year. Although the practice can take different forms and be used for different grade levels, most research on double-dosing has focused on students who need preparation to make the transition to Algebra I or similar rigorous high school mathematics classes—typically, grade 8 or grade 9 students. This study provides a more complete picture of the prevalence of double-dosing in mathematics in one state for the most recent year data were available: North Carolina in 2011/12. In addition to describing the prevalence of double-dosing in mathematics, the study reports the extent of its use for remediation, grade-level maintenance, and enrichment. The report also compares schools that offer double-dosing in mathematics with those that do not and examines the various characteristics of students enrolled in double-dosing.
Read the report at: http://bit.ly/2aTi9LV
This Director’s Email was developed by REL Southeast under Contract ED-IES-12-C-0011 from the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. The content does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of IES or the U.S. Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.