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More than Half of Montgomery County Students Failed Their Math Finals

More than Half Montgomery County Students Failed Their Math Finals

More than half of students in Montgomery County Schools in Maryland failed their math finals, and school officials are trying to figure out why. Figures show that 61 percent of high school algebra students failed their final exam last semester, and 62 percent failed their geometry final. 

According to WAMU,org, 57 percent failed algebra 2, 48 percent failed precalculus and one third of honors students failed their exams. Overall, 11,000 students failed their math finals out of the 19,000 tested.

Superintendent Joshua Starr said a work group will meet this summer on the matter and look at teaching, student support and alignment between the curriculum and the exams. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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