A collaborative pilot program created by FIU and Miami-Dade County Public Schools produced encouraging results for a group of high school students struggling in math.
Ninety-five high school students, identified as being at-risk of failing the Florida Department of Education End-of-Course Algebra I Assessments, spent three Saturdays at FIU preparing for the test. The exams were administered in May and the scores were released last week.
Of the students who participated in the pilot program, 79 percent successfully passed the end-of-course exam. The county average was 66 percent.
To read the full story by Ayleen Barbel Fattal: Pilot project contributes to improved algebra test scores in Miami-Dade schools