Upper School Mathematics Roundtable

Raising Expectations Yields Results for All Students

MathCPS Upper School mathematics was recently featured in a story on Edutopia that asks the question, "Is it Time to Detrack Math?"

Citing plentiful research into the negative impact of separating students by perceived academic ability, the article focuses on several school districts in the U.S. that have seen startlingly positive results from mixed-ability groupings in middle school math. In the words of the article, "Districts are moving to end the practice of tracking as research suggests that it may deepen educational inequities—with little benefit for students’ academic performance."

Read the piece in Edutopia >>

Learn more about Mathematics in CPS >>

Background Information: November 2017 Upper School Math Program presentation >> (pdf)

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Anti-Racist Initiatives

  • Incident Response: Improved response system for student reports of racist and other inappropriate behavior by adult staff members
  • Anti-Racism: Develop anti-racism & racial equity statement
  • Staff Training: Mandatory staff training and professional learning strategy on anti-racism and racial equity issues
  • Office of Equity: Dedicated office focused on racial equity, reporting directly to Superintendent
  • Curriculum Review: Review curriculum for cultural responsiveness, historical-accuracy, and representation

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