A Standardized Exam That May Actually Be Useful In Answering Who Could Teach Algebra
|Above copied from the Educational Testing Service|
This strong correlation between a teacher's score in this standardized mathematics exam exists for all student groups which include Blacks, Hispanics, and students who qualify for reduced fee or free lunch. The correlation is actually stronger for students with special needs as well as for children from low income families. Subject matter knowledge may not be sufficient to guarantee learning outcomes, but it is clearly a necessary component.
Who learns algebra is an important equity in education question? As important, who teaches algebra?