Turning to Online Courses to Expand Access: A Rigorous Study of the Impact of Online Algebra I for Eighth Graders

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This chapter in the book Large-Scale Studies in Mathematics Education shares results from the study of online algebra conducted under EDC’s previous REL Northeast & Islands contract. The results indicate that offering Algebra I as an online course to Algebra Ready students is an effective way to broaden access in schools that do not typically offer Algebra I in grade 8, and that taking such a course significantly affected students' algebra achievement at the end of grade 8 and increased their likelihood of participating in an advanced coursetaking sequence in high school


Margaret Clements, Jessica Heppen, Kirk Walters

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