Held Back


Addressing Misplacement of 9th Grade Students in Bay Area School Math Classes

The classes that a student takes in 9th grade form the foundation of her high school career, the starting line of a path that will either effectively prepare the student for college and all the opportunities college presents—or not.  When it comes time to apply for college, students are evaluated on whether they are academically prepared and have challenged themselves, which requires colleges to consider a student’s SAT scores, grades, extracurricular activities, and the specific classes a student has taken.