Governing Board Member Dale Nowlin
Part of Special NAEP Mathematics Curriculum Study
WASHINGTON – (March 15, 2013) – National Assessment Governing Board member Dale Nowlin served as a panelist for the March 12 release of the groundbreaking National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) analysis – Algebra I and Geometry Curricula: Results From the 2005 High School Transcript Mathematics Curriculum Study.
The Mathematics Curriculum Study explored the relationship between coursetaking and achievement by investigating the content and challenge of two core high school mathematics courses—algebra I and geometry. The study overall found that most high school graduates who took an algebra I class labeled “honors” by their school did not receive a rigorous mathematics curriculum compared to graduates who took an algebra 1 class labeled “regular” by their school.
Nowlin, who also serves as a teacher and mathematics department chair for the Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Columbus, Ind., provided an educator’s perspective on the study, which uses textbooks as an indirect measure of what was taught in classrooms.