Graduate Degree Type
Education-Educational Leadership (M.Ed.)
Education Leadership & Counseling
Mathematical proficiency and the achievement gap have been central topics in educational research for decades. Academic experts from all areas have sought resolutions, especially in Michigan, which ranks relatively low in mathematical achievement; however, the problem persists. This project will investigate the history of the achievement gap, specifically in mathematics proficiency, and explore contributing factors and potential research resolutions. Mathematical proficiency is crucial in closing the achievement gap, as it has been a proven indicator of upward mobility. Proficiency not only negatively impacts the non-proficient student, but it also projects the country's economic future.
Peterson, Jamila A., "Math Proficiency and The Achievement Gap" (2023). Culminating Experience Projects. 346.