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The Mathematics Curriculum Study explores the relationship between coursetaking and achievement by investigating the content and challenge of two core high school mathematics courses—algebra I and geometry. Conducted in conjunction with the 2005 NAEP High School Transcript Study, the study uses textbooks as an indirect measure of what was taught in classrooms.

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Last updated 16 November 2021 (AA)