8th Graders are math proficient

Math provides a foundation for logical reasoning and serves as a bridge for learning other subjects.  The math skills that students develop in middle school are critical for future academic success.  Students who are not proficient in math in 8th grade, as measured by a mathematics assessment, are more likely to be placed in a non-college prep track in high school.  math proficiency statisticMath skills provide the foundation for understanding quantitative information in science, technology, engineering and advanced math. 

We must ensure that students develop a solid foundation in mathematics that they will rely on as they progress in their education and into a career. 

Reference: Oregon Department of Education. “Math Assessment 2013–14.” Education Data Explorer. Accessed January 6, 2015. http://www.ode.state.or.us/apps/Navigation/Navigation.Web/#/PAGR.