Math Achievement

As Hawai‘i continues the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Smarter Balanced Assessments, GEAR UP coordinated the development of a 12th grade “transition” mathematics course for students scoring a “2” on the 11th grade Smarter Balanced Assessment. The “Introduction to College Mathematics,” course is designed to prepare targeted 12th graders for college-level math courses at any of the ten University of Hawai‘i campuses. This course was piloted at four HIDOE schools for the 2015-2016 academic year: Farrington, Kapa‘a, Pearl City, and Waialua. Due to the success of the program, ten additional schools have signed up for the program expansion in SY16-17.