PACE Event

Partnerships to Improve Equity in Math Course-Taking



Academic preparation for postsecondary schooling is largely a function of rigorous, inclusive, and relevant high school curricula, including mathematics. Yet not all high school students have equal access to the courses that best prepare them for college and career.

In this webinar, we will present new research on 12th grade math and course-taking in California which shows that nearly half of high school graduates do not meet the math requirements of state universities or are ill-prepared for college math. 

We will also share new research on how partnerships between university faculty and high school math specialists can lead to the development of new, innovative math courses that increase equitable access to advanced math and improve student outcomes.

Panelists include:

  • Michal Kurlaender, Professor of Education Policy, University of California, Davis
  • Sherrie Reed, Executive Director, California Education Lab, University of California, Davis
  • Osvaldo Soto, Director, Discrete Math Project Collaborative, University of California, San Diego

Moderated by Heather J. Hough, Executive Director, PACE