Officials in North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District knew they needed a change when the annual number of students performing at grade level on state mathematics tests grew by just 3 percent.

After exploring their options, Cindy Moss, the district’s STEM director, and her team chose to implement Texas Instruments’ MathForward initiative to increase algebra readiness and math performance in the district’s middle schools.

MathForward is a comprehensive approach to math reform, built on eight research-based components: increased instructional time, increased teacher content knowledge, common aligned assessments, common planning times, continuous coaching and professional development, using technology to motivate students, curriculum...

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