Stepping Up to Algebra (SUTA) was implemented for the first time this summer in the Evergreen School District, which enrolled 70 incoming eighth grade students to participate in the four-week program. Held at Chaboya Middle School, the SUTA program combined traditional classroom instruction with a technology component, provided by Khan Academy, to engage students and tailor the curriculum to each student’s needs.
SUTA was created to prepare underperforming students for success in eighth grade algebra so they can go on to take the succession of college-track math (A-G) courses when they enter high school. Mastery of Algebra I in eighth grade is a key milestone that puts students on this track so they can prepare to go to college. This is also a crucial time when students develop clear expectations of attending college. The SUTA program includes a college information night for students and their families, as well as a college visit, to help them begin brainstorming ways to reach their college and career goals.
With Silicon Valley Education Foundation working hard to bring the Stepping Up to Algebra program to more schools throughout Silicon Valley, more students - like Alex Fang, Jacob Melius and Alex Peña - will be able to excel in math and get on the road to college and career success.
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