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math-related courses in high school. In Susan E. Mayer, and Paul E.
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Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, pp. 169-204.
Using the data from the High
School and Beyond Study,, this chapter develops a statistical model of
curriculum production that can be used to assess the effectiveness of
mathematics and mathematics-related courses in high school. Meyer found that
participation in advanced-track mathematics courses enhances mathematics
proficiency for all students and some outside the realm of traditional
mathematics (such as chemistry or physics) also builds mathematics