Calgary Board of Education worried about poor mathematics scores of students
Tina Hurban, vice chairan of board initiated a motion during the meeting to officially record the poor mathematics scores of students.
Hurban said that numeracy and literacy are necessary for every student because they are the foundation for life's preparation.
An earlier report from 2015, Trend In International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS), conducted a near similar study. However it solely focused on grade 4 students.
While mentioning that students in Alberta are lagging behind, she said if one looks specifically at CBE math, would see that math 30-1 results are trending downward at both the acceptable level and standard of excellence.
She also expressed her concern because of the poor performance of grade 9 students in Mathematics where the success rate of students under CBE stood at 85.3 percent.
She added that with the formulation of three year plan by CBE which includes math strategy, the administration will be able address the concern in regard to math scores when that strategy will start implementation this fall.
(Reporting by Chandan Som)