The next step in Wake County's middle-school math placement debate will take place Thursday at the school board's economically disadvantaged student performance task force meeting.
As noted in Saturday's article, staff is working on a new board policy on math placement following school board vice chairman John Tedesco's concerns that too many students were still being kept out of Algebra I even though EVAAS deemed them ready. Tedesco said the ED task force will review the draft policy at Thursday's specially called ED task force meeting.
Traditional-calendar schools will start before the board is expected to vote on the policy. So for the 2011-12 school year, Tedesco has asked staff to take additional steps to increase Algebra I placement.