State Education Board creates math labs

Friday, September 16th 2005, 10:11 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The state Board of Education will establish math labs to teach pre-algebra and algebra at ten schools where students are performing below satisfactory on standardized tests.

The Legislature appropriated $2-million for the project and state Superintendent Sandy Garrett says the labs will be established during this school year. Schools eligible to receive the math labs must have at least 50 percent of their students performing below satisfactory on the eighth-grade mathematics criterion-referenced test.

The ten were chosen from 88 statewide that had enough low-performing math students to qualify.

The ten are Hamilton Middle School in Tulsa; Wells Middle School in Catoosa and Hoover and Crooked Oak middle schools in Oklahoma City. Also Bokoshe Junior High School; McCall Middle School in Atoka County; Central Junior High in Lawton; Wilburton Junior High; Stratford Junior High in Garvin County; and Westville Junior High in Adair County.