Alaskan students may not be as prepared for college as they should be. The State Board of Education is trying to fix that concern by adding more math classes to high school graduation requirements.
The Board plans to vote on the extra year of math on Friday, the second day of its meeting in Anchorage. Education Commissioner Mike Hanley says upping the math requirement could help students be better equipped for work or collage.
“What we’ve heard typically, is that is one area where our students come up short. When they are going into careers or college they need help in math,” he said. “So this board is looking to adopt raising that graduation requirement from two credits to three credits in math.”
If the resolution passes, Hanley said, it would apply to students who graduate after 2018.