Math Articulation between the San Francisco Unified School District and the City College of San Francisco
The Bridge to Success initiative convened the City and County of San Francisco, the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD), the City College of San Francisco (CCSF), and key community organizations to promote postsecondary success for underrepresented students. At the request of the initiative's math teaching working group, the Gardner Center used the Youth Data Archive to conduct an analysis on the relationship between students' high school math performance at SFUSD and their performance on CCSF's math placement test for incoming students. While the relationship between course grades and college-placement varied significantly among high schools, this brief reports key findings including: (1) most students scoring Proficient or Advanced on the Summative Math or Algebra 2 California Standards Test, or scoring "college-ready" or "conditionally college-ready" on the Early Assessment Program, placed at college-level on CCSF's math placement test; (2) passing higher-level math courses in high school resulted in better performance on the CCSF math placement test; (3) students were more likely to place college-ready if they had consistently higher grades through all their math courses and if they took additional math through 12th grade.
Gurantz, O. (2011). Math articulation between the San Francisco Unified School District and the City College of San Francisco. Stanford, CA: John W. Gardner Center for Youth and their Communities.
Math Articulation between SFUSD and CCSF Issue Brief.pdf