High School Student Outcomes
Researchers have paid much less attention to the reform's impacts on high school students. This may be partly due to the district organizational change in 2005 that shifted control of high school mathematics and science from the Office of Mathematics and Science. As a result, CMSI focused exclusively on grades K-8. In addition, methodological challenges due to the state of high school assessmentscite and the nature of course gradescite made statistical analyses at the high school level particularly challenging. However, preliminary evidence indicates the reform effort has had some impact on the equity of students' access to higher level mathematics and science coursework. For example, enrollment in AP mathematics and science courses increased dramatically (107%; from 1763 students to 3650) from 2000-01 to 2005-06, while the percentage of AP test takers scoring '3' or above has fluctuated within a narrow range (35.9% ± 3.7%). There is currently limited evidence of the impact on students' test performance or grades.