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Classroom Context: Time Spent on Mathematics


As part of the 2011 mathematics assessment, teachers of fourth- and eighth-graders were asked about the number of hours they spent on mathematics instruction per week. The full text of the question and corresponding data charts and tables are provided below.

How many hours of mathematics instruction do your students receive in a typical week?

A. Less than 3 hours
B. At least 3 hours, but less than 5 hours
C. At least 5 hours, but less than 7 hours
D. 7 or more hours

Grade 4
Grade 8

Approximately 51 percent of fourth-graders in large city schools received between 5 and 6.9 hours of mathematics instruction per week in 2011, which is a lower percentage than in 2005. Use the drop down menu to view the percentages in participating districts. Click Chart Options below the chart to explore average scores or make comparisons of your choice.

Beginning in 2009, results for charter schools are excluded from the TUDA results if they are not included in the school district’s Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) report to the U.S. Department of Education.

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