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Parent Math Information Meeting

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1. Introductory Remarks – Dr. J. Crisfield, Superintendent 2. Grades K-5 - Dr. C. Huss, Principal of Woodland 3. Grades 6-8 – Mr. R. Comba, Principal of Warren Middle School 4. Grades 9- 12 – Mr. Comba 5. Questions and Answers 6. Concluding Remarks

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Purpose of Tonight’s Meeting Chain of Events Leading up to Tonight Goals of the Process: A. Consistency B. Transparency C. Communication

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K-4 A Summary Harcourt Text Series K-5 Focusing younger grades on the use of math manipulatives and hands on-learning Heterogeneous Grouping Math Compacting & REACH TERC Investigations

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Math Grouping Begins – High and Heterogeneous Classes – fixed percentage of students in classes Placement Process to be completed by the end of September of the 5 th grade year Criteria: grade 4 end of year test (top 60% of class) grade 4 math grades (all A’s on Report Card) NJASK4 Score (top 50% or top 30%) Waivers will not be permitted at the 5 th Grade Level

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Textbook – Harcourt 5 Text/Glencoe Course 1 (Pacing and Sequence to be determined by 5 th grade math teachers) Compacting – Groups determined at the beginning of each chapter to ensure all students are challenged. Glencoe Course 2 text may be used as one material for compacting. Consistency in Content (high classes differentiate in depth)

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Transition Math Class : 5 th to 6 th grade math students Taught by WMS teacher Design to help prepare all students transitioning from 5 th to 6 th grade math Limited class size

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Middle School Math Program Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Sequence of Math Courses at WHRHS

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Grade 6 – high – Glencoe Course 3 (with algebraic concepts) hetero – Glencoe Course 2 Grade 7 – high – Glencoe Pre-Algebra hetero – Glencoe Course 3 (with algebraic concepts) Grade 8 – Algebra J –Structure & Method - Algebra K – Structure & Method - Pre-Algebra - Glencoe Pre-Algebra

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To enter Grade 6: Placement Test – 80% + high range Below 80% - hetero range Teacher Recommendation based on: First 3 marking period grades Teacher Observation a. All waiver requests are granted (after one marking period if required grade average is not maintained, student will be moved to appropriate class level).

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Small cohort of students – 6-8 on average Identified during the sixth grade Test into this cohort Skip seventh grade pre-algebra and take 8 th grade algebra J class as 7 th graders 8 th graders take Geometry Honors at WHRHS No waivers are permitted into this program

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To enter Grade 7: Placement test 90> for Pre-Algebra Teacher Recommendation based on: First 3 marking period grades Teacher Observation a. All waiver requests are granted (after one marking period if required grade average is not maintained, student will be moved to appropriate class level).

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To enter Grade 8: Test/quiz Grades from the first 3 MP periods –Pre-algebra 85>= J level, other wise K level out of pre-algebra If in Course 3 Hetero Class 93> = J, 83-92 = K lower than 83 = pre-algebra in grade 8 Algebra Pre-Readiness Identification Test – 80%> J level, 70%> K level and 69%< Pre-Algebra All 7 th grade Pre-Algebra students are guaranteed entrance into Algebra K minimally. Waiver requests will be granted, except students may not waive from Hetero 7 to Algebra J (after one marking period if required grade average is not maintained, student will be moved to appropriate class level – 70 GPA in K and 83 in J).

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Criteria established by WHRHS Grades – Test and Quiz Grade Only Grade on the Algebra Final administered in June

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Algebra J Grade (TEST/QUIZ) Course 93-100 Geo. H 83-92 Geo. J 70-82 Geo. K 60-69 Geo. K or Alg. 1 K 0-59 Alg. 1K Algebra K 93-100Geometry J 70-92Geo. K 60-69Geo.K/Alg 1K 0-59Alg. 1L Pre-Algebra 93-100 Alg. 1J 83-92Alg. 1K 0-82Alg. 1L

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Algebra 1J Final Exam – 80 or above for entrance into Geometry H Algebra 1J Final Exam – 70 or above for entrance into Geometry J Algebra 1K Final Exam – 60 or above to stay in Geometry K. Algebra 1K Final Exam – 90 or above for entrance into Geometry J Waiver Process exists at WHRHS

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GradeLevel L Gr. 8 Pre- Algebra Level K-1 Gr. 8 Pre- Algebra Level K-2 Gr. 8 Algebra Level J-1 Gr. 8 Pre- Algebra Level J-2 Gr. 8 Algebra Level H Gr.8 Algebra 9 th GradeAlgebra I L Algebra I K Geometry K Algebra I J Geometry J Geometry H 10 th GradeGeometry L Geometry K Algebra II K Geometry J Algebra II J Algebra H 11 th GradeAlgebra II L Algebra II K Advanced Math with Trig K Algebra II J Pre- Calculus J Pre- Calculus H 12 th GradeAlgebra III L Advanced Math with Trig K Pre- Calculus semester or Pre- Calculus J Pre- Calculus J Calculus JAP Calculus H

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