Presentation on theme: "Parent Math Information Meeting. 1. Introductory Remarks – Dr. J. Crisfield, Superintendent 2. Grades K-5 - Dr. C. Huss, Principal of Woodland 3."— Presentation transcript:
Parent Math Information Meeting
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 – Mr. Comba 5. Questions and Answers 6. Concluding Remarks
Purpose of Tonight’s Meeting Chain of Events Leading up to Tonight Goals of the Process: A. Consistency B. Transparency C. Communication
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
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
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)
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
Middle School Math Program Grade 6 Grade 7 Grade 8 Sequence of Math Courses at WHRHS
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).
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
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).
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, = 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).
Criteria established by WHRHS Grades – Test and Quiz Grade Only Grade on the Algebra Final administered in June
Algebra J Grade (TEST/QUIZ) Course Geo. H Geo. J Geo. K Geo. K or Alg. 1 K 0-59 Alg. 1K Algebra K Geometry J 70-92Geo. K 60-69Geo.K/Alg 1K 0-59Alg. 1L Pre-Algebra Alg. 1J 83-92Alg. 1K 0-82Alg. 1L
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
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