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1 Options for Accelerated Math Students J.F. Drake Middle School Debra Beebe, Principal Cynda Fickert, Sarah Armstrong, Bob Cloud, and Yari Davis, Teachers

2 Qualifications for 6 th Grade Accelerated Math  Students must meet two of the following three criteria: Earn an A average in 5 th grade math courses Earn a SAT-10 Total Math score of 89% or greater Earn an SAI score of 120 or greater

3 Schedule comparison  6 th Grader taking Regular Math 7 th : 7 th Grade Math 8 th : Pre-Algebra 9 th : Algebra 10 th : Geometry 11 th : Algebra II 12 th : Pre-Calculus  6 th Grader taking Accelerated Math 7 th : Pre-Algebra 8 th : Algebra 9 th : Geometry 10 th : Algebra II 11 th : Pre-Calculus 12 th : AP Calculus AB Beginning in the 9 th grade at Auburn Junior High School, students may “double up” on their math courses if desired.

4 NOTE: All students must take four math courses in grades 9-12 as per Alabama State Department of Education guidelines

5 What is covered in the 6 th Grade Accelerated Math curriculum?  6 th grade math objectives  7 th grade math objectives  Very little overlap exists between the two curricula; this course moves at a brisk pace

6 What’s next? All students in 6th Grade Accelerated Math will take the Orleans Hanna Algebra Prognosis Test

7 Composition of Orleans Hanna Algebra Prognosis Test  Research-based assessment designed to predict future success in Algebra  98 total points possible 48 points from grades earned in 3 rd nine weeks 50 points from score earned on test  Some questions are review  Some questions are on new, self-taught material

8 Orleans Hanna Algebra Prognosis Test  ALL students who successfully complete 6 th Grade Accelerated Math are advanced in their mathematics course of study and are automatically placed in Pre-Algebra.  Placement in Algebra as a 7 th grader is a significant advancement in a student’s education, due to the abstract nature of the course, and requires special circumstances.

9 Qualifications for 7 th Grade Algebra I  Students must earn a minimum score of 90 on the Orleans Hanna Algebra Prognosis Test  Students must meet two of the following three criteria:  Earn As and Bs in 6 th Grade Accelerated Math.  Earn a SAT-10 Total Math score of at least 89%.  Earn a SAI score of at least 120.

10 FYI  Each year, Auburn City Schools (ACS) submits a letter to the Board of Education outlining its desire to meet the needs of its most mathematically gifted students by offering Algebra in the 7 th grade  Pending board approval, ACS requests permission annually from the SDE to teach Algebra I to 7 th graders

11 More schedules… 6 th Grade Accelerated Math 7 th : Pre-Algebra 7 th : Algebra 8 th : Algebra I 8 th : Geometry 9 th : Geometry9 th : Geometry, Algebra II 9 th : Algebra II 10 th : Algebra II 10 th : Precalculus 11 th : Precalculus 11 th AP Calculus AB 11 th AP Calculus AB 12 th AP Calculus AB 12 th AP Calculus BC 12 th AP Calculus BC

12 Some Math Courses offered at AHS Algebra II with Trigonometry Algebra III with Statistics Precalculus Calculus IB Math Methods IB Math Higher Level AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Statistics

13 Questions?  Teachers – Mrs. Armstrong, Ms. Fickert, Mr. Cloud, Mrs. Davis  Counselors – Mrs. Bishop, Mrs. Rainer  Principal or Assistant Principals  Director of Secondary Curriculum – Mrs. Anderson ( or

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