Presentation on theme: "Options for Accelerated Math Students"— Presentation transcript:
1 Options for Accelerated Math Students J.F. Drake Middle SchoolDebra Beebe, PrincipalCynda Fickert, Sarah Armstrong, Bob Cloud, and Yari Davis, Teachers
2 Qualifications for 6th Grade Accelerated Math Students must meet two of the following three criteria:Earn an A average in 5th grade math coursesEarn a SAT-10 Total Math score of 89% or greaterEarn an SAI score of 120 or greater
3 Schedule comparison 6th Grader taking Regular Math 7th: 7th Grade Math8th: Pre-Algebra9th: Algebra10th: Geometry11th: Algebra II12th: Pre-Calculus6th Grader taking Accelerated Math7th: Pre-Algebra8th: Algebra9th: Geometry10th: Algebra II11th: Pre-Calculus12th: AP Calculus ABBeginning in the 9th 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 6th Grade Accelerated Math curriculum? 6th grade math objectives7th grade math objectivesVery 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 Algebra98 total points possible48 points from grades earned in 3rd nine weeks50 points from score earned on testSome questions are reviewSome questions are on new, self-taught material
8 Orleans Hanna Algebra Prognosis Test ALL students who successfully complete 6th Grade Accelerated Math are advanced in their mathematics course of study and are automatically placed in Pre-Algebra.Placement in Algebra as a 7th 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 7th Grade Algebra I Students must earn a minimum score of 90 on the Orleans Hanna Algebra Prognosis TestStudents must meet two of the following three criteria:Earn As and Bs in 6th Grade Accelerated Math.Earn a SAT-10 Total Math score of at least 89%.Earn a SAI score of at least 120.
10 FYIEach 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 7th gradePending board approval, ACS requests permission annually from the SDE to teach Algebra I to 7th graders