As we continue to increase academic expectations for WJCC middle school students, one goal for is for all students to have the opportunity to take Algebra I prior to high school.
In support of this initiative, 7th grade students took Foundations of Algebra Part 3 (Math 8) last school year. Seventh and eighth grade math skills were embedded into the course to prepare students to start an Algebra course in Grade 8.
To meet student academic and developmental needs, two eighth grade Algebra I courses are offered this year. The Algebra I yearlong course includes all Algebra I curriculum standards, and, upon successful completion, students will receive an Algebra I credit toward graduation requirements.
Algebra I Sequence I is a full-year course offered in 8th grade and covers the first semester of the Algebra I curriculum. Students who take Algebra I Sequence I will then take Algebra I Sequence II, which is equivalent to the second semester of Algebra I in grade 9.
Student progress was monitored throughout last year to determine appropriate Algebra I course placement for 2017-18. Placement decisions for the 2017-18 school year are based on the following criteria:
- Student grades
- Student growth based on Measures of Academic Progress (MAP)and Division Level Assessments
- SOL scores.
Additional information can be found at the below.
If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s school.