8th Grade Algebra 1 Placement Criteria
1. 87 percentile on MAP*
2. 90% on Algebra 1 Prerequisite Skills Evidence of Mastery Assessment (scheduled for May)
3. 90% in Course 2
4. 85% average on Course 2 unit assessments
*Students who do not score an 87 percentile on the MAP may elect to retake this assessment in May.
Algebra 1 Prerequisite Skills Assessment Prep Sessions
Registration available: March 1-8.
The Algebra 1 Prerequisite Skills Evidence of Mastery Assessment is scheduled for May 9, 2019.
Session Description: The Algebra 1 prep sessions will be conducted online via Schoology. Students will have between March 1 and May 8 to participate in the lessons that will be posted in the Schoology Group. Lessons will include video recordings of RMS teachers conducting lessons on the content that will appear on the Algebra 1 Pre-requisite Skills Assessment. Students will have access to practice problems and answers so that they may check their work. The access to instruction online will allow students to move through the content at their own pace, as well as pause and review the instruction multiple times, as needed. Students will have access to the content 24/7 from any internet-connected device between March 1 and May 8.
- Students MUST register in advance, no later than March 8, 2019. Registration form is available below.
- Participation in the prep sessions is optional and is NOT required to take the assessment, but is strongly encouraged.
In addition to the online course, RMS will offer a Math Help Center beginning March 11 that will be available daily from 7:40-8 a.m. in the library for students to get extra help and ask questions.
In the event that a student does not have access to a computer or internet, please reach out to your guidance counselor.
For additional information or questions, contact Nicole Kindred at Nicole.Kindred@rtsd.org or Charles Fortescue at firstname.lastname@example.org.