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Parent Letter – Algebra I

The first semester Algebra I final exam will take place on Thursday, January 28th @ 1:40 – 3:10 p.m. Mr. Brown will be sharing more detailed information with students and parents in the days prior to testing.  Please note that this test will be given virtually, so students will be required to have cameras on during testing.

In order to earn high school credit for this course, the student must demonstrate one of the following:

  1. 78% or higher on (average of Algebra 1 Semester 1 Final Exam and Algebra 1 Semester 2 Final Exam) AND demonstrate 2 of the following:  earn an NWEA Spring Math RIT score of 238 or higher, earn a grade of C or higher year long final grade and/or rated exemplary or proficient category on teacher recommendation rubric for advanced math placement 
  2. 70-77% (average of Algebra 1 Semester 1 Final Exam, Algebra 1 Semester 2 Final Exam) AND demonstrate the following 3 criterias: Earn an NWEA Spring Math RIT score of 238 or higher, Earn a grade of C or higher year long final grade AND rated exemplary or proficient category on teacher recommendation rubric for advanced math placement 
  3. Students who do not meet either of the above criterias are eligible to take the Algebra 1 test out exam and score a minimum of 78%.   Students must request the test out by contacting the school counselor. 

The Michigan Merit Curriculum requires 4 credits of mathematics.  The math pathway for students who earn Algebra 1 credit during 8th grade includes Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre Calculus and either AP Calculus/AP Statistics or Dual Enrollment.  

If you have further questions, please contact your child’s teacher, Mr. Brown.

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