• Revised October 2022 

    Students Accelerating in Online Math Guidelines

    Acceleration is defined as any student who takes a math course at least one year above his/her grade level or any student wishing to complete more than one year of math in a single school year.  Math Acceleration is not an option for students attending high school.

    Students must complete all of the below, and in the order presented, before advancing to the next course:

    • ALEKS topic/course completion mastered+learned at 100% mastery for each Aleks learning pie

    • All Schoology project and discussion assignments must be satisfactorily (90%) 

    • Chapter/unit quizzes and tests and review assignments must be mastered at 90% before taking any Chapter/unit quizzes and tests

    • Chapter/unit quizzes and tests must be mastered at 90%

    • ALEKS Test #1 (proctored) and Test #2 with a score greater or equal to 90%

    • (Not Applicable for the 2022-2023 School Year) Proctored District End-of-Course Assessment with a score greater or equal to 80%


    A student who receives less than 90% on the ALEKS Test #1 or Test #2:

    • The student will go back and review all topics in current ALEKS classroom

    • Only one retake is allowed and a maximum score of 90% can be earned on a retake

    • ALEKS topic mastery of 100% of course material

    • If a student receives less than 90% on second ALEKS Test, a conference between parent, student, online math instructor will need to be scheduled to discuss the next steps

    Students will only have one opportunity to retake the ALEKS Assessments and need to be prepared.  There are no opportunities to retake the District Common Assessment for any class. Students are not to enter into the testing session “to see what I know”.    

    Students are expected to work at their own pace while not rushing through work and making “silly mistakes”. Students are expected to contact the instructor and/or make an appointment to meet during the weekly office hours should the need for help arise.  Any time there is a gap in time between steps; it is expected that the student will go into the current course and review topics. Weekly testing options are posted in advance so parents can plan attendance. Always verify on the A2Virtual+ calendar that the session is open in case there is a school closing or holiday.  

    When students are accelerating in math, it is important to consider the full picture and think of math courses through high school.  We have two recommendations:

    • limit to a maximum of two years of math accomplished in one year

    • accelerated math students are in the classroom beginning no later than with Geometry AC.  Linked is a parent math course sequence guide

    It is always at the discretion of A2Virtual+ as to whether a student has sufficient time to advance to the next course and still be able to complete the full term.  The decision is based on previous progress during the year. Students who do not advance to the next level will be placed in a math enrichment module.  Math Acceleration students are not eligible for an extension.