Revised September 2019
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 mastery of 100% at completion of course material
- All projects and forums must be satisfactorily completed per instructor (Moodle Classroom)
- Chapter/unit quizzes at 90%
- Completed/signed topic review checklist turned prior to the respective proctoring session
- Proctored ALEKS Test #1 and Test #2 with a score greater or equal to 90%
- Final Topic Mastery of 100%, after the completion of ALEKS final
- 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 #2l:
- The student will go back and review all topics in current ALEKS classroom
- A student may retest any time after a minimum of 7 hours of study over at least one week
- 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 #2, a conference between parent, student, online math teacher, and A2V Principal 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 attend the weekly drop-in center 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 be 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.