Dear Parents,

The Algebra 1 class had a new requirement starting the 2011-2012 school year.  Students who take the Algebra-1 Course for this school year will be required to take the Algebra-1 End of Course Test (EOCT). Students must pass the Algebra-1 EOCT to earn a high school credit.


The high school requirement for Florida state colleges is to take at least 4 Math classes during high school. Students who pass the Algebra class will take upper level and complex Math classes to complete their requirement. This is, of course, a big plus for securing a better college admission.

The Math standards are  becoming more difficult. Orlando Science Schools need to make sure that students who be taking Algebra are actually ready to take Algebra, and they will be expected to pass the EOCT test. We need to make sure that our students are receiving the best education for their levels.

You may find the detailed explanation of this on the Florida Department of Education’s web site at http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/pdf/FL10_Alg_EOC_ISB_WT_r4g.pdf

We will be working with a test company to give an Algebra Readiness Test on Wednesday, May 30th and Thursday, May 31st, 2012. The students who expect to take Algebra 1 in the 2012-2013 school year, should they pass the Algebra readiness test, will receive a teacher recommendation and high FCAT Math and Reading scores.

The Algebra readiness test results should be ready in the second week of June. The results will be announced as student “ready or not ready” for Algebra.

There are some helpful websites and files that your child can get resources to study.

http://www.hoover.k12.al.us/rfbms/Team82/JGlenn/Readiness%20Tests/algebra_i_readiness_test.htm

http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/pdf/FL10_Alg_EOC_ISB_WT_r4g.pdf

 

Orlando Science Schools

Math Department