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Topic: Two-Year Integrated Algebra Program
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Evan Romer

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Re: Two-Year Integrated Algebra Program
Posted: Jun 28, 2010 8:42 PM
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If they fail the first year, we make them repeat the first year. But
mixing repeaters and 9th graders is a problem, so I'm interested in
this discussion.

A question: If you move them on, doesn't that make it harder for them
to earn the 3 math credits required for graduation? Now they need to
pass IA Year 2 of 2, and then TWO courses past IA, whereas if they
repeated IA Year 1 of 2, they would need to pass two years of IA and
then ONE course after IA.

Evan Romer
Susquehanna Valley HS
Conklin NY 13748

On Jun 28, 2010, at 8:11AM, Anne Beukelman wrote:

> We move them on anyway, primarily for the reasons you mentioned.
> The second year is where it gets sticky, depending on course/regents
> pass/fail combination. We, too, are very reluctant to mix repeaters
> with ninth graders.
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> Subject: Two-Year Integrated Algebra Program
> I know that there are a number of schools that offer a two-year
> Integrated Algebra program for the weaker math students. If a
> student fails year one of the program, where does that student go
> for year two? Do you move them on anyway? We have tremendous
> reluctancy making them repeat year one again, for we do not want to
> mix "repeaters" with true 9th graders in this instance. Any
> feedback on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
> Jayson Kiang
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