Well, we are constrained by this, otherwise it would be a way out, especially in a transition year.

d.     Grade eight acceleration for diploma credit.

1.    Public school students in grade eight shall have the opportunity to take high school courses in mathematics and in at least one of the following areas: English, social studies, languages other than English, art, music, career and technical education subjects or science courses.




From: owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org [mailto:owner-nyshsmath@mathforum.org] On Behalf Of MsEdFun@aol.com
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 10:41 AM
To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org
Subject: Re: Accelerated 8th graders/ Algebra Regents


In a message dated 9/12/2013 10:39:14 AM Eastern Daylight Time, jd2718@gmail.com writes:

Has anyone considered ditching the acceleration, and instead giving the advanced middle school kids grade level material, but at far greater depth?

With, perhaps, some enhancement where appropriate to algebra 1 topics?