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 Prehn, Lynn M. Posts: 20 Registered: 12/3/04
RE: Math Acceleration
Posted: Dec 1, 2008 2:10 PM
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Anyone who plans to respond about math acceleration, would you please
respond to the listserve? Our district is currently trying to revamp
our program and the math teachers are running into a lot of roadblocks
from above.

Hopefully anyone who is not interested can just delete quickly....

Thank you,

Lynn Prehn

Galway Math Dept. Chair

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From: owner-nysmsmath@mathforum.org
[mailto:owner-nysmsmath@mathforum.org] On Behalf Of Tozzo, William
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 1:59 PM
To: nysmsmath@mathforum.org
Subject: RE: Math Acceleration

I would love this information as well.

At what grade level(s) are students identified for acceleration?

Starting in the 6th grade, students are tracked for acceleration in the
7th grade. However, accelerated students can always "Test Into" honors.

How are students identified for acceleration (assessments, teacher
recommendation, etc.)?

We use 12 data points including District Benchmarks, State Assessments,
NYSML, Marking Period Grades, Teacher Inventory Scale, and the UMAT Test
for 7th grade honors and the Algebra Readiness test for 8th Grade
Honors. We assemble all of this data into a matrix and calculate a Total
Matrix Score to base our decisions on.

Are students only accelerated one year or do you accelerate students two
years? Three years?

As mentioned above, accelerated students can test into honors at any
point up through PreCalculus, but the 7th and 8th grades are the only
years students can be accelerated and be moved into 7 Honors or 8th
grade Algebra. After the 8th grade a student can't test into honors from
on-level as he or she would have to skip a grade.

Bill

William C. Tozzo

Mathematics Coordinator 6-12

Bedford Central School District

P.O. Box 390

Route 172

Bedford, N.Y. 10506

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From: owner-nysmsmath@mathforum.org
[mailto:owner-nysmsmath@mathforum.org] On Behalf Of Leslie Good
Sent: Monday, December 01, 2008 1:48 PM
To: nyshsmath@mathforum.org; nyselmath@mathforum.org;
nysmsmath@mathforum.org
Subject: Math Acceleration

I am interested in finding out about the processes that districts use in
order to accelerate students in math. Answers to the following
questions would be greatly appreciated:

* At what grade level(s) are students identified for acceleration?
* How are students identified for acceleration (assessments,
teacher recommendation, etc.)?
* Are students only accelerated one year or do you accelerate
students two years? Three years?

Thanks for any and all info! Feel free to email me off-line if you
would prefer - Leslie_Good@penfield.monroe.edu or lgood44@gmail.com

Leslie Good

Director of Mathematics

Penfield Central School District

Date Subject Author
12/1/08 Leslie Good
12/1/08 Bill Tozzo
12/1/08 Prehn, Lynn M.
12/30/08 Leslie Good
12/1/08 Roberta Silver

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