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Teachers' Lounge Discussion: Assessing readiness for algebra

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From: Nancy Merrill <bhhsnm@sheridank12.net>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2005040409:53:51
Subject: Re: Readiness test for algebra

On 1999020817:19:01, Janice wrote:
>What company puts out the Hannah-Orleans Test?  Are there any other
>good tests on the market that would help us to place younger students
>into an algebra 1 if they are ready.  We offer three levels of
algebra
>1 and some sort of test would surely help us with the placement.  How
>do you deal with the parents who insist that their student is an
>honors student and belongs in the the honors group when in fact that
>child doesn't perform well.  	
>

I have been on the math forum reading the algebra readiness topic. 
What did you decide concerning your problem of placing the students
into algebra?  We need to have a weeding out process that satisfies
parents.
Thanks.
Nancy

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