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From: Nancy Merrill

To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2005040409:51:52
Subject: Re: HOAPT

On 1999042921:44:18, Joanne Schwab wrote:
>	
>As a middle school teacher of 8th grade Pre Algebra students, I am
>often at a loss as to the proper recommendation for Algebra I. It is
>often debated in my school should recommendation be on teacher
>recommendation only and / or grade in class, work habits,  etc... I'd
>like to know more about the Hannah Orleans Algebra Prognosis Test. We
>do not presently give middle school finals in pre-algebra.
>Any advice is appreciated.
>Joanne Schwab 
>
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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