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7 th grade parent meeting. Testing. EXPLORE test in mid to late October. This test is the first in a series of ACT prepared exams to determine readiness for the next level. EXPLORE > PLAN > ACT High school uses as a guide in registering students.

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7 th grade parent meeting

7th grade parent meeting


Testing

Testing

  • EXPLORE test in mid to late October.

  • This test is the first in a series of ACT prepared exams to determine readiness for the next level.

    • EXPLORE > PLAN > ACT

  • High school uses as a guide in registering students.

  • Information includes career suggestions, areas to focus for growth, and suggestions to prepare for high school.


Testing1

TESTING

  • State Writing Assessment in early February

  • Last state writing was taken in the 5th grade

  • Writing is on line.

  • Students are expected to read two text passages and write using a detailed prompt.


8 th grade teachers

8th grade teachers

  • Social Studies: Mr. Caudill, Mr. Millay

  • Math: Mrs. D. Taylor, Mrs. Brown

  • Language Arts/Reading: Mrs. Newberry, Ms. Cannon, Mrs. Daigle

  • Science: Mrs. Matheney, Mr. Hancock


Changes to advanced classes

Changes to advanced classes

  • CCSS: Common Core State Standards

  • Content will be much deeper.

  • The required standards are becoming more rigorous.

  • The testing is changing:

    • CRA: Constructed Response Assessment

    • Math testing that requires the students to provide more than just the correct answer.


Science

Science

  • No Physical Science

  • Offer Advanced 8th grade Science


7 th grade parent meeting

Math

  • Adding Advanced 8th grade Math


Class offerings

Class offerings


Qualifications for advanced

Qualifications for advanced

  • Data driven decision

  • Work ethic

  • Very good to excellent attendance

  • Proficient to advanced TCAP scores

  • Strong, consistent grades

  • Math only: Learning Link assessment

    • Proficient to advanced scores


Learning links

Learning links

  • Assessment program

  • Data district-wide indicates direct correlation to TCAP achievement

  • Currently only used for 7th grade math in middle school


Algebra i

Algebra I

  • Student will receive high school credit

    • Elective

  • Grade is part of the GPA

  • No student can be moved out after December

  • Student will take mid-term, final exam, EOC

    • State End-of-Course exam

    • Must pass to graduate


Math path for high school

Math path for high school


Science path for high school

Science path for high school


Academies

Academies

  • Clarksville High: Business and Finance

  • Kenwood High: STEM

  • Northwest High: Health Science

  • Rossview High: Media Arts and Technology

  • West Creek High: Criminal Justice and Homeland Security

  • MCHS: Plant and Animal Systems


What is it

What is it?

  • A small learning community that is focused on a career theme.

  • Any 8th grade student can apply for any academy.

  • All academies accept application based on interest in the career except STEM.

    • STEM academy uses an academic criteria as well for selection.

  • Each academy has a goal of 75 students.

    • The hope is to have 50 students zoned for that school with

    • 25 students coming from other zoned schools.


Questions

Questions

Write your questions on the provided notecard.

Please include your name, contact information and your child’s name.

A frequently asked question list will be posted on the school’s web page by mid-May.


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