8 th Grade Teacher Recommendation PUHSD 2010-2011. Special thanks to Dr. Lynne Spiller at the Creighton School District for agreeing to share this PowerPoint. PUHSD needs your recommendation!. Dear 8th Grade Teachers,
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Special thanks to Dr. Lynne Spiller at the Creighton School District for agreeing to share this PowerPoint.
Dear 8th Grade Teachers,
In order not to take any time away from instruction before AIMS, PUHSD will not be testing 8th grade students for 9th grade placement. Students will be preliminarily placed in 9th grade reading, math and English courses using 7th grade AIMS scores. Because student achievement does change from year to year, PUHSD requests that you review this preliminary placement and compare it to what you know about this student.
On the next few slides, we have included the description of the PUHSD reading, math and English courses. Based on these descriptions and what you know about your students.
Reading is not a required course. This is a remedial intervention for a student not yet proficient or not yet reading on grade level:
Is a highly structured program that emphasizes phonics for struggling readers.
Scoring well below grade level on the 7th or 8th grade AIMS, a standardized reading comprehension test, and/or teacher recommendation.
Reading Fundamentals (Read 180)
Is a highly structured course in which students develop fundamental reading skills, apply comprehension strategies and build vocabulary.
Scoring below grade level on the 7th or 8th grade AIMS, a standardized reading comprehension test, and/or teacher recommendation.
This course builds upon the reading, writing, listening, speaking and critical thinking foundations established in 8th grade. Included is the study of thematic literature collections related to personal experiences. Reading comprehension strategies and control of the six traits of writing are emphasized. Active listening and speaking are practiced in formal and informal situations. A variety of media presentations is evaluated for social and cultural messages.
English Honors 1-2
This course is designed for academically advanced, highly motivated students who consistently perform above grade level in all language skills. This course addresses the same standards and goals as English 1-2 with a more intensive study of literature, language and composition. Challenges to critical thinking, reading and academic writing are provided. Students pursue high cognitive goals through intensive study and independent work.
Why would you
Intro to Algebra ?
Why would you
Why would you
Algebra 1-2 Honors?
How do students get placed in
Geometry or Algebra 3-4 ?
Students who successfully pass the AQT (Algebra Qualifying Test) will be placed in Geometry 1-2 or Geometry 1-2 Honors.
Students who successfully pass the GQT (Geometry Qualifying Test) will be placed in Algebra 3-4 or Algebra 3-4 Honors.
If you have a student who plans to take this test, you do not need to make a recommendation for this course. The change will be in the portal information for counselors the last week of May.
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Thank you for helping to make the transition into high school as smooth as possible for your students!!