What is AlgeBridge?
AlgeBridge is an accelerated program for Math 6 students that will allow a recommendation to the advanced math pathway in Math 7 Honors. The goal of this program is to increase enrollment of Algebra 1 students in middle school. Students will then have access to more advanced math courses in high school, increased high school and college completion rates, and better access to STEM and IT careers.
2020-2021 School Year
Due to calendar adjustments, AlgeBridge has the opportunity to be offered to all grade 6 math students during the 6th Six Weeks as reflected in the Grade 6 Instructional Planning Calendar.
What students should participate? This program is for any regular Math 6 student that wants to join the accelerated pathway for math or they missed joining the accelerated pathway at the end of grade 5.
Is there a day or minute requirement for instruction? The campus has flexibility with the amount of days as long as the content is taught and students are proficient.
Does it have to last for 3 hours each day? Three hours daily is suggested for an 8-day program. The campus has flexibility with the amount of hours as long as the content is taught and students are proficient.
What do I do with the student profile sheet when the program is over? Give one copy to the student and put one copy in the student's cummulative folder.
Is there a pre-test or post-test? That is a campus decision. If a campus administers a pre-test and/or post-test the scores can be written on the student profile sheet. You may elect to give quizes over each section.
What action steps should be taken if a student is not successful in the AlgeBridge program? The teacher, along with the administrator and the parent, should make the decision whether or not to advance the student. Keep in mind the student's success in grade 7 honors may be impacted negatively by advancing the student without AlgeBridge proficiency.
How do I grade student work? You may take grades during the AlgeBridge program, but those grades may not be averaged with their regular Math 6 grades. Since students are enrolled in Math 6 they can only receive grades from the Math 6 content on their report card. Since the AlgeBridge program is 7th grade content, no grades from the AlgeBridge program can be used on the students' report cards. Use the student profile sheet to track grades/proficiency for 7th grade content.
Reference Materials and Documents
20-21 Pacing during 6th Six Weeks: http://bit.ly/AlgeBridge20-21
20-21 Profile Sheet: http://bit.ly/AlgeBridge20-21Profile
8-day (Summer) Pacing Guide: http://bit.ly/AlgeBridgePacing
Teacher PD: http://bit.ly/AlgeBridgeTeacherPPT
Teacher PD Quiz: http://bit.ly/AlgeBridgeSpotChecks
20-21 Student Profile Sheet: http://bit.ly/AlgeBridgeProfile
Parent Letter (copy and revise as needed): http://bit.ly/AlgeBridgeLetter