While all Evergreen students take integrated mathematics in 7th and 8th grade, Evergreen offers an "accelerated" pathway that begins in 7th grade. Students are identified for the "accelerated" pathway at the end of 6th grade and once enrolled will take a compacted course that covers and assesses both 7th and 8th grade content standards in 7th grade. As 8th graders, students take a high school CCSS (Common Core State Standards) Math 1 equivalent class. It is the expectation that students who complete this course in grade 8 will be prepared for CCSS Math 2 as freshman.
Students who exceed 5th and 6th grade standards as measured by the Smarter Balanced assessment (CAASPP), meet minimum proficiency on a 6th grade diagnostic placement exam (raw score of at least 32) and maintain satisfactory grades will automatically be enrolled in the "accelerated" pathway in 7th grade.
While the accelerated pathway is an opportunity for some students, it may not necessarily be a preferred pathway. Parents may opt to have their acceleration-eligible student remain in the traditional sequence. It is important to remember that Common Core provides a structure of coherence and connections that facilitate deep connections with mathematical concepts. Students enrolled in the accelerated pathway will move very rapidly through a compacted curriculum. Should you have any further questions, please contact your school.