Friday, May 29, 2015

Math: Week 35

MSM2 Blocks 1/2 & 7/8
SOLs Covered:  SOL 7.9-7.16 Probability, Statistics, Patterns, Functions, & Algebra
Math Packet:  SOL Review Folder
Upcoming Assessments:  Math 7 SOL Test (Block 7/8 on Tues. 6/2/15)

7H Block 5/6
SOLs Covered:  SOL 8.12-8.17 Probability, Statistics, Patterns, Functions, & Algebra
Math Packet:  SOL Review Folder
Upcoming Assessments:  Math 8 SOL Test (Mon. 6/1/15)

We've wrapped up our review this week and today marked the start of the 7th grade math SOLs!  While the tests are obviously important to the school, students' scores can be used to help their grades (they cannot be used if the score will adversely effect the grade), so for students who are straddling the line between one grade and a higher grade, this can be used to help push their grades in the right direction.  I've already added a column (well, it's a column for me, for kids and parents, it will show up as the top row) for scores.  Once I've gotten scores for each student, I'll see what the addition of the score does to their grades and as long as it doesn't negatively effect their grades, it will remain.  No matter what, the score (on SOL's 600 point scale) will be added into the notes section of the score so students can find their score as soon as I've gotten access to them.

I'm going to end things here since it's been a long day, but I encourage all students to keep studying, even those who took the test today since they'll have a chance to retake the test if it turns out they didn't get a passing score.  Once testing is done, we'll have time to do some of the fun activities we didn't have time for during the year, but we will still be learning through the very end of school, so keep working hard!

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