WHS students must fulfill all graduation requirements to earn a certificate of academic achievement (CAA)/high school diploma. One of those requirements is to pass exit exams, or state-approved alternatives, in English language arts (ELA) and math. Some students may have taken a math EOC before 10th grade if they were enrolled in an algebra or geometry class. If they passed an EOC before 10th grade, their scores are “banked” to meet state and federal requirements. They will not be required to take a math or EOC in high school. A small number of students receiving special education services are eligible to earn a certificate of individual achievement (CIA)/high school diploma by meeting standard in the Washington Alternate Assessment System (WAAS). Eligibility is determined by a student’s IEP team.
Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, 11th graders will be tested in subjects included in the Common Core (ELA and math) using the Smarter Balanced system. Meeting standard on the Smarter Balanced tests is not required for graduation until the Class of 2019.
Holt algebra 1/geometry/algebra 2 series
Our high school algebra/geometry series uses the Holt algebra 1/geometry/algebra 2 series. This series has helpful on-line components to support students.
Student on-line resources include:
Algebra 1 support – http://go.hrw.com/hrw.nd/gohrw_rls1/pKeywordResults?keyword=MA7+Parent
Geometry support – http://go.hrw.com/hrw.nd/gohrw_rls1/pKeywordResults?keyword=MG7+Parent
Algebra 2 support – http://go.hrw.com/hrw.nd/gohrw_rls1/pKeywordResults?keyword=MB7+Parent
End of Course Information & Resources
End-of-course (EOC) exams for high school math are required by state law RCW 28A.655.066. These EOC exams replaced the math High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE). The EOC is given in the first two weeks of June as well as there will be a make-up exam given January 2014. More information about the EOC exams and graduation requirements can be found at http://www.k12.wa.us/assessment/EndofCourse.aspx.
We highly encourage students to practice and review for the state EOC tests by utilizing the following review packets.
Algebra EOC Practice Opportunities
Geometry EOC Practice Opportunities
Additional Math Support
Algebra Help – http://www.algebrahelp.com/
Brightstorm – http://www.brightstorm.com
Khan Academy – www.khanacademy.org
Washington state math standards grades 6-12 – http://www.k12.wa.us/Mathematics/Standards/WAMathStandardsGrades6-12A.pdf
OSPI High School Practice Tests – http://www.k12.wa.us/assessment/StateTesting/TestQuestions/WASLPractice-ParentStudent.aspx
Visual fractions (Lessons to reinforce fraction concepts. Can choose line or circle model.) – http://visualfractions.com/
Cool math website (Fun math games/lessons for grades K – 12) – http://coolmath.com
Purplemath – http://www.purplemath.com/
Common Core State Standards for Math – http://www.k12.wa.us/CoreStandards/Mathematics/default.aspx
Math is Power – http://mathispower4u.yolasite.com
Additional Help – http://previous.delicious.com/esheninger/math_resources