Which Pre-Algebra course did your student take?
- SAXON 8/7, 2ND OR 3RD EDITION:
1. Did the student earn 80% + on Saxon Weekly Tests (last 5 tests)?
Yes: Go to next question.
No: See the instructions here:
2. Did the student complete the Facts Practice Drills (5-7 minutes each)?
- SAXON ALGEBRA 1/2, 2nd or 3rd Edition:
Did the student earn 80% + on Weekly Tests (mainly last 5 tests)?
Yes: Ready for Algebra 1 with Integrated Geometry. Do the 10 5 minute Fraction, Decimal, Percent drills posted on the Shormann Algebra 1 Course Home page (after purchase). These can be done before or along with the first 25 lessons of the Algebra 1 course.
No: If the student scored below 80%, complete these Math 8/7 Facts Drills, then take the Algebra 1 Placement Test. If the student passes this test, they are ready for Algebra 1. If not, follow the instructions for studying, grading and correcting tests on the DIVE Algebra ½ Teacher Guide. Repeat the last 5 tests in Algebra ½. If the student earns 80% or higher, start Algebra 1 with Integrated Geometry If not, contact us for a remediation plan.
- COMPLETED OTHER PUBLISHER (Not Saxon) PRE-ALGEBRA
Completed Pre-Algebra with 80% or Higher
These students are ready for Shormann Interactive Algebra 1 with Integrated Geometry. However, to ensure fluency in the fraction, decimal, percent, and conversion skills required to succeed in Algebra 1, follow the instructions on the Shormann Algebra 1 course home page and complete the 10 five minute Fractions, Decimals, and Percent Drills posted there**. These drills are critical to learning Algebra 1, especially for Teaching Textbooks students.**
Student Earned 70-80% in Pre-Algebra (Not Saxon).
Complete the Fractions, Decimals, and Percent Drills then re-take the last test in the pre-algebra course or the Placement Test for Saxon Algebra 1 here. If the student can bring their grade up to an 80% or pass the placement test, they are ready for Shormann Algebra 1. If not, or the student is unable to complete the drills, take Shormann Pre-Algebra. This is a pre-algebra course that provides excellent preparation for Algebra 1.
Student Failed Pre-Algebra (not Saxon)
We recommend taking our new Shormann Pre-Algebra self-paced eLearning course. This course does the best job of developing fluency in the essential skills required for success in Algebra 1 & 2. Featuring interactive assignments with automated grading and grade recording, help links above each question, video lectures and Q&A support with Dr. Shormann, this course makes learning faster and easier!
- STUDENT DID NOT TAKE PRE-ALGEBRA
Complete Shormann Pre-Algebra self-paced eLearning course. This course does the best job of developing fluency in the essential skills required for success in Algebra 1 & 2. After successfully completing Shormann Pre-Algebra, start Shormann Interactive Algebra 1 with Integrated Geometry.
- I don’t think my student needs to take Pre-Algebra. Is there a placement test?
We only recommend this placement test when trying to skip pre-algebra. If you think your student is ready for Algebra 1 without taking pre-algebra, use the Placement Test for Saxon Algebra 1 If your student doesn’t pass, have them take Shormann Pre-Algebra self-paced eLearning course.