Determining Which Students have Met the Algebra I Requirement

## Overview

The **California Education Code (EC) **specifies that beginning with the graduating class of 2003-04 and each subsequent year, pupils must meet the following minimum graduation requirements for mathematics:

- Complete at least two courses in mathematics in grades nine through twelve.
- One or a combination of these courses must meet or exceed the rigor of the content standards for Algebra I.

Additionally, The **Civil Rights Data Collection** also includes counts for the completion of Algebra I courses. Setting up the Algebra I Requirements in non-California districts will allow current Aeries processes to determine the completion counts. For Texas the credits would normally be 1.0 for a full year course and 0.5 for a term course in the below examples.

Two fields were added to the **Courses **form to help monitor that a Student has completed the Algebra 1 Requirement. These two fields are the **Meets Alg I Requirement **(**CRS.ALR**) field and the **Algebra I Credits Required **(**CRS.ALC**)** ** field.

## Security ↑

Table | Permission | Description |

Courses (CRS) | Read Insert Update Delete | View Courses Add Courses Edit Course information Delete Courses |

## Configuration ↑

There are three configurations that can be used to indicate **Algebra I **credit completion

**1. One Year-long Course** - One course with a Term of 'Y' that has 10 Course credits. In this scenario the **Meets Algebra I Requirement **box is checked and the **Algebra I Credits Required** would be 10.

**2. Multiple Courses of Algebra I **- Two or more Courses with distinct **Course ID**'s each with the same Term Course credits. In this scenario the **Course** **Content Group (CRS.CCG) **field is populated with a custom tag on each Course that meets the Algebra I requirement. This ties the Courses together and each Course in the series is tagged as **Meets Algebra I Requirement **and the **Alg I Crd Required **would be 10 for each Course. The values for the **Course** **Content Group (CRS.CCG) **field are entered on the **Update Code Table** page for **CRS.CCG**.

This example uses two Semester Courses.

The following query can be run on the Course table to verify the **Algebra Requirements Met field (CRS.ALR)**, the **Algebra 1 Credits Required field (CRS.ALC) **and the** Course Content Group code (CRS.CCG).**

** LIST CRS CN CO ALR ALC CCG**

**3. Use a Capstone Course** - A single Semester Course that indicates completion of the Algebra I requirement. The **Meets Algebra I Requirement**** **box indicates this is the final course of a Series to complete Algebra I. The **Alg I Crd Required** needs to match the Course Credits. In this scenario we are only looking at a single Capstone course to determine completion, even if the Credits earned do not total 10. The credits would be determined by the District.

## Transcripts ↑

The **Algebra I Requirement** can be printed on the Transcript. The** Optional Areas** tab on the** Transcript Definitions** form has a selection box to** Include Algebra 1 Requirements** on the Transcripts.

If the **H.S. Grad Status** and** Include Algebra 1 Requirement **options are selected, the Transcript prints whether or not the **Algebra I Requirement** has been met depending on whether or not enough Credits have been completed.

Below is an example of a student who has taken and passed a Year-long Course in 9th grade that was flagged as an Algebra I Requirement course.

If the student has not met the Algebra I Requirement it prints **Algebra I Requirement NOT Met.**

## Determining Which Students have Met the Algebra I Requirement ↑

The Testing Pass Status (TPS) table includes the the Algebra I flags that identify which Students have completed the** Algebra I requirement (TPS.ALG**) and the **Grade level (TPS.AGR) ** when they completed it **. **

The following query can be used to list the Students with their** Algebra I Pass Status** and **Grade Level** when they passed it:

**LIST STU TPS STU.SC STU.ID STU.LN STU.FN STU.GR TPS.ALG TPS.AGR BY STU.LN STU.FN STU.ID**

**Testing Pass Status (TPS)**table are updated one Student at a time when users visit several different pages in Aeries:

- Profile
- Demographics
- Graduation Status

- Transcripts (the Include Algebra I Req in Transcript Definitions - Optional Areas needs to be selected)
- Graduation Status List by Student
- Graduation Status Report by Student
- Graduation Status Letter to Parents
- Graduation Requirements