Algebra 1 v7.0 is a completely re-designed course that offers 100% alignment to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. The specific standard alignment for each lesson is visible to both educators and students. In addition to the emphasis on alignment, the lessons in the new course are designed to be shorter in length than lessons of previous versions, offering focused exploration of topics to make concepts more digestible for students.Practice questions are included with each lesson, including technology-enhanced items and explanations to assist students in their understanding of the concepts. New features to support student mastery include worksheets for practice and guided notes to help students record key takeaways as they move through the tutorial.The course is also built around student engagement, with more interactive lessons and videos that work through examples and model problem-solving skills. This fresh new look and feel for the course was inspired by educator feedback.Educators were also involved in the course at the design-level, as many unit activities, worksheets, and video scripts were written by current algebra classroom teachers. Algebra 1 v7.0 reflects our commitment to standards alignment and putting the needs of educators and students first in all aspects of course design.
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Student participation in this course is documented by the following:
- Student active time in course logged by the learning management system.
- Course Progress monitored using Course Progress Report. If student is Off Pace, logged time is examined using Learner Daily Usage Report.
- If a student has not met participation thresholds for being considered present as tracked in LMS for the week, but virtual education teacher can confirm that the student has an IEP, and the student has satisfied what was required according to the IEP, the student will be counted present.
- When this course is taken by a student in a school with a district-assigned learning coach, seat time attendance may be used to document participation.
- The virtual education teacher verifies participation in the course 1-3 times a week.
- Once a week, Course Progress checked. If student is Off Pace, logged time is checked. If less than 150 minutes (for a typical 5 in-session days week), for a single course enrollment, logged time on all virtual courses is considered. If student combined logged time for all virtual courses is less than number of virtual courses enrolled in for the week multiplied by 150 (for example, for a student enrolled in 4 virtual courses, the threshold would be 4x150=600 minutes), student is considered absent for the week for the course. Consideration of total time logged for all virtual courses is to allow for students to concentrate on a subset of virtual courses.