Dear Parent/Guardian,The Algebra 1 class had a new requirement starting the 2011-2012 school year. Students who took the Algebra-1 Course for this school year will be required to take the Algebra-1 End of Course Test (EOCT). Students must pass the Algebra-1 EOCT to earn a high school credit.

The high school requirement for Florida state colleges is to take at least 4 Math classes during high school. Students who pass Algebra will take upper level math classes to complete their requirement. This is, of course, a big plus for securing a better college admission.

Math standards are becoming more challenging every year and Orlando Science Schools need to make sure that students who will be taking Algebra are actually ready to take Algebra, and they will be expected to pass the EOC test. We need to make sure that our students are receiving the best education for their levels.

You may find a detailed explanation of this on the Florida Department of Education’s web site at http://fcat.fldoe.org/eoc/pdf/FL10_Alg_EOC_ISB_WT_r4g.pdf

The Algebra Readiness Test will be administered on Thursday, May 30thand Friday, May 31st, 2013. The students who expect to take Algebra 1 in the 2012-2013 school year should pass the Algebra Readiness Test and will need a teacher recommendation and high FCAT Math and Reading scores.

The Algebra readiness test results should be ready in the second week of June. The results will be announced as student “ready or not ready” for Algebra.

Orlando Science Schools

Math Department