Indicator A: Meets standards for 8th grade math on the Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP)
Indicator B: Complete Algebra I by the end of 8th grade with a B or higher
High school mathematics achievement is a very strong predictor of high school success, high school graduation, college acceptance and college graduation.
It is helpful to think of the subject of math as ladder: most schools offer students a progression up the ladder from pre-algebra, algebra I, algebra II, and geometry, to trigonometry, pre-calculus and calculus. To progress up this ladder, students need access to pre-algebra and algebra courses in middle school so they can start high school as high up on the ladder as possible, and have the opportunity to learn the material and reap the academic benefits of earlier math achievement.
Outcome 3 Indicator A
Meets standards for 8th grade math on the Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP)
Scoring “meets standards” on the AMP, first administered in early April 2015 to all students in grades three through 10, indicates that students meet statewide performance standards. During the 2014-2015 school year, 19.7 percent of AN/AI 8th graders and 29.4 percent of all other students met standards on their AMP math scores. Refer to page 10 for information about AMP.
Outcome 3 Indicator B
Complete Algebra I by the end of 8th grade with a B or higher
During the 2014-2015 school year, 9.2 percent of AN/AI 8th grade students and 18.8 percent of non-Native 8th graders completed Algebra I with a grade of B or better.
View 2013-2014 data