State policies associated with the PWR Act require that new projected readiness policies be used to determine if a high school junior is projected ready for college math when they begin college. These policies apply to all juniors, not just those who are candidates for transitional math. Juniors who are projected ready can be recommended for math courses above Algebra 2.
Students who are not projected ready may be eligible for transitional math their senior year. There are required policies to determine who is eligible and which transitional math pathway is best for students.
Watch this 90-minute webinar training about advising high school juniors in math. We will go through the requirements and then practice advising students in a variety of situations. This short but effective training will equip you to advise all high school juniors well.
For more information on projected readiness criteria and transitional math placement, see pages 21 and 22 in the Illinois Transitional Math Competencies and Policies document.
The course is available for $97 per person or $397 for institutions.
Schools may purchase one institutional license and provide the login information to any educator at that school only.
Kathleen Almy is the former Illinois director for transitional math. She led the statewide implementation of transitional math for over two years, working with hundreds of high schools and all Illinois community colleges.
If you make course recommendations for any high school junior in math, you should attend. You need to understand the statewide advising requirements and how best to use them. The goal is no longer to just get students to take a math class in the senior year. It’s also best to transition them to a college-level course in their meta major after high school, possibly without a placement test.
Anyone in Illinois who advises high school juniors. This includes high school counselors and high school math teachers who make course recommendations.
It was offered live and the recording is what you will receive. You will hear Kathy’s responses to messages from participants.
This is a 90-minute training. It was offered live and the recording is what you will receive. You will hear Kathy’s responses to messages from participants.