Curriculum Team Approved

Requirements for Tier 4 Classes

TIER 4 MATH

6th, 7th and 8th Grade Tier 4 Math is a math class taught by one of the math teachers on grade level common core standards. The class utilizes the same math curriculum as other classes and does not have more homework than the other classes, but the curriculum is taught with higher skill level and deeper understanding of the skills.

The requirements to be enrolled in the Tier 4 Math are as follows:

  1. Meet the 80th percentile or higher for the Benchmark for the middle of the year, and  then…
  2. Meet the 80th percentile or higher for the Benchmark for the end of the year, and then…
  3. Meet or exceed mastery level in Math for WESTEST.

TIER 4 READING

6th , 7th , and 8th Grade Tier 4 Reading is a reading class taught by one of the reading teachers on grade level common core standards. The class utilizes the same reading curriculum as other classes and does not have more homework than the other classes, but the curriculum is taught with higher skill level and deeper understanding of the skills.

The requirements to be enrolled in the Tier 4 Reading are as follows:

  1. Meet the 80th percentile or higher for the Benchmark for the middle of the year, and then…
  2. Meet the 80th percentile or higher for the Benchmark for the end of the year, and then…
  3. Meet or exceed mastery level in Reading for WESTEST.

Spanish Requirements

Spanish at Ripley Middle is a ½ high school credit per year - on an A/B schedule. The first half credit can be gained during the 7th grade year, and the second half credit can be gained during the 8th grade year. The class will be split every few days throughout the whole year to allow for a long term teaching approach for both classes. It had previously been a semester class and then they would switch to the other class.

Because Spanish is a high school credit, there are requirements to maintain in that class. Any student who makes below a B in Spanish at the end of the first 9 weeks may be placed in Reading full time. The Spanish teacher would contact the parent and recommend stay/ dropping the class. Due to Spanish being a high school credit, students are not permitted to drop the class after the end of the first nine weeks grading period. The Spanish class will affect the high school grade point average and could possibly affect class ranking.

If you have any questions, please contact us at Ripley Middle, 304-372-7350.