# Algebra 1A

## Course Description:

This course is the first in a two-course sequence. In the course, students will learn about algebraic concepts such as integers, linear equations, inequalities and factoring. As students work through each interactive lesson, they will have the opportunity to complete several self-check activities and journal entries. Ultimately, this course will assist students in developing fundamental algebraic skills that will allow them to use problem-solving strategies in real-world situations as well as using graphing technology to interpret, represent and communicate mathematical concepts.

## Course Details:

Course Title (District): Algebra 1A
Course Title (NCES SCED) : Algebra I
Course Provider : Michigan Virtual
Content Provided By : Michigan Virtual
Online Instructor Provided By : Michigan Virtual
Ailgnment Document : https://media.mivu.org/mivhs/alignchart/math/Alg1A.pdf
Academic Terms : Accelerated, Semester, Trimester
NCES SCED Code :
 Subject Area : Mathematics Course Identifier : Algebra I Course Level : (G) General or Regular Available Credit : 0.5 Sequence : 1 of 2

## How To Enroll:

Enrollment Website : https://slp.michiganvirtual.org/ [email protected] (888) 889-2840

Students and Parents: It is important to work closely with your local school counselor or registrar to follow the school's enrollment procedures. By clicking the "Start Registration Request" button below, you will be able to notify the school of your interest in registering for the online course. However, it is the responsibility of the district or school to review the registration request and approve or deny the request. Please make a note to follow up with your school after submitting a registration request.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Explore the foundations of Algebra using rational numbers, radical numbers, ratios, and integers
• Write, solve, and graph equations, inequalities, functions, linear functions and system of equations
• Apply equations, inequalities, functions, linear functions, and system of equations to real world situations

INACOL Online Course Quality Standards

Instructional Strategies and Activities Rating Comments
Readability levels, written language assignments and mathematical requirements are appropriate for the course content and grade-level expectations. Fully Met Evident in syllabus
The course instruction includes activities that engage students in active learning. Fully Met
The course and course instructor provide students with multiple learning paths, based on student needs that engage students in a variety of ways. Fully Met
The course provides opportunities for students to engage in higher-order thinking, critical reasoning activities and thinking in increasingly complex ways. Fully Met
The course provides options for the instructor to adapt learning activities to accommodate students’ needs. Fully Met Evident under "For Instructors Only"
The course design provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student interaction, including opportunities for timely and frequent feedback about student progress. Fully Met The message board system accommodates this.
The course design includes explicit communication/activities (both before and during the first week of the course) that confirms whether students are engaged and are progressing through the course. The instructor will follow program guidelines to address non-responsive students. Partially Met No explicit activities were identified. More activities should be required such as an assessment on the orientation to ensure understanding, check-in points after certain activities would be beneficial.
The course provides opportunities for appropriate instructor-student and student-student interaction to foster mastery and application of the material. Fully Met
Students have access to resources that enrich the course content. Fully Met
Instructional and Audience Analysis Rating Comments
Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum. Fully Met
Course, Unit and Lesson Design Rating Comments
The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments, and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content. Fully Met Many resources are available to support and/or enhance student learning.
Student evaluation strategies are consistent with course goals and objectives, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
The course structure includes adequate and appropriate methods and procedures to assess students’ mastery of content. Fully Met Evident in Course Check-In
Ongoing, varied, and frequent assessments are conducted throughout the course to inform instruction. Fully Met
Assessment strategies and tools make the student continuously aware of his/her progress in class and mastery of the content. Fully Met Evident in "My Grades"
Assessment Resources and Materials Rating Comments
Assessment materials provide the instructor with the flexibility to assess students in a variety of ways. Fully Met
Grading rubrics are provided to the instructor and may be shared with students. Fully Met Project Rubrics are clearly stated
The grading policy and practices are easy to understand. Fully Met The policy and practices are easy to understand, but they are not specific as far as what the guidelines are to earn each grade or each set of points.
The course architecture permits the online instructor to add content, activities and assessments to extend learning opportunities. Fully Met The capability is evident for the instructor to modify instructional content.
The course accommodates multiple school calendars; e.g., block, 4X4 and traditional schedules. Fully Met
Clear and consistent navigation is present throughout the course. Fully Met
Rich media are provided in multiple formats for ease of use and access in order to address diverse student needs. Fully Met
Technology Requirements and Interoperability Rating Comments
All technology requirements (including hardware, browser, software, etc...) are specified. Fully Met
Prerequisite skills in the use of technology are identified. Fully Met
The course uses content-specific tools and software appropriately. Fully Met
The course is designed to meet internationally recognized interoperability standards. Fully Met Provided by MVU; not specifically identified in the course.
Copyright and licensing status, including permission to share where applicable, is clearly stated and easily found. Fully Met
Course materials and activities are designed to provide appropriate access to all students. The course, developed with universal design principles in mind, conforms to the U.S. Section 504 and Section 508 provisions for electronic and information technology as well as the W3C’s Web Content Accessibility guidelines (WCAg 2.0). Fully Met Accreditation by AdvancED is evident.
Student information remains confidential, as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Fully Met As defined by the Privacy Act and Terms of Service Guidelines
The course provider uses multiple ways of assessing course effectiveness. Partially Met The only measure defined is an End of Course Survey.
The course is evaluated using a continuous improvement cycle for effectiveness and the findings used as a basis for improvement. Fully Met Evident as a condition of continued accreditation by AdvancED
The course is updated periodically to ensure that the content is current. Fully Met Based on information provided by MVU; not specifically identified in the course.
Course instructors, whether faceto-face or virtual, are certificated and “highly qualified.” The online course teacher possesses a teaching credential from a state-licensing agency and is “highly qualified” as defined under ESEA. Fully Met Based on information provided by MVU; not specifically identified in the course.
Instructor and Student Support Rating Comments
Professional development about the online course delivery system is offered by the provider to assure effective use of the courseware and various instructional media available. Fully Met Based on information provided by MVU; not specifically identified in the course.
The course provider offers technical support and course management assistance to students, the course instructor, and the school coordinator. Fully Met Based on information provided by MVU; not specifically identified in the course.
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, have been provided professional development in the behavioral, social, and when necessary, emotional, aspects of the learning environment. Fully Met Based on information provided by MVU; not specifically identified in the course.
Course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, receive instructor professional development, which includes the support and use of a variety of communication modes to stimulate student engagement online. Fully Met Based on information provided by MVU; not specifically identified in the course.
The provider assures that course instructors, whether face-to-face or virtual, are provided support, as needed, to ensure their effectiveness and success in meeting the needs of online students. Fully Met Based on information provided by MVU; not specifically identified in the course.
Students are offered an orientation for taking an online course before starting the coursework. Fully Met
The goals and objectives clearly state what the participants will know or be able to do at the end of the course. The goals and objectives are measurable in multiple ways. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are aligned with the state’s content standards, Common Core curriculum, or other accepted content standards set for Advanced Placement® courses, technology, computer science, or other courses whose content is not included in the state standards. Fully Met
The course content and assignments are of sufficient rigor, depth and breadth to teach the standards being addressed. Fully Met
Information literacy and communication skills are incorporated and taught as an integral part of the curriculum. Not Met Minimal information is defined under course guidelines but not an integral part of the course.
Multiple learning resources and materials to increase student success are available to students before the course begins. Fully Met
Course Overview and Introduction Rating Comments
Clear, complete course overview and syllabus are included in the course. Fully Met
Course requirements are consistent with course goals, are representative of the scope of the course and are clearly stated. Fully Met
Information is provided to students, parents and mentors on how to communicate with the online instructor and course provider. Fully Met
Legal and Acceptable Use Policies Rating Comments
The course reflects multi-cultural education, and the content is accurate, current and free of bias or advertising. Fully Met
Expectations for academic integrity, use of copyrighted materials, plagiarism and netiquette (Internet etiquette) regarding lesson activities, discussions, and e-mail communications are clearly stated. Fully Met Netiquette is only minimally addressed.
Privacy policies are clearly stated. Fully Met
Online instructor resources and notes are included. Partially Met The capability is there, however there are not notes for new instructors, there are minimal instructor resources in the instructors only section. Notes especially for assignments would be valuable.
Assessment and assignment answers and explanations are included. Partially Met Answers are not provided for book homework. More detailed/all algebraic steps needed for all homework and practice.

Review Conducted By : Michigan Virtual
Date of Review : 07/10/2014

• Chapter 1 – Foundations for Algebra
• Chapter 2 – Equations
• Chapter 3 – Inequalities
• Chapter 4 – Functions
• Chapter 5 – Linear Functions
• Chapter 6 – Systems of Equations and Inequalities
Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends Random Draw Date Enrollment Drop Date Course Starts Course Ends # of Seats Course Fee Potential Additional Costs
Trimester 04/01/2020 01/04/2021 06/01/2020 10/23/2020 04/02/2021 100 \$325.0000 0.0000
Semester 04/01/2020 03/29/2021 06/01/2020 11/27/2020 06/18/2021 300 \$325.0000 0.0000
Drop Policy Completion Policy Term Type Enrollment Opens Enrollment Ends
The last day to drop to receive a full refund is either 25 consecutive days after the enrollment's Start Date or the defined refund date, which ever date comes soonest. Students who are enrolled with a Start Date that is in the past, will have a minimum of 5 consecutive calendar days to drop and receive a refund. Students may access their course from their enrollment Start Date to their enrollment End Date. For reporting purposes, a completion is a 60% final score or higher. Trimester 04/01/2020 01/04/2021
The last day to drop to receive a full refund is either 25 consecutive days after the enrollment's Start Date or the defined refund date, which ever date comes soonest. Students who are enrolled with a Start Date that is in the past, will have a minimum of 5 consecutive calendar days to drop and receive a refund. Students may access their course from their enrollment Start Date to their enrollment End Date. For reporting purposes, a completion is a 60% final score or higher. Semester 04/01/2020 03/29/2021

Students can use chat, email or private message system within the course to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance.

School Year Enrollment Count Pass Count Completion Rate Notes
13-14 113 73 64.6% Enrollment data include all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the Spring and Summer 2013-14 school year.
14-15 205 157 76.6% Enrollment data includes all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2014-15 school year.
15-16 190 146 76.8% None
16-17 173 118 68.2% Enrollment data include all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2016-17 school year.
17-18 138 96 69.6% Enrollment data includes all enrollments (21f and non-21f) for the 2017-18 school year.
18-19 184 130 70.7%
19-20 200 148 74.0%