Mathematics

Algebra
Any student who is currently taking a full year of Algebra is eligible to take Honors Geometry as a freshman if they take and pass the CPS Algebra Exit Exam.  The CPS Algebra Exit Exam will be administered via Checkpoint this year and can be taken online or in person

  • The Algebra Exit Exam will be composed of 40 questions, a mix of multiple choice and machine scored constructed response. There will not be any human scored items on the exam. 
  • Students will have 120 minutes to complete the exam.
  • CPS students who have opted for in-person learning will test in person and be proctored in their own classrooms. 
  • CPS students who opt for at-home learning will test at home and be proctored remotely via Google Meets.
  • CPS students participating in the Algebra Hub pilot will be proctored remotely via Google Meets by their Algebra teacher. 
  • Non-CPS elementary students who are matriculating to a CPS high school will take the exam in June. This will be centrally coordinated by the Departments of STEM and Student Assessment. 

Click here to register for the CPS Algebra Exit Exam for non-CPS students.

Students who have not taken a full year of Algebra will take Honors Algebra at Lane Tech next year.

Click here for Algebra Exit Exam practice exams.

 

Geometry

Each year, we have students who took and passed the CPS Algebra Exit Exam during seventh grade and are taking Geometry as eighth graders.  Some students are taking Geometry at neighborhood high schools, and others are taking it at their elementary schools.  Please read the information below if you are currently taking a full year of Geometry.

Students taking Geometry:  Students who are taking a full year of Geometry in eighth grade must provide an emailed letter from their math teacher or other official on school letterhead. The letter must include the name and CPS ID number of the student who has completed Geometry, the name of the instructor, the student’s first and second semester grades, and a copy of the syllabus should be attached in the email.  The school official can submit one letter listing the names of all students who are taking a full year of Geometry and will be coming to Lane Tech next year.  The letter and syllabus should be emailed directly to Ms. Johnson at tecarroll@cps.edu. Students who submit this letter will be placed in H Algebra II/Trig. Students who are taking Geometry at a high school with a certified high school teacher will have the Geometry class added to their transcript 

Here is a sample letter from last year.  Please share this information with your geometry teacher:

This letter is to certify that all students listed below, who currently attend XXXX Elementary School, are enrolled in good standing in (Honors or Regular) Geometry at XXXX High School, under the instruction of Ms./Mr. Teacher Name, Geometry Teacher. By the end of this school year, these students will have passed two semesters of high school geometry with a B or higher.


Student Name- CPS ID#XXXXXXXX, Semester 1 Grade:  Semester 2 Grade:
Student Name- CPS ID#XXXXXXXX, Semester 1 Grade:  Semester 2 Grade:

**Syllabus Attached