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Goals and Results

Our Purpose

The Math Department has determined that our ultimate objective is “The Mathematical Competency of Our Students.” In defining that purpose we ask ourselves what we want for our students in their future. Ten years after high school, when much of what they have learned has been forgotten, what do we hope will have remained with them? How will they be different, hopefully better, people because of the math experience that they had at Great Oak High School? Our common hope is that our students can “think, reason and apply” in a mathematical context.

Since the State tests generally do not assess students on their ability to Think, Reason & Apply, you may exam some of our Students’ Work .

District Finals: The 80 over 80 Challenge

Our Universal goal in our math classes at Great Oak High School is to have:

 “At least 80% of our students score 80% or better on the district finals.”

We figure that if we achieve this goal, all other testing results (Exit Exam, CST’s, College Entrance, AP’s, IB's etc.) will all fall into place. This is a very lofty goal. We did not begin anywhere close to this several years ago, however, the Mathpack has made excellent gains in this quest. Towards that objective, we have set an intermediate goal of 90% over 70% (single-digit faliure rates). The results of our last final exam are as follows:

Semester 1 2012-13

  Essentials Algebra 1 Integrated 1 Integrated 2
90 % over 70% 70%   59% 65% 32%  
80% over 80% 40%   38%  38% 13% 

 

 

  Geometry Algebra 2 Trigonometry Prob/Stat Modern
90 % over 70% 84%   68%  NA 100% 100% 
80% over 80% 61%  45% NA  100%  87% 

      

  Pre-Calc Accel Pre-Calc Calc A/B Calc B/C AP Stat
90 % over 70%  83% 88%  83%    96% 83%
80% over 80% 53%  66% 68%    90%  63% 

     

                                                                      

CAHSEE: California High School Exit Exam

The Mathpack takes its state tests results seriously, and therefore, we are proud to announce that our already terrific pass rate on the CAHSEE has gotten even better. The best in Riverside County.

 

Sophomores passing the

CAHSEE

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011  2012
92% 93% 93% 92% 93% 94% 94% 95% 

CST: California Standards Test

Great Oak High remains the Top API among high schools in Riverside County.  

% Proficient or Advanced 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 State Avg. 2012
Algebra  25 33 33 25 31  40 40 41 34
Integrated 1 NA 11 11 21 10  17 14 17 17
Integrated 2 NA NA 26 35 29  24 37 23 27
Geometry 37 35 35 31 36  41 49 51 32
Algebra 2 63 31 39 39 37  40 39 42 34
Summative Math (Pre-Calc) 86 45 54 50 57  53 51 54 53

AP Testing

 

% Passed 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Calc A/B 100% 52% 48% 63% 48% 41%  60%
Calc B/C N/A 60% 57% 67% 92% 80%  83%
Stats N/A 47% 62% N/A  46% 11% 12%
Overall N/A 53% 56% 65%  63% 48%  

IB Testing

 

% Passed 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
HL 86% 50%  68%  79%  100%
SL 93% 92% 100%  89%  66%
Studies 100% 100% 95%  98%  98%
Overall 95% 88%  90%  91%  

SAT/ACT

 

College
Boards

2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12

State Avg.

2011-12

NationalAvg.

2011-12

 SAT Math 512 510 520  519 524 518 514 514
ACT Math           23.6 22.8 21.1

Upperlevel Courses

The Mathpack at Great Oak High School hopes to impart a joy and appreciation of mathematics, as well as mathematical knowledge. We believe that best signs to measure the extent to which we are inspiring students in mathematics is the number of Seniors who take math (since the district only requires 3 years to graduate) and the number of students who take courses beyond Algebra 2 (since Algebra 2 is the minimum UC/CSU).    

 

  2009 2010 2011 2012
% of Population taking Math

97%

 96% 97% 96%