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Students Entering 8th Grade


A seventh grade math student entering 8th grade should be able to:
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide positive and negative numbers with 95% (or higher) accuracy
  • Use the order of operations (PEMDAS) to properly calculate math sentences that have multiple operations
  • Understand fractions, decimals and percentages - be able to: compare, order, add, subtract, multiply, and divide math sentences that have fractions, decimals, and/or percentages
  • Solve one, two and multi-step equations using any of the following operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division
  • Solve problems that use absolute value
  • Calculate math sentences that use exponents (positive and negative exponents)
  • Factor using a GCF (greatest common factor)
  • Solve (and graph) problems with inequalities
  • Graph a linear function, determine slope and y intercept.
A seventh grade language arts student entering 8th grade should be able to:
  • Write in cursive
  • Use proper heading on papers
  • Identify the Eight Parts of Speech, including participles, gerunds, and infinitives
  • Write in simple, compound, and complex sentences, using correct conventions (capitalization, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling)
  • Write a five to eight sentence paragraph with a topic sentence, concrete details, commentaries, closing sentence (including the use of semi-colons, conjunctive adverbs, and transition words and phrases)
  • Read on grade level for a minimum of one hour
  • Identify the essential parts of a plot in a story, novel, poem, or play
In addition, students entering 8th grade should:
  • Know basic Catholic prayers, sacraments, parts of the liturgy, and mysteries of the rosary
  • Understand liturgical seasons
  • Follow and implement all 15 Discipline With Purpose (DWP) skills
  • Recite the St. Mary-Basha Catholic School Mission Statement
  • Know the St. Mary-Basha Catholic School Student Learning Expectations