## Grade Levels

Rising 6th gradeThe criteria used to determine placement for students
entering 6th grade is as follows:Students will be required to meet all three criteria to be placed in Pre-Algebra. XRDS Placement Test- This test is designed to measure student proficiency with the skills and concepts necessary for success in advanced math courses. Expected Score for acceleration to Pre-Algebra – equal to or greater than 88% Date of Administration – Late May - early JuneEOY 5th grade Test/EOY Accelerated Math Test - This test is designed to measure student ability to apply mathematical reasoning and operations to every day problems. Expected Score for acceleration -for Pre-Algebra – 80% in EOY Accelerated Math test/90% in EOY Math test Date of Administration – mid May - early JuneTeacher Matrix- This rubric, which is completed by the teacher, is used to rate the students’ overall performance in the following areas: mathematical skills and computation, work ethic, critical thinking/reasoning, learner independence, and mathematical motivation. Expected Score for acceleration to Pre-Algebra – greater than 85% |
## Rising 7th grade The criteria used to determine placement for students
entering 7th grade from Math 6 is as follows:Benchmark Test: This test checks for mastery of concepts and skills taught during 6th grade and will be administered in mid March. Teachers will inform students of test dates. This is a part of regular instruction.Expected Score for acceleration -to be placed in Pre-Algebra – 90% to be placed in Algebra - 95% XRDS Placement Test- This test is designed to measure student proficiency with the skills and concepts necessary for success in advanced math courses. (Please note that this test evaluates a students' knowledge of concepts and skills beyond the curriculum, in order to establish readiness to move at a pace that allows students to master concepts spanning two years of curriculum.)Expected Score for acceleration -to be placed in Pre-Algebra – 80% to be placed in Algebra - 90% Date of Administration – Late May – early JuneAlgebra Predictive- This test is designed to measure student ability to apply algebraic reasoning and operations to every day problems.Expected Score for acceleration –to be placed in Pre- Algebra – 75% to be placed in Algebra - 90% Date of Administration – mid May – early JuneTeacher Matrix- This rubric, which is completed by the teacher, is used to rate the students’ overall performance in the following areas: mathematical skills and computation, work ethic, critical thinking/reasoning, learner independence, and mathematical motivation. Student performance in tests and quizzes administered during the year will also be taken into account.Expected Score for acceleration –to be placed in Pre-Algebra - 80% to be placed in Algebra - 90% |
## Rising 8The criteria used to determine placement for students
entering 8th grade from Math 7 is as follows:Benchmark Tests: These tests checks for mastery of concepts and skills taught during 7th grade and will be administered in December/January and once again in March. Teachers will inform students of test dates. This is a part of regular instruction.Expected Score for acceleration to Algebra - 90% Algebra Predictive- This test is designed to measure student ability to apply algebraic reasoning and operations to every day problems.Expected Score for acceleration to Algebra 90%)Date of Administration – Mid May – early JuneTeacher Matrix- This rubric, which is completed by the teacher, is used to rate the students’ overall performance in the following areas: mathematical skills and computation, work ethic, critical thinking/reasoning, learner independence, and mathematical motivation. Student performance in tests and quizzes administered during the year will also be taken into account.Expected Score for acceleration – (90% for Algebra)To prepare your child for the Algebra Predictive test please ensure that they are1) fluent with their math facts, 2) can graph and interpret graphs, 3) fluent with fractional and decimal manipulation, 4) able to set-up and solve algebraic equations. |