Math placement

MATH PLACEMENT

 

During grades six and seven, students transition to pre-high school mathematics starting with sixth grade math. Some sixth-graders are placed in Math Prime, an advanced course.  Multiple measures determine Math placement for 6th grade students. The following criteria is considered for Math Prime eligibility:

  • Grade 5 Math NJ Student Learning Assessment (formerly known as PARCC)
  • Grade 5 Math Mid-Year Assessment
  • Grade 5 Math End-of-Year Assessment
  • Grade 5 Math Problem-Solving Average

The typical student entering Math Prime in Grade 6 has earned a PARCC score of 810, scored 96% on the Grade 5 Math Mid-Year Assessment, scored 95% on the Grade 5 Math End-of-Year Assessment and has achieved a Grade 5 Math Problem-Solving Average of 96%.

The study of pre-algebra then follows in seventh grade. Some students qualify for Algebra I in seventh grade, an advanced course.  Multiple measures determine Math placement for 7th grade students. The following criteria is considered for Algebra I eligibility:

  • Grade 6 Math NJ Student Learning Assessment (formerly known as PARCC)
  • The Algebra Aptitude Assessment
  • Grade 6 Math Midterm
  • Grade 6 Math Final Exam
  • Grade 6 Math Course Grade

The typical student entering Algebra I  in Grade 7 has earned a PARCC score of 810, earned an Algebra Aptitude Assessment score of 181, scored 95% on their Math Prime or 98% on their Math 6 midterm, scored 95% on their Math Prime or 98% on their Math 6 final exam, and has achieved an overall course grade of 94% in Math Prime or 98% in Math 6.