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Math Criteria Plan 
 
Math Criteria for Advanced Math Placement (3 out of 4 required)
Spring STAR 360 Math Assessment 
Savvas On-Level End-of-Year Test* 
Savvas Above-Level End-of-Year Test* 
Teacher Checklist (score of 8 or higher is considered teacher recommended)
 
*The Savvas end-of-year tests are our math programs’ end of year tests (Investigations, Connected Math, and EnVisions Math) which align to classroom instruction.
 
The Math Criteria is subject to change each Spring.
 
Students Currently in Advanced Math
All students who are already in advanced math classes will stay in the program unless their teacher has concerns about them continuing.  If a teacher does have concerns, they will contact the parent(s)/guardian(s) directly in early June to discuss the situation.
 
Timeline
Testing happens in May/June.
Teachers will complete Teacher Feedback Checklists in June.
Students placement will be determined over the summer.
Qualifying test scores for placement will be determined over the summer.
 
Advanced Math Programs At-A-Glance

4th Grade
5th Grade
6th Grade
7th Grade
8th Grade
Compacted
4th & ½ 5th
Compacted
½ 5th & ½ 6th
Compacted
½ 6th & 7
Compacted
8th
Compacted
Algebra 1

Accelerated
6th & 1/2 7th
Accelerated
1/2 7th & 8th
Accelerated
Algebra 1
Accelerated
Geometry 1
 
Teacher Checklist for Placement into Compacted Math
For On-Grade-Level Math Students

  Consistently
Not Consistently
Highly motivated and inquisitive
   
Accepts the challenge of solving mathematical problems and concepts
   
Explains mathematical thinking in written form
   
Learns concepts quickly; can handle a fast pace
Learns concepts more quickly than peers; can handle a faster pace than peers
   
Works independently with minimal adult interaction    
Analyzes problems and sees results easily    
Uses various approaches and strategies to solve problems    
Exhibits self-confidence with peers and adults
   
Highly fluent with math facts, computation, and fractions
   
Thinks outside of the box    
 
 Teacher Feedback Checklist for placement into Accelerated Math
For Current Compacted Math Students

  Consistently
Not Consistently
The student stands out in class compared to their compacted class peers in the following ways:
   
Thinks outside the box
   
Can handle a larger workload
   
Can learn quicker; go at a faster pace
Has a better understanding of complex problems and the connection among math concepts
   
Works independently with minimal adult interaction    
Demonstrates a strong work ethic (comes to class prepared, is organized, focused on learning; prepared for assessments; makes viable contributions in class and with group)
   
Uses advanced approaches and strategies to solve problems    
Exhibits maturity and confidence in class
   
Constructs viable arguments and critiques the reasoning of others; can reason verbally and in written form easily
   
Outperforms on assessments