Advanced Placement Criteria


Math Criteria/Testing Plan
2017
 
Math Criteria for Advanced Math Placement
Based on the following:
Report Card Grades
  Determined Link-It Test
  Teacher Feedback Checklist
 
Required Scores: (2 out of 3 required)
  Report Card Grades (A average/90% or higher)
  Determined Link-It Test-Score TBD
  Teacher Feedback Checklist (8 or more)
 
Students Currently in Advanced Math
Students will continue in the program unless they are placed on their teacher's "Concerns List" in June. If a student is placed on the Concerns List, the teacher will notify the parent to discuss the situation in June to collaborate on if the student should continue in the current program. If they agree on the student's placement then the teacher will note it on the Concerns List. If they disagree then the student will need to re-qualify to continue (if they meet the criteria then they can continue in the program at the same level). This will be determined by the principal or assistant principal.
 
Compacted Math students will be tested to see if they qualify to move into Accelerated
 
Accelerated Math students will not need to take a test for placement.
 
Timeline
Link-It testing will take place during the last week of May or early June.
 
Student 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 & 7th
Accelerated
8th
Accelerated
Algebra 1
Accelerated
Geometry 1
 
End of Year (EOY) Assessment Quick Guides For Advanced Math Placement:
 
 
 
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
   
 
Enriched Language Arts at Hartford & Harrington - Placement Criteria 2016-2017

Placement will be based on the following:
  •           Report Card Grades
  •           Reading Level
  •           Writing Sample
  •           Teacher Feedback Checklist

Required Scores: (3 out of 4 required)

  •            Report Card Grades (A average/90% or higher)
  •            Fountas & Pinnel independent reading level: Grade 5 V+, Grade 6 Y+/Z, Grade 7 & 8 Z+         
  •            Writing Sample in response to appropriate reading level material listed above
  •            Teacher Feedback Checklist (8 or more)
Grade Level
Grade
Teacher Checklist
Reading Level
Writing Sample
5th Grade
A in Language Arts Strong Teacher Recommendation F and P Instructional Reading Level V+ Writing in Response to Reading Level V+ Passage
6th Grade
A in Language Arts
Strong Teacher Recommendation
F and P Instructional Reading Level Y+/Z
Writing in Response to Reading Level Y+/Z Passage
 7th & 8th Grade
A in Language Arts   Strong Teacher Recommendation  F and P Instructional Reading Level Z+  Writing in Response to Reading Level Z+ Passage
 
  Teacher Checklist for Enriched Language Arts at HF and HMS
 

Consistently
Not Consistently
Enjoys reading and writing; can read and write for extended periods of time
   
Can handle a larger workload


Uses academic vocabulary in written work    
Can take feedback and use it to revise work; is willing to revise written work
   
Willing to handle challenging text and assignments
   
Provides details when speaking and writing
   
Comprehends and analyzes complex texts; provides textual evidence
   
Exhibits a strong work ethic (comes to class prepared; stays engages in lessons; completes work on time, can work independently)
   
Thinks outside the box
   
Reads a variety of genres