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Advanced Placement Criteria

330 Mount Laurel Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Phone: 856.235.3387

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.

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 Grade5th Grade6th Grade7th Grade8th Grade

4th & 1/2 5th

1/2 5th & 1/2 6th

1/2 6th & 7th


Algebra 1


6th & 1/2 7th

1/2 7th & 8th

Algebra 1

Geometry 1
Teacher Checklist for Placement into Compacted Math For On-Grade-Level Math Students

ConsistentlyNot 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

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