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Math Placement Testing

Guidance & Resources for Families:

Additional Accelerated Math Placement in Middle School

 

In Beaverton School District, 6th grade students are already on an accelerated math track. Our 6th and 7th grade math classes cover three years of math standards. The math pathway looks like this for middle school students:

Diagram of most common 6th, 7th, 8th grade math courses: Math 6/7, Math 7/8, AGS I

While some students may take Math 7/8 or even Alg/Geo/Stats I in 6th grade, the sequence of courses above is the path for the vast majority of math learners; additional acceleration would mean a student skips instruction on targets required for later courses. For a small number of students who have a high degree of proficiency in future learning targets, an adjustment to the math pathway may be appropriate. 

To help determine if a pathway adjustment is appropriate, your student can take a math placement test. If they demonstrate a high level of proficiency they may be considered for a single subject acceleration in math and placed into a more accelerated course.

This assessment is optional and about 90% of BSD students follow the course pathway shown above. Math requires strong foundational skills to be successful in high school and beyond. The math placement process is used to ensure all students are appropriately placed in middle school math courses.

For more information on middle school math courses and learning targets: click here.

For more information on testing see the FAQ below.

In order to change a student’s math course, the first step is to fill out the Single Subject Acceleration Request for Math form by April 15th:

IMPORTANT!

Single Subject Acceleration Request for Math form due by April 15th

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Someone from BSD will reach out to you via email to schedule a testing opportunity for your student soon after April 15th. We prefer students to test in the spring to allow us to accurately forecast and build our school schedules for the upcoming year. August testing while available to any returning student is intended for students who have taken course-work over the summer.

While specific scores will not be returned at the end of the exam, you will be notified of your child’s math placement within two weeks after the testing window has closed.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

PAST EVENT: Information Night March 31, 2022 @ 7pm.

The district hosted a district-wide information night March 31 to help families understand this process and implications. You can view the slides presented from the event below. There is an option to view the speaker notes as well (click the