As middle school quickly approaches for some students there are decisions and recommendations that will be occurring of which families need to be aware including math placement.
First, our fifth-grade teachers will soon begin submitting recommendations for sixth-grade math courses. Please click on the links below for additional information:
- Click here for the district’s Math Scope and Sequence (Grades 5-12).
- Click here to review the district’s Math Recommendation Process and Course Descriptions.
Typically, the Math Recommendation Process linked above mentions a 7A math readiness assessment and the IOWA Algebra Readiness Exam. These assessments are given to students who are being considered for subject-level acceleration in math. Given the school closure this year, classroom teachers will recommend students for consideration based on their observations, assessment data, and student performance. Parents may also request to have their child be considered. If you would like your child to be considered for subject acceleration in math for middle school, please make your request by clicking here. Requests will close on April 30, 2020. Building level teams including teachers and principals will review all available data and teacher recommendations.
If a child is recommended, there is a virtual summer experience that students will be required to complete and an in-person assessment in August (pending a reversal of the school closure order by the governor) to show proficiency in the 6th grade standards that would be covered in the summer. We are also looking to include key topics from fifth-grade units that were missed as a result of the school closure. Students who do not complete the course or do not meet proficiency standards in the in-person assessment will be scheduled for 6A math at the middle school.