As middle school quickly approaches for some students there are decisions and recommendations that will be occurring of which you need to be aware including math placement.
First, our fifth grade teachers will soon begin submitting recommendations for your child’s sixth grade math course. 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.
The Math Recommendation Process linked above mentions a 7A math readiness assessment. This assessment is given to students who are being considered for subject-level acceleration in math. 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 Thursday, April 29, 2021. Your child’s building level team including teachers and principals will review all available data and teacher recommendations.
To be considered for acceleration, an in-person assessment is required. These assessments will be scheduled during the day for in-person students. Remote and Virtual Academy students will be contacted to choose an after school assessment time on Monday, May 3, 2021 at Mt. Nittany Middle School Cafeteria beginning at 4:30 or Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Park Forest Middle School Cafeteria beginning at 4:30. Remote and Virtual families should be on the lookout for a scheduling document that will be e-mailed home. Families may test at either building or either date. All social distancing guidelines and safety protocols will be followed.
If your child is recommended, there is a virtual summer experience that students may need to complete followed by an in-person, summative assessment in August to show proficiency in the 6th grade standards that would be covered in the summer course. Students who do not complete the course or do not meet proficiency standards in the in-person assessment will be scheduled for Math 6 or 6A math at the middle school depending on teacher recommendations.