Sixth Grade Math Placement by t858OR

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									                  Grade 7 Math Course Placement
Student Name: ___________________________           Teacher: ______________________

Your child is currently enrolled in:    Next year, your child will be enrolled in:

_______ Middle School Math              _______ Pre-Algebra A

_______ Pre-Algebra                     _______ Pre-Algebra

_______ Algebra 1                       _______ Algebra 1

                                        _______ Geometry

Pre-Algebra A (First year of a two-year Pre-Algebra course)
Placement to be determined at the end of Grade 6, which includes the following grade
and Math California Standards Test criteria:

Earn a 4-quarter GPA in Math 6 at or below 1.50 and Grade 6 Math California Standards
Test score of “Below Basic” or “Far Below Basic”.

Students placed in Pre-Algebra A will be given, per parent request, an opportunity to
move to Pre-Algebra at the beginning of their Grade 7 year by scoring at or above 40%
on the Math Challenge Test.

Pre-Algebra (One-year course)
This is the regular Grade 7 math course. No placement criteria required.

Algebra 1
Grade 6 Pre-Algebra students must meet the following criteria:
Earn a 4-quarter GPA of 3.00 or higher in Pre-Algebra and score 70% or higher on the
end-of-course Pre-Algebra Final Exam and score “Proficient” or “Advanced” on the
Grade 6 Math California Standards Test.

Grade 6 Math 6 students must meet the following criteria:
Earn a 4-quarter GPA of 4.00 GPA in Math 6 and score 80% or higher on the end-of-
course Math 6 Final Exam and score “Advanced” on the Grade 6 Math California
Standards Test. Students meeting this criteria must then score 80% or higher on the end-
of-course Pre-Algebra Final Exam.
Note: Grade 7 students enrolled in Algebra 1 who were enrolled in Math 6 in Grade 6
must earn at least a “B” average for the first two quarters in order to maintain their
enrollment in this accelerated course. Students who earn less than a “B” average will be
transferred to Pre-Algebra.



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Geometry
Grade 6 Algebra 1 students must meet the following criteria:
Earn a 4-quarter GPA of 3.00 or higher in Algebra 1 and score 80% or higher on the end-
of-course Algebra 1 Final Exam and score “Advanced” on the Grade 6 Math California
Standards Test.




                                                                       Updated 9/1/11
                              Grade 7 Math
                            Course Descriptions

Pre-Algebra A (First year of a two-year Pre-Algebra course)

Grade 7 students develop skills in computation as well as mathematical thinking and
problem solving. The curriculum is based on a combination of the California Grade 6
and Grade 7 Mathematics Content standards, which include the Number Sense, Algebra
and Functions, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics, Data Analysis and Probability,
and Mathematical Reasoning strands.

Grade 7 Pre-Algebra A students will be enrolled in Pre-Algebra B in Grade 8.

Pre-Algebra (One-year course)

Grade 7 students develop skills in computation as well as mathematical thinking and
problem solving. The curriculum is based on the California Grade 7 Mathematics
Content standards, which include the Number Sense, Algebra and Functions,
Measurement and Geometry, Statistics, Data Analysis and Probability, and Mathematical
Reasoning strands.

Students who successfully complete Pre-Algebra in Grade 7 will be enrolled in either
Algebra 1A or Algebra 1 in Grade 8.

Algebra 1

This course will cover the first year of college preparatory math. The curriculum is based
on the California Algebra 1 Content standards, which include evaluating expressions,
solving equations and inequalities, and applying algebraic techniques in problem solving
situations.

Students who successfully complete Algebra in Grade 7 will be enrolled in Geometry in
Grade 8.

Students who successfully complete this course will receive “course credit” toward
meeting the mathematics requirement for college admission. Students will not, however,
receive “unit credit” toward meeting the required units for high school graduation.




                                                                          Updated 9/1/11
                            Grade 8 Math
                      Course Descriptions (cont.)

Geometry

This course will cover the second year of college preparatory math. The curriculum is
based on the California Geometry Content standards, which include proving and applying
basic theorems, computing perimeters, circumferences, areas and volumes of geometric
shapes, performing basic constructions, and using trigonometric functions to solve
problems.

Grade 8 students who successfully complete Geometry in will be enrolled in
Algebra II/Trig (acc) in Grade 8 during a “Zero Period” at the local high school.
Transportation to the local high school during a student’s Grade 8 year will not be
provided by the Capistrano Unified School District.

Students who successfully complete this course will receive “course credit” toward
meeting the mathematics requirement for college admission. Students will not, however,
receive “unit credit” toward meeting the required units for high school graduation.




                                                                          Updated 9/1/11

								
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