Mathematics Professional Development & Resources

Mathematics Course Placement
Recommendation Process for 2020-21

Overview

Current (2019-20) 6th Grade Students*

*All students enrolled in Math 6010

Upon entering 7th grade, students will be placed into either Math 7 or Compacted Math 7/8. SCUSD’S Compacted Math 7/8 is a rigorous mathematics course that addresses all of the Grade 7 Mathematics standards and some of the Grade 8 standards at an accelerated pace.

Placement criteria for Compacted Math 7/8 normally includes a district placement assessment, though due to school closures, 6th grade students will not be taking our district placement assessment this year

Families or school personnel who want students to be considered for the accelerated math course next school year, Compacted Math 7/8, must submit an online recommendation form,www.tinyurl.com/Math7-8Rec, by May 28th.  

Consideration for the accelerated course will include report card grades and previous Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment math scores.

For additional information, please read the Letter to Parents below.

Current (2019-20) Integrated Math 1 and Compacted 8/Math 1 Students

Upon completing Integrated Math 1 or Compacted 8/Math 1, students will be placed into either Math 2 or Math 2 Plus. SCUSD’s Math 2 Plus and Math 3 Plus are rigorous and accelerated mathematics courses that include all of the Pre-Calculus standards between them.  Students who are successful in both courses can enroll in AP Calculus the following year.

Placement criteria for Math 2 Plus normally includes a district placement assessment, though due to school closures, Math 1 and Compacted 8/Math 1 students will not be taking our district placement assessment this year.

Students who wish to be considered for the advanced math course next school year, Math 2 Plus, must have a submitted online recommendation form, www.tinyurl.com/Math2PlusRec, by May 28th. At this level, the recommendation form may be completed by parents, guardians, teachers, other site personnel, or by the student him/herself. 

Consideration for the accelerated course will include report card grades and previous Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment math scores.

For additional information, please read the Letter to Parents below.