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Math Placement - Cary Academy

CARY ACADEMY | MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

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MATH PLACEMENT INFORMATION

SEVENTH GRADE MATH PLACEMENT CRITERIA:

Seventh grade math placement is determined at the end of sixth grade by the sixth grade math teachers and the head of the middle

school math department. Thoughtful deliberation is used in making placement decisions in an effort to ensure that each student has

a successful math experience in the Middle School. All students placed in Math 7, Transitional Math 7 or Algebra I (7th Grade) will

have the opportunity to take advanced courses in the Upper School.

STUDENTS ENROLLED IN MATH 6 WILL MOVE TO EITHER MATH 7 OR TRANSITIONAL MATH 7 BASED ON THE

FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

• Overall in-class assessment average {83 (B) or above is required for Transitional Math}

• Teacher observation over the course of a year of a student's abilities relative to that of her/his peers

• Amount of additional assistance received from the sixth grade teacher and/or an outside tutor

• A student's demonstrated cognitive development in abstract thinking and generalizing

• ERB scores on the quantitative ability and mathematics sections

• The impact a particular math placement might have on a student's ability to experience an overall successful seventh grade year

given the academic demands of the seventh grade curriculum and the additional time demands of seventh grade extracurricular

activities

STUDENTS ENROLLED IN TRANSITIONAL MATH 6 WILL MOVE TO ALGEBRA I (7TH GRADE) BASED ON THE FOLLOWING

CRITERIA:

• Overall in-class assessment average of 83 (B) or above

• Teacher observation over the course of a year of a student's abilities relative to that of her/his peers

• Amount of additional assistance received from the sixth grade teacher and/or an outside tutor

• A student's demonstrated cognitive development in abstract thinking and generalizing

• ERB scores on the quantitative ability and mathematics sections.

• The impact a particular math placement might have on a student's ability to experience an overall successful seventh grade year

given the academic demands of the seventh grade curriculum and the additional time demands of seventh grade extracurricular

activities

EIGHTH GRADE MATH PLACEMENT CRITERIA:

Eighth grade math placement is determined at the end of seventh grade by the seventh grade math teachers and the head of the

middle school math department. Thoughtful deliberation is used in making placement decisions in an effort to ensure that each

student has a successful math experience in the Middle School.

STUDENTS ENROLLED IN MATH 7 WILL MOVE TO TRANSITIONAL MATH 8.

STUDENTS ENROLLED IN TRANSITIONAL MATH 7 WILL MOVE TO ALGEBRA I (8TH GRADE) BASED ON THE FOLLOWING

CRITERIA:

• Overall in-class assessment average of 83 (B) or above

• Teacher observation over the course of a year of a student's abilities relative to that of her/his peers

• Amount of additional assistance received from the seventh grade teacher and/or an outside tutor

• A student's demonstrated cognitive development in abstract thinking and generalizing.

• ERB scores on the quantitative ability and mathematics sections

• The impact the math placement might have on a student's ability to experience an overall successful eighth grade year given the

academic demands of the eighth grade curriculum and the additional time demands of eighth grade extracurricular activities


ALGEBRA I (7TH GRADE) STUDENTS WILL MOVE TO GEOMETRY (8TH GRADE) BASED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

• Overall in-class assessment average of 83 (B) or above

• Teacher observation over the course of a year of a student's abilities relative to that of her/his peers

• Amount of additional assistance received from the seventh grade teacher and/or an outside tutor

• A student's demonstrated cognitive development in abstract thinking and generalizing.

• ERB scores on the quantitative ability and mathematics sections

• The impact the math placement might have on a student's ability to experience an overall successful eighth grade year given the

academic demands of the eighth grade curriculum and the additional time demands of eighth grade extracurricular activities

NINTH GRADE MATH PLACEMENT CRITERIA

Ninth grade math placement is determined at the end of eighth grade by the eighth grade math teachers and the head of the middle

school math department. Thoughtful deliberation is used in making placement decisions in an effort to ensure that each student has

a successful math experience in the Middle School.

STUDENTS ENROLLED IN TRANSITIONAL MATH 8 WILL MOVE TO ALGEBRA I (9TH GRADE).

STUDENTS ENROLLED IN ALGEBRA I (8TH GRADE) WILL MOVE TO GEOMETRY AND STUDENTS IN GEOMETRY (8TH

GRADE) WILL MOVE TO ALGEBRA II BASED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

• Overall in-class assessment average of 83 (B) or above

• Teacher observation over the course of a year of a student's abilities relative to that of her/his peers

• A student's demonstrated cognitive development in abstract thinking and generalizing

• Amount of additional assistance received from the eighth grade teacher and/or an outside tutor

• The impact a particular math placement might have on a student's ability to experience an overall successful ninth grade year

given the academic demands of the ninth grade curriculum and the additional time demands of ninth grade extracurricular activities

A RECOMMENDATION FOR AN HONORS COURSE IN THE NINTH GRADE HAS THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

• Overall in-class assessment average of 90 (A-) or above

• Teacher observation over the course of a year of a student's abilities relative to that of her/his peers

• Amount of additional assistance received from the eighth grade teacher and/or an outside tutor

• A student's demonstrated cognitive development in abstract thinking and generalizing

• The impact a particular math placement might have on a student's ability to experience an overall successful ninth grade year

given the academic demands of the ninth grade curriculum and the additional time demands of ninth grade extracurricular activities

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