Updated: 6/5/19
ELA Placement Protocols for 6th grade
The following is the process for placing incoming 6th grade students in Honors English at South Pasadena Middle School. Using multiple measures, student achievement will be considered for placement in honors and in standard classes. Students will be given a composite score using the following multiple measures of achievement:
(1) 5th Grade ELA CAASPP Scores
(2) End of the Year ELA Benchmark
(3) Teacher Evaluation
Math Placement Protocols for 6th grade
SPMS ACCELERATED AND HONORS MATH PLACEMENT CRITERIA Students must meet 3 of the 4 below criteria for acceptance into 6th grade Accelerated Math or 6th Grade Honors Math: 

6th Grade Accelerated Math 

6th Grade Honors Math 

All 6th grade math classes are aligned to the California Standards for Mathematics. The accelerated math courses are courses in which students study compacted curriculum. In other words, students learn 1.5 years’ worth of math curriculum and standards in one school year. In the 6th grade and 7th grade accelerated courses, students learn 6th, 7th, and 8th grade standards in order to be enrolled in accelerated Math I, usually a freshman level high school course, as an 8th grade student. Students in the honors 6th grade math course learn grade level appropriate mathematics standards in greater depth.