Updated: 6/5/19
SPMS Math Placement Protocol
All incoming and currently enrolled students will take the Math placement exam each spring (or upon enrollment for students new to the district). The following multiple criteria will be used to determine course Math placement for each school year:
SPMS ACCELERATED AND HONORS MATH PLACEMENT CRITERIA
Students must meet 3 of the 4 below criteria for acceptance into Accelerated Math or Honors Math:

6th Grade
Accelerated
Math

 Math Placement Exam: 90% or higher.
 5th Grade CAASPP Mathematics Scale Score in upper half of a 4.
 Teacher Recommendation of at least 13 (out of 15.)
 End of the Year Math Benchmark: 90% or higher.

6th Grade
Honors
Math

 Math Placement Exam: 85% or higher.
 5th Grade CAASPP Mathematics Achievement Level of 4.
 Teacher Recommendation of at least 11 (out of 15).
 End of the Year Math Benchmark: 85% or higher.

7th Grade
Accelerated
Math

 Math Placement Exam: 88% or higher.
 CAASPP Mathematics Scale Score in upper half of a 4 from prior year.
 Teacher Recommendation of at least 13 (out of 15).
 Minimum 4quarter average of 4.0 GPA in Honors Math.

7th Grade
Honors
Math

 Math Placement Exam: 75% or higher.
 CAASPP Mathematics Achievement Level of 4 from prior year.
 Teacher Recommendation of at least 11 (out of 15.)
 Minimum 4quarter average of 4.0 GPA in Standard Math.

8th Grade
Accelerated
Math

 Math Placement Exam: 88% or higher for Part I (7th Grade content) and 80% or higher for Part II (8th Grade content).
 CAASPP Mathematics Scale Score in upper half of a 4 from prior year.
 Teacher Recommendation of at least 13 (out of 15).
 Minimum 4quarter average of 4.0 GPA in Honors Math.

8th Grade
Honors
Math

 Math Placement Exam: 80% or higher for Part I.
 CAASPP Mathematics Achievement Level of 4 from prior year.
 Teacher Recommendation of at least 11 (out of 15.)
 Minimum 4quarter average of 4.0 GPA in Standard Math.
