• What courses are leveled?

    Mathematics is leveled in grades 7 and 8.  Students who meet certain criteria may be placed in an Honors course.  The majority of students will be placed in regular Math 7 or Math 8.  Placement is evaluated every year.  Therefore, students can change levels from 7th to 8th grade.

     

    How are placements determined?

    A combination of the criteria below is used to determine a student's placement:

    • Grades
    • NJSLA scores
    • Student placement criteria rubrics
    • End-of-year assessments
    • Algebra readiness test (entering grade 7 only)

     

    Is my student prepared to be successful in an accelerated course?

    Students in accelerated courses...

    • Possess exceptional self-direction, initiative, and perseverance.
    • Are highly organized and possess excellent time-management skills.
    • Analyze, evaluate and synthesize more complex and in-depth concepts.
    • Are expected to complete more independent work at home.
    • Are expected to make sophisticated connections between concepts.
    • Are motivated to apply what they learn beyond the classroom.
    • Have a genuine interest in the subject and the work associated with it.
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