• Placement Criteria

    Posted by Chris Denaro on 12/9/2016

    Requirements for Placement for 5th Grade to 6th Grade Math


    A student must meet the following grade requirement. If a student does not meet the test average listed below, we do not believe that the student will be successful at the honors level the following year.


    PERFORMANCE: The numerical average on unit test scores.

    1. To be considered for Honors: 92 test average or better for year.



    In addition to meeting the above minimum test average requirement, the student must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for Honors:


    1. FORMAL TESTING: A scaled score of -1, 0, or 1 will be given for the end-of-the-year test and the CML. A student needs to get a total of 1 to meet this requirement.

                                        End-of-the-Year Test               CML (Problem Solving)                      

                                       n > 88 =       1                                    18 - 30 = 1

                                      80 – 87 =       0                                    15 - 17 = 0

                                      n < 79   =     -1                                   < 15     = -1


    1. STUDENT ATTRIBUTE RUBRICS: Our belief is that every child can learn. However, we have found certain characteristics to be common among those students who have met with success in our honors program. Although few students will have all characteristics, we believe that all students should demonstrate 3 of these 4 categories.


    1. Rate of Learning/Retention


    1. Can the student pick up the concept after the first lesson?


    1. Does the student retain the skills and concepts learned, or do they need to be re-taught each year?


    1. Personal Involvement in Learning


    1. Is the student involved in Math League?


    1. Does the student seek out extra help/clarification as needed?


    1. Is the student an active participant in class? Are they able to take an idea to the next step?


    1. Independent Learning Style


    1. Does the student exhibit personally successful study skills? This may include: reading comprehension strategies, test preparation, note taking and organizational skills.


    1. Is the student willing to work at, or stick with a difficult new concept?


    1. Cooperative Learning


    1. Does the student exhibit active listening when working with a group?


    1. Is the student able to work positively with a wide variety of students?


    1. Is the student able to communicate his/her ideas such that others understand them?


    1. Is the student able to play a variety of roles within a group?
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