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Math Placement

Math placement letters for current 6th and 7th graders will be mailed home with your child’s report card in the second week of summer.  Placement is based solely on the criteria below which was sent earlier this year.  There will be no exceptions or appeals for a change in placement. 

Placement Criteria:

Seventh Grade

  • Math 2 – successful completion of Math 1
  • Hyper-Compacted Math 2 & 3
    • Recommended to Math 2/3:
      • Math 1, grades “A-” or better in both semesters
      • Math 1, grades “A-” or better in one semester in Math 1 AND an “A-” or better on end-of-course summative assessment
    • Recommended to Math 2, but will allow Math 2/3 with parent and student opt in
      • “Exceeds Standards” level on SBAC in 5th grade
      • "Exceeds Standards" level on SBAC in 6th grade
      • Opt in letter will be included with placement letter and will need to be returned to MBMS for placement in Math 2/3

Eighth Grade:

  • Math 3 – successful completion of Math 2
  • Algebra 1
    • Pre-Algebra 2, grades of “B-” or above in both semesters
    • Pre-Algebra 2, grades of “B-” in one semester AND “B-” or better on end-of-course summative assessment.