Math Placement

9th Grade Mathematics Placement Protocol

Data considerations for 9th grade math placement:

  • Student/Parent Choice
  • SBAC scores
  • Grades
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Challenge test
8th Grade Placement Incoming 9th Grade Placement
8th Grade Math Mathematics I
8th Grade Math w/ Support Mathematics I
Mathematics I (C or better) Mathematics II
Mathematics I (C or better and challenge test) Mathematics II+
Mathematics I (D or F) Mathematics I

(*Math placement for all 9th graders will be checked within the first 30 days of school to ensure proper and appropriate placement.)

Board Policy 6152.1
Senate Bill 350 (Chapter 508, Statutes of 2015), known as the California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015, was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on October 5, 2015, and took effect on January 1, 2016.
Link to Board Policy

Appeal Process
Per Board Policy 6152.1, within 10 school days of an initial placement decision or a placement decision upon reevaluation, a student and his/her parent/guardian who disagree with the placement of the student may appeal the decision to the Superintendent or designee. The Superintendent or designee shall decide whether or not to overrule the placement determination within 10 school days of receiving the appeal.

Opportunities for Acceleration through Compaction

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