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6th to 7th Grade
Math Placement Criteria
San Ramon Valley Unified School District
6th Grade in 2016_2017
7th Grade in 2017_2018

Updated August 15, 2016

Middle School Math Pathways .

Each 6th grade common assessment carries equal weight in the computation of the placement average. district data indicates that students who maintain a high “A” on each of the eight individual 6th grade common assessments are more likely to be successful in the accelerated 7th grade math course. However. ● The 6th grade math common assessments topics are: ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ ❏ Integers and Absolute Value Decimals Fractions Ratios and Percents Rates Expressions Equations Functions and Inequalities .Placement Criteria 6th Grade Math to Accelerated 7th Grade Math ● Students with an “A” average on eight individual 6th grade common assessments will have an opportunity to enroll in the accelerated 7th grade math course.

. mathematically prepared. due to the fast pacing of this course.7th Grade Math Course Expectations COMMON CORE 7th GRADE MATH . learn new concepts on the first exposure. Students are expected to work at both a high level and. and demonstrate perseverance in solving complex problems. The topics addressed in this course are: ● ● ● ● ● ● ratios and proportional reasoning percents integers rational numbers expressions equations and inequalities ● ● ● ● ● ● geometric figures area and volume probability statistics performance tasks to develop higher order thinking skills development of the “8 mathematical practices” ACCELERATED COMMON CORE 7th GRADE MATH .CC7 Common core 7th grade math is the on grade level math course and prepares students to take future higher level math courses. the newly adopted SRVUSD homework policy does not apply to middle school accelerated math courses.ACC7 Accelerated common core 7th grade math is the first course of a two year accelerated math program. Students will not only learn the math standards but will continue to develop higher order thinking skills and build fluency around the common core’s 8 mathematical practices. Finally. Successful students in this course are self motivated. This fast paced course encompasses 100% of the 7th standards and 60% of the 8th grade standards.

.CC8 This course is for students who have completed common core 7th grade math. mathematically prepared. learn new concepts on the first exposure. Students are expected to work at both a high level and. and demonstrate perseverance in solving complex problems. Common core 8th grade math is the on grade level math course and prepares students to take future higher level math courses. Accelerated common core algebra 1 is the second course of a two year accelerated math program. The topics addressed in this course are: ● ● ● ● ● ● real numbers equations in one variable equations in two variables functions triangles and the pythagorean theorem transformations ● ● ● ● ● ● congruence and similarity volume and surface area scatter plots data analysis performance tasks to develop higher order thinking skills development of the “8 mathematical practices” ACCELERATED COMMON CORE ALGEBRA 1 . Finally. Student will not only learn the math standards but will continue to develop higher order thinking skills and build fluency around the common core’s 8 mathematical practices.AA1 This course is for students who have successfully completed accelerated common core 7th math. due to the fast pacing of this course. This fast paced course encompasses 100% of the high school algebra 1 standards and 40% of the 8th grade standards. the newly adopted SRVUSD homework policy does not apply to middle school accelerated math courses.8th Grade Math Course Expectations COMMON CORE 8th GRADE MATH . Successful students in this course are self motivated.

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frequently asked questions .FAQs -.

FAQ 1: Does SRVUSD still offer “advanced” middle school math courses? NO: With the adoption of the common core math standards there are no longer advanced math courses. .

Because of this content sequence. the accelerated courses are even more rigorous as they demand conceptual understanding and procedural fluency at a faster pace in order to cover three years of math in two years time. This is why an ACCELERATED math course cannot be compared to an ADVANCED math course offered in previous school years. the accelerated pathway must be a compaction of math courses where three years of math are covered in two years.FAQ 2: What’s the difference between an accelerated course and an advanced course? The common core math standards are a much more rigorous set of math standards and require both procedural fluency and a deeper conceptual understanding of math concepts. As such. the math standards are not repeated each year so students essentially have one chance each year to master each standard. . In addition.

60% of the 8th grade standards. . This content is taught in the ACCELERATED COMMON CORE 7th GRADE math course. The COMMON CORE 7th GRADE MATH course addresses 100% of the 7th grade standards and the related higher order thinking performance tasks. and the related higher order thinking performance tasks.FAQ 3: If my child is in COMMON CORE 7th GRADE MATH is there a way to take ACCELERATED COMMON CORE ALGEBRA 1? NO: The ACCELERATED COMMON CORE ALGEBRA 1 course requires students to have learned a 100% of the 7th grade standards.

. that offers another acceleration opportunity. The details of the summer program are posted in February of a given school year. accelerated algebra 2.FAQ 4: Is there an opportunity to accelerate in high school? YES: SRVUSD has implemented a summer advancement program where a student can take a math course outside SRVUSD once a student completes algebra 1 in a SRVUSD school. the high schools have a new course. Also.

. The math pathways are designed so all students have an opportunity to enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics during their 12th grade year.FAQ 5: If my child does not take an accelerated math course will they have a competitive university application? YES: When it’s time to apply to a university an on grade level math progression is part of a competitive university application.

geometry 11th grade -.honors pre-calculus OR advanced placement (AP) statistics .algebra 2 12th grade -.algebra 1 10th grade -.7th grade math 8th grade -.FAQ 6: If my child does not take an accelerated math course will they have access to an advanced placement math course in high school? YES: SRVUSD has designed the math pathways so a student taking on grade level math courses from 6th to 12th grade can enroll in advanced placement statistics. This pathway looks like: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● 6th grade -.8th grade math 9th grade -.6th grade math 7th grade -.