• Math Placement
     
    Given the unique characteristics of each grade level, math placement is determined in different ways for different grade levels.  
     
    7th grade placement and 8th grade placement procedures are described below.  
     
    In high school, placement is determined by a prerequisite course/grade combination.  Those prerequisites are available in the high school program of studies, as well as listed below.
     
    Attached is a chart of typical math pathways from grade 7 through 12 at River Dell.
     
     
    7th Grade
    Two Levels:
    • Math 7 
    • Advanced Math 7
    Placement is determined by examining two pieces of data:
    • Unit Test Average from 6th Grade Math Class
    • Score on River Dell Placement Test
    Students who achieve a 90% or higher on both of the elements above are placed in Advanced Math 7; otherwise, students are placed in Math 7.
     
     
    8th Grade
    Three levels:
    • Math 8
    • Advanced Math 8
    • Honors Algebra 1
    For placement into 8th grade math, we have found that placement is best determined by a student’s skills and knowledge. For this reason, we only use assessment grades to determine a student’s placement for 8th grade.  Upon calculating this average, the following placement is determined:
           For Current Advanced Math 7 Students
    • Advanced Math 7 students with an assessment average of 85 or above will be placed in Honors Algebra 1 for 8th grade.
    • Advanced Math 7 students with an assessment average below 85 will be placed in Advanced Math 8.
           For Current Math 7 Students
    • Math 7 students with an assessment average of 85 or above will be placed in Advanced Math 8.
    • Math 7 students with an assessment average below 85 will be placed in Math 8.
    Please see the attached for a full explanation of how to calculate a student's assessment average from the Parent Portal.
     
     
    High School Math Courses 
     
    High school math course placement is determined by a prerequisite course/grade combination.  Please see the High School Program of Studies Mathematics Section for more detail on each course.