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Assessment 2017-18

Middle School Mathematics Pathways 



2017-18 Math Placement/Assessments for current Math 1 students


Evidence:  To qualify for placement into Math 2 as a 9th grade student; one must earn a C or higher in current Math 1 class during the 2016-17 school year. All math 1 students will still be required to take the following assessments...


  • District Math 1 End-of-Year Assessment
  • NWEA MAP Spring Assessment
  • 2016-17 (CAASPP)


Date: Administered in Math 1 Class May 1st to June 7th

Or May 31st from 1:30 to 3:30 pm (on chromebooks) for all AJHS students to challenge the Math 1 End of Year Assessment *

* Students currently enrolled in Math 8 must meet the following criteria to challenge the Math 1 End-of-Year Assessment


Location: AJHS Gymnasium


2017-18 Math Placement for current Math 8 students


Evidence: All 8th grade students currently enrolled in Math 8 will be automatically enrolled in Math 1 during their 9th grade year (2017-18) at Aptos High School. All Math 8 students will still be required to take the following assessments


  • District grade 8 End-of-Year Assessment
  • NWEA MAP Spring Assessment
  • 2016-17 (CAASPP)



2017-18 Placement into Math Accelerated 7 Class for all current 6th grade students enrolled in PVUSD Feeder Schools


Evidence: Student achievement data must meet 2 of the 3 data points listed here

  • Student scores Advanced on the district Grade 6 End-of-Year Assessment
  • 6th grade CAASPP Mathematics score of Standard Exceeded
  • NWEA MAP Spring score is above the 90th normative percentile for grade 6


Date: May 1st to June 9th

Location: Current schools attended with PVUSD


2017-18 Accelerated Core Placement Assessment

To qualify to register for Accelerated Core ELA/SS as a 7th grader during the 2017-18 school year at AJHS.


Test: Accelerated Core Placement Assessment

Date: April 25th 2017 @ 3:30pm

Date: May 3rd @ 2:15

Location:  AJHS Gym


The exam will take approximately 1hr.


Due to a number of constraints, these are the only dates available for this assessment. There will be no other assessment times scheduled. 

The results of this exam, along with other criteria, will be used to place students into the Accelerated 7th Grade Language Arts Core. Please be sure to bring two pencils. 


Feeder School Placement Criteria/Evidence

  • 6th grade teacher recommendation
  • Reading above grade level (STARR)
  • CAASPP data from 5th grade
  • NWEA MAP Spring Scores is above the 90th normative percentile
  • Writing Placement Test