Middle School Math Testing Out

  • On this webpage, you will find information about testing out of AAPS middle school level math courses.  If you are looking for information about testing out of high school-level courses, please click here.  More information about middle school math can be found on the middle school math curriculum webpage.

     

    Testing out of Math 6, Math 7, or Algebra IAC  

    These tests will assess if students have mastered the State of Michigan math academic standards for grade 6, grade 7, or a combination of grade 8 and Algebra 1.  Students who demonstrate mastery of the concepts will be advanced to the next math course in the sequence.  

    The 8th-grade Algebra 1AC course contains both the State of Michigan standards for 8th-grade mathematics and for Algebra 1, so both sets of outcomes will be included in that test. Students must have completed Math 7 to register for the Algebra 1AC test.

     

    Candidates for Testing Out 

    Rising 5th graders who have historically been successful in testing out of a middle school math course have exhibited the following benchmarks:

    • Students are prepared to show proficiency on the Math 6 Standards.
    • NWEA test scores in the 75th percentile or higher on at least one of the last two tests
    • Previous M-Step scores of a 3 (proficient)  or 4 (advanced proficient) on the last assessment
    • Math report card standards assessed at 3 or 4 for 70% or greater of the total number of standards

     

    Rising 6th graders who have historically been successful in testing out of Math 7 have exhibited the following benchmarks:

    • Students are prepared to show proficiency on the Math 7  Standards.
    • Previous M-Step scores of a 3 (proficient) or 4 (advanced proficient) on the last assessment
    • As & Bs (demonstrated mastery) in Math 6 on report cards for the current school year
    • NWEA test scores  75th percentile or higher on at least one of the last two tests 
    • Two or fewer standards identified for intervention in Delta Math Screeners during the school year  **
    • A score of at least 70% on the district common assessment for Math 6. **

     

    Rising 7th graders have two pathways:

    Students who would like to accelerate and enroll in Algebra 1AC (instead of Grade 8 Math) 

    • Students are enrolled in this course based on prior math performance and teacher/parent recommendations
    • A testing out exam is not required

     OR

    Students can test out of Algebra 1AC. Students who have historically been successful in testing out of Algebra 1AC have exhibited the following benchmarks: 

    • Students are prepared to show proficiency on the Grade 8 Math/Algebra 1AC Standards
    • Previous NWEA test scores at 75th percentile  on at least one of the last two tests 
    • M-Step score of a 3 (proficient)  or 4 (advanced proficient) on the last assessment
    • As & Bs (demonstrated mastery) in Math 7 on report cards for the current school year
    • A score of at least 70% on the Math 7 district common assessment **
    • Two or fewer standards identified for intervention in Delta Math Screeners during the school year  **

    ** data point will not be used in 2021 due to the school closures

     

    Registration for fall 2021 is closed.

      

    Questions?