Middle School Math Testing Out

  • Registration for Spring 2020 testing will be open to students who currently attend the Ann Arbor Public Schools for the 2019-20 school year, in April of 2020.

     

    Acceleration at Middle School

    In the traditional middle school there are two pathways to accelerate in math. The first pathway offers the opportunity for students who completed Math 7 to enroll in accelerated Algebra in 8th grade based on teacher and parent recommendations and on prior math performance. No testing out exam is required.  The second pathway is by testing-out of current math courses. For example, a student entering sixth grade could test-out of Math 6 and enroll in Math 7, then take accelerated Algebra in 7th grade and Geometry AC in 8th grade.  A2Virtual+ Academy also offers online courses for mathematics.

    The tests will assess if students have mastered the State of Michigan math academic standards for grade 6, grade 7. or Grade 8 combined with Algebra 1.  The tests will not measure students’ aptitude levels to learn mathematical concepts, but rather their knowledge of Math 6, Math 7, or Math 8/Algebra 1AC content.  Students that demonstrate mastery of the concepts will be advanced to the next math course in the sequence.

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

    AAPS middle school students who wish to test out of Math 6, Math 7, or Algebra 1AC for the 2020-2021 school year will have the opportunity to take the middle school mathematics tests in May of 2020.  Specific dates of tests will be available later this spring.  The 8th-grade Algebra IAC course contains both the State of Michigan standards for 8th-grade mathematics and for Algebra I, so both sets of outcomes will be included in the test. Students must have completed Math 7 to register for this test.

    The 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.  The tests will not measure students’ aptitude levels to learn mathematical concepts, but rather their knowledge of the math content.  Students that demonstrate mastery of the concepts will be advanced to the next math course in the sequence.

     

     

    Want to know if your child is a good candidate for testing-out of a middle school math course?  Read the Student Criteria List

     

    Common Questions and Answers

     

    Have questions?  Check out the Q&A page.

     

    Want to learn what will be assessed on a test?  Select  Math 6 or Math 7 or Math 8/Algebra IAC. 

       

    For questions, please contact the middle school advanced mathematics testing  coordinator:  msmathtesting@a2schools.org