Middle School Math Testing Out

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

    It is important to know that testing out is NOT a test of math aptitude or potential. It is a test of current deep math knowledge of the course and content.  Testing out indicates mastery and readiness for the next level of instruction. Content for the course tested will NOT be addressed in the subsequent course.  Sample questions can be found on the following documents. We encourage exploration of this material prior to deciding about readiness to test out. 

    Testing out for students who are current AAPS students will be on both April 2nd and April 8th, 2024.  

    • Registration for all 3 tests will close on March 22, 2024, at 3:00 pm.  No registrations will be accepted after that time.
    • Students who were enrolled in AAPS during the 2023-20234 school year are not eligible for testing in August 2024.

    NEW Testing Format Plan for Math 6 and Math 7 tests:

    The tests will be divided into 2 equally weighted parts.  The first part will consist of auto-scored questions (primarily multiple choice, with some mixed question types). 

    A score of 80% or higher is required to advance to the second portion of the test, which is primarily hand-scored items.  An overall passing score of 90% is required to test out and move to the next course.

    Math Testing Out for both Math 6 and Math 7:

    Families of students who meet the following criteria will receive an email with a registration link from the coordinator of testing, msmathtesting@aaps.k12.mi.us during the week of March 11th. 

    For current students in 5th grade:

    The registration link will be sent directly, via email, to families for those students meeting 3 or 4 of the following criteria. 

      • NWEA test scores in the 90th percentile or higher on both of the last two tests (fall and winter)
      • Previous M-Step scores 4 (advanced proficient) on the last assessment (grade 4)
      • A 3rd data point for all students (excluding AA Open) includes a math report card score of 4 for 90% or greater of the total number of standards during term 1.
      • A 3rd data point for AA Open students of a math report card of S for 90% or greater of the total number of standards assessed on the term 1 report card

    Students must currently be enrolled in Math 6 to attempt testing out of Math 7:

    A registration link will be sent via email to all students’ families directly when students meet the following criteria.

      • NWEA test scores in the 90th percentile or higher on both of the last two tests
      • Previous M-Step scores 4 (advanced proficient) on the last assessment
      • 3rd data point for all students (excluding AA Open):  Math report card scores of A or B in the first two quarters of 6th grade
      • 3rd data point for AA Open students:  Math report card standards are assessed at S for 90% or greater of the total number of standards assessed on the T1 report card
      • 3rd data point for Scarlett:  T1 grades of A or B

    Math Testing Out for Algebra 1AC:

    Students must currently be enrolled in Math 7 to attempt testing out of Algebra 1AC.  Students who have been successful in testing in the past meet the following criteria:

    • NWEA test scores in the 90th percentile or higher on both of the last two tests
    • Previous M-Step scores 4 (advanced proficient) on the last assessment
    • 3rd data point for all students (excluding AA Open):  Math report card scores of A or B in the first two-quarters of Math 7
    • 3rd data point for AA Open students: Math report card standards are assessed at S for 90% or greater of the total number of standards assessed on the T1 report card
    • 3rd data point for Scarlett:  T1 grades of A or B 

    Families of students who register to test but do not meet that criteria will be contacted to discuss the testing option.

    Registration will open on Mar 11, 2024 for registration for the test.  The link will be found here at that time.

    NEW Testing Format Plan for Algebra 1AC:

    The tests will be divided into 2 equally weighted parts.  The first portion will be auto-scored with primarily multiple-choice, and mixed question types.

    A score of 54% or better will be required for a student to take the second half of the test.  The second half of the test will be primarily hand-scored items.  An overall 77% passing score is required to move to the next course, to comply with State of Michigan legislation for testing out of a high-school credit course.

    Questions?

    Registration for students who will be new to AAPS for the Fall of 2024 will begin in August 2024.