Middle School Math Testing Out


    Middle School Math Testing Out

    The registration window for Fall 2018 testing out is now closed.   Testing was available only to students who are new to the Ann Arbor Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year.

    Testing for current sixth, seventh, and eighth-grade students was held in the middle school buildings, on September 7th.  

    Scores will be reported to families, via email, during the week of September 10.


    Testing out for all students for the 2019-2020 school year will be held in May, 2019.  Registration and further information will be available beginning April 1, 2019.


    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 are new to the school district and wish to test out of Math 6, Math 7, or Algebra I for the 2018-2019 school year will have the opportunity to take the middle school mathematics tests in September of 2018.  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 (be currently taking) Math 7 to register for this test.

    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 I. 


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