Middle School Math Testing Out
Registration for Spring 2019 testing is now closed.
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.
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.
Students must register online to take the tests, families may register students directly when the registration window opens. Families may also complete a paper registration and deliver it to their current school building, so that an office professional may register their student.
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.
Students who will be new to the Ann Arbor Public Schools for the 2019-2020 school year will be tested during the first week of school, in September 2019.
Testing will occur between April 29 and May 10 in the student’s current elementary school, or middle school the week of May 13, during regular school hours. Each school will notify its families about its specific test date.
Scores will be sent to families beginning on May 22nd, 2019.
For questions, please contact the middle school advanced mathematics testing coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org