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9th Grade Math Placement

Senate Bill 359 requires school districts to develop, establish, and implement fair, objective and transparent mathematics placement policies that consider multiple objective measures as the basis for placement and permit multiple checkpoints to assess placement accuracy and student progress, especially at the start of the academic year.


SV Middle School 8th graders will take the Math 1 or Math 2 Placement exam in the Spring.

Parents will receive notification of high school placement after results are processed.

Parents may request a meeting with staff to discuss placement and provide additional information for consideration.

math academy

Students interested in taking our most rigorous math pathway, the Math Academy, must complete the application process.  Contact your students counselor for more information:

Measures Used to Determine 9th Grade Placement
  • Math 1 or Math 2 Placement examination
    • administered in spring of 8th grade yr.
  • 8th grade math CAASPP scores
    • state standardized assessment
  • 8th grade math course and grade
  • Local benchmark assessments
  • 8th grade teacher recommendation
New to the District?

Incoming 9th grade students new to the district will be provided an opportunity to take the Placement exam and provide additional information. 

For enrollment matters contact our Registrar:


SVHS uses multiple objective measures in determining math placement to ensure that students are not held back on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, or socio-economic background.