NORTH COUNTY MATHEMATICS CONSORTIUM
Bayshore, Brisbane, Jefferson Elementary, Pacifica School Districts and Jefferson Union High School District
Placement Protocol Ninth grade Placement
Note: This placement protocol uses the available predictive data from seventh and eighth grade that has historically provided the best correlation to later success in mathematics. The placement process is based on the understanding that the Mathematics Course 1 through Course 3 sequence will put students on a college and career pathway and will offer them later avenues to such advanced courses as calculus.
1. Eighth grade students will need to have the following for initial placement into Course 2:
a) A seventh grade MARS score of at least 20*
b) An eighth grade MARS RAW score of at least 25
2. a) A seventh grade MARS score of 29
All other students will be placed in Mathematics Course 1 in ninth grade.
* A student not meeting or missing this measure may be placed based on teacher recommendation.