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Performance Based Middle School Program

MS Placement Criteria into Accelerated Courses

 

Placement into MS Accelerated Courses for the 2018-19 School Year for students who are not GATE identified

 

Middle school academic advisors facilitate accelerated course placement at the school site level.  Academic Advisors will have accelerated course placement criteria by early May 2018. Middle schools will also post the criteria on their websites by mid-May. A waiver system will not be available for entrance into the accelerated courses. Students must meet the criteria set by middle school administration for entrance into the accelerated ELA and social science courses.

 

2018-2019 Middle School Placement Guidelines

The following are the placement guidelines for Accelerated English and Social Science classes at the middle school level for 2018-19. The 9th grade English placement criteria is provided as a reference.

 

2018-19 Placement Guidelines

6th Grade

All GATE students are automatically placed. Additional students will be placed into Accelerated Classes if they meet the requirement noted below for 5th grade:

 

1) Smarter Balanced Scaled Score of 2687

 

7th Grade

All GATE students are automatically placed. Additional students will be placed into Accelerated Classes if they meet both of the requirements noted below from 6th grade:

 

1) Smarter Balanced Scaled Score of 2711 or higher

2) 3.5 GPA in English 6 Acc or 4.0 GPA in English 6

 

8th Grade

All GATE students are automatically placed. Additional students will be placed into Accelerated Classes if they meet both of the requirements noted below from 7th grade:

 

1) Smarter Balanced Scaled Score of 2733 or higher

2) 3.5 GPA in English 7 Acc or 4.0 GPA in English 7

 

9th Grade

GATE Identification is not considered when placing students into classes at the high school level. The Honors English I placement guidelines are:

 

1) 3.5 GPA in English 8 Acc or

2) 4.0 GPA in English 8