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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:

9th Grade Math Placement

In eight grade, all SVMS students will  be assessed using a standards-based testing that measures students’ mastery of standards. Teachers will review year-long progress on assessments, grade point average in math courses, and class participation. This will help provide information for teachers as they provide recommendations for students’ placement going into high school mathematics. There are a variety of math classes students can enter into when they reach high school and you can see the math pathways here.


SV Middle School 8th graders will take the Math Readiness assessment in March.

Parents will receive notification of high school placement after results are processed and considered along with other data by May.

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.  This will be made available to all SVMS students in March.

Contact your students counselor for more information:

Measures Used to Determine 9th Grade Placement
  • MDTP High School Math Readiness 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

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.