Academics  |  Math Acceleration


Secondary Math Test-Out

Middle and High School students may waive a mathematics course requirement by testing out of a particular course. The requirements for testing out can be found under "Test-Out Guidelines".  
 

Middle School and High School Math Test-Out will take place at the Troy High School Gym on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 9:00am-11:00am.

ATTENTION:

  • Submissions will be accepted via PowerSchool Secondary Math Test-out Form between March 11 – April 14, 2024.
  • Families will receive a confirmation message with all testing details via email the week of April 19, 2024. In PowerSchool an icon will appear that marks the form as completed. No action is required on your part once the form has been submitted.
  • (the registration form will open on March 11, 2024)

Secondary Math Test Out: Follow These Steps to Sign Up

  • Log into PowerSchool with the button below  (web version only)
  • Click the Icon Forms from the Left Menu in PowerSchool, then
  • Open the form Waiving a Math Course through Testing Out (the registration form will open on March 11, 2024)

Math Test-Out Resources

Elementary Advanced Grade Placement

Current 5th Grade Students

Families that feel their student's math goals may be best met in Math 7 may enroll in an optional exam.  The Math 6 test-out exam will cover all the Math 6 content and math practice standards.  Students who demonstrate mastery of Math 6 are enrolled in Math 7.  Students will have the opportunity to take this optional assessment in late May at their buildings and will receive feedback, in terms of standards mastered.  This assessment will also be offered in August before the start of middle school.  

 

Math 6 Test Out: Follow These Steps to Sign Up

  • Log into PowerSchool with the button below  (web version only)
  • Click the Icon Forms from the Left Menu in PowerSchool, then
  • Open the form 2024 Spring Math 6 Test-Out Registration (Opens on March 14, 2024 / Closes May 12, 2024)
 

Current 4th Grade Students

Elementary test out is considered for all fourth grade students. Students may qualify for optional Grade 5 math test-out based on all of the following requirements:

  • Meet 95% qualifying score on the Spring Grade 4 TSD Math Benchmark Assessment (In the past, scores as high as 100% have been required to be eligible to take the Grade 5 AGP test-out exam)  
  • The Grade 5 AGP test-out exam information and date will be sent to students who exceed the Spring Grade 4 TSD Math Benchmark Assessment.
  • Grade 5 AGP test-out exam will be administered during the school day in late May.
  • This two part exam includes questions that cover grade 5 Michigan State Standards for math.  Part 1 is multiple choice, and Part 2 consists of problem solving questions where student must show and explain their work. 
  • Students must earn > 90% on Part 1 and Part 2 of the Grade 5 AGP exam for the opportunity to take the Grade 6 mathematics at their home middle school as a fifth grade student.

Algebra Readiness Assessment

The Algebra Readiness Assessment is designed to provide information about students’ mastery of Math 6 and Math 7 content, as well as students’ ability to extend their learning to a few ideas developed in Math 8. This information is provided as another data point to consider when choosing your student’s next math course. In the spring, Math 7 students take this exam in their classroom. Your student’s results will be posted in PowerSchool in May.
 
If you and your student are looking for resources to review the standards addressed on the Algebra Readiness assessment, please see the chart below. Additionally, students may enroll in the summer school TSD Honors Algebra 1 Prep Course through Troy Continuing Ed. Visit their website or click here to access course and registration information.

First page of the PDF file: Current_and_proposed_Middle_School_Math_Sequence_Infographic_Updated 03.01.24

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