Mathematics Course Placement Protocols
For Pupils Entering Grades 9
Fall of 2016
The purpose of these protocols is to create a fair, objective, and transparent policy that serves pupils who are transitioning into mathematics courses in grades 9 at Centinela Valley Union High School District. Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, the District will implement the requirements of the California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015 to accurately evaluate and place pupils in appropriate mathematics courses. The District will take into consideration the following multiple objective academic measures of pupil performance for the appropriate grade level:
Grade 9 Placement - Integrated Math I or Geometry
Public Reporting of Pupil’s Mathematics Performance
Pursuant to Section 51224.7 of the Education code, site administration will report annually to the Superintendent or his/her designee on the aggregate pupil placement data, demonstrating that all pupils are appropriately and fairly placed in mathematics courses based upon the multiple objective performance measures listed above. This aggregate pupil placement data will be reported to the Board of Trustees annually.
Parent/Guardian and Pupil Recourse for Challenging Mathematics Placement
The District acknowledges the need to offer clear and timely resource for each pupil and his/her parent(s) or legal guardians(s) who question the pupil’s mathematics course placement. The District enumerates the following remedial steps to be taken within 10 days of pupil’s initial course placement or placement decision upon reevaluation:
Public Reporting of Mathematics Placement Policy
The District shall ensure that its mathematics placement policy is posted on its Internet website.
Inter-District Policy Consistency
This policy addresses the consistency between the high school mathematics course placements within the Centinela Valley Union High School District. All efforts are made to ensure consistency with other high school districts into which pupils from the Centinela Valley Union High School District might matriculate.