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Math Placement Criteria

Criteria for 9th Grade Students

The California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015 (Senate Bill 359) requires school districts to develop, establish, and implement fair, objective and transparent mathematics placement policies for 9th-grade students that consider multiple objective measures as the basis for placement. These measures include California statewide assessments and grades and permit multiple checkpoints to assess placement accuracy, especially at the start of the academic year. Further, this bill will require that mathematics placement policies provide clear recourse for students and parents who may question individual placement decisions.