Extended Mathematics Placement Criteria
For Rising 6th Grade Students
Teacher Recommendation Rubric
Categories for Student Work Characteristics:
- Habits of Mind
- Perseveres through challenging situations
- Demonstrates a positive attitude toward learning
- Connects understanding of previously learned and new content
- Independently transfers understanding of previously learned and new concepts to real world situations
- Synthesizes multiple concepts from across contents
- Critical Thinking
- Applies multiple strategies over time which demonstrates flexible thinking
- Analyzes his/her work and makes revisions as necessary
- Reasoning and Proof
- Demonstrates the ability to make sense of mathematics
- Able to defend his/her work with viable arguments
- Communication with Mathematical Representation
- Clearly articulates his/her ideas orally and in writing
- Evaluates ideas of others
- Exhibits thinking in multiple ways
5th Grade Teachers complete recommendation rubrics for all rising 6th graders. There are 4-levels for each category: Rarely (1), Occasionally (2), Usually (3), and Consistently (4).
If you have questions regarding the placement process, please contact the Mathematics Specialist at your child's school.
- Habits of Mind
Timeline: 5th Grade Year
Spring - NWEA MAP Growth Assessment and 5th Grade SOL are given.
- Teacher Recommendation Rubric is completed by each 5th-grade teacher.
Questions about the process can be directed to your child’s 5th-grade teacher or the Mathematics Specialist at the Elementary School.
Mid May - Elementary schools review data to make initial recommendations.
Late May - Middle schools review the information provided by the elementary schools and make the final recommendation for student placement.
Early June - Notification letters are mailed home by the middle schools.
Questions about mathematics placement should be directed to your child's designated middle school.
Secondary Mathematics Coordinator
Phone: (540) 658-6701
Elementary Mathematics Coordinator
Phone: (540) 658-6674