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CUSD MATH PROGRAMS  TEXTBOOK PUBLISHER WEBSITES
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN "MATH EXPRESSIONS" THINK CENTRAL  GRADES K5 
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN "GO MATH"  MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSES: MATH 6, MATH 7, MATH 7 ACCELERATED, AND MATH 8 
PEARSON ALGEBRA 1GEOMETRYALGEBRA 2  MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL COURSES: ALGEBRA 1 AND GEOMETRY HIGH SCHOOL COURSE: ALGEBRA 2 
KHAN ACADEMY MATH VIDEOS FOR STUDENTS
MATH COURSE PLACEMENT CRITERIA FOR THE 201617 SCHOOL YEAR (updated 9/22/17)
GRADE 7 MATH PLACEMENT CRITERIA FOR CURRENT (201718 SCHOOL YEAR) GRADE 6 STUDENTS
Current Grade 6 students enrolled in Math 6 who want to qualify to enroll in Math 7 Accelerated in Grade 7 must…
Current Grade 6 students enrolled in Math 7 Accelerated who want to qualify to enroll in Algebra 1 in Grade 7 must… 
UPDATED 9/22/17

GRADE 8 MATH PLACEMENT CRITERIA FOR CURRENT (201718 SCHOOL YEAR) GRADE 7 STUDENTS
Current Grade 7 students enrolled in Math 7 who want to qualify to enroll in Algebra 1 in Grade 8 must… Current Grade 7 students enrolled in Math 7 Accelerated who want to qualify to enroll in Algebra 1 in Grade 8 must… Current Grade 7 students enrolled in Algebra 1 who want to qualify to enroll in Geometry in Grade 8 must… 
UPDATED 9/22/17

GRADE 9 MATH PLACEMENT CRITERIA FOR CURRENT (201718 SCHOOL YEAR) GRADE 8 STUDENTS
All current Grade 8 students enrolled in Math 8 will be enrolled in Algebra 1 in Grade 9. Current Grade 8 students enrolled in Geometry who want to qualify to enroll in Honors Algebra 2/Trig in Grade 9 must… 
UPDATED 9/22/17

INFO REGARDING MATH 7 ACC PLACEMENT TEST FOR INCOMING GRADE 6 STUDENTS (updated 9/22/17)
This year’s Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test will be administered in all Grade 5 classrooms to current CUSD students on Thursday, May 3, 2018. The Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test consists of forty multiple choice questions and three “Explain Your Reasoning” questions. All test questions are directly aligned to one or more of the Grade 6 Common Core math standards; a small number of questions addressing addition and subtraction of fractions are also included. Students will have 45 minutes to answer the forty multiple choice questions, then 15 minutes to answer the three “Explain Your Reasoning” questions.
Approximately onefourth of the 40 multiple choice questions will be NonTraditional Selected Response (NTSR) questions for which there will be multiple correct answers for each of these types of questions. The number of correct answers to be chosen for each NTSR question will be explained in the directions. All correct answers must be chosen by the student for an NTSR question to be marked correct; no partial credit will be given for these types of questions.
To qualify to enroll in Math 7 Accelerated in Grade 6, students must score EITHER (1) 80% or higher on the multiple choice section of the test OR (2) 70% or higher on the multiple choice section of the test AND 70% or higher on the "Explain Your Reasoning" section of the test.
Students/Parents will be notified of a student's Grade 6 math course placement via email during the week of July 26, 2018.
All Grade 5 students who do not pass the Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test on May 3 or 4 will be placed in Math 6 to start the 201819 school year, however, a parent may sign up their child to be given a retake opportunity. All retake tests will be administered on either July 26 or July 31 at the Capistrano USD office, 33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano. Students who pass the retake opportunity will be transferred to Math 7 Accelerated prior to the start of the school year.
A previouslyadministered Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test is available for download by clicking:
Sample "Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test"
This year's Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test will have completely different questions aligned to the Common Core Grade 6 Math Standards, along with a few questions addressing addition and subtraction of fractions, which are taught in Grade 5, so student performance on this sample test will not necessarily correlate to performance on this year's placement assessment.
MATH PLACEMENT INFO FOR STUDENTS TRANSFERRING INTO CAPISTRANO USD IN FALL 2018 (updated 9/22/17)
 201819 Math Course Placement Info for Students New to Capistrano USD (updated 9/22/17)
 201819 Math Course Placement Criteria for Students New to Capistrano USD (updated 9/22/17)
 201819 Math Course Placement Testing Schedule for Students New to Capistrano USD (updated 9/22/17)
If after reviewing the placement documents above, a parent has determined that his/her child needs to be tested for math course placement purposes for the 201819 school year, he/she will need to register for math course placement testing. A link to the math course placement registration form will be available in this section of the CUSD math webpage starting on Monday, January 8, 2018.
Dave Chamberlain
Capistrano Unified School District
Secondary Math Curriculum Specialist
Email: djchamberlain@capousd.org
Phone: 9492349265
201617 ENDOFCOURSE FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDES (updated 5/18/17)
The 201617 Capistrano USD endofcourse final exam study guides are now available for middle school students currently enrolled in one of the following math courses: Math 6, Math 7, Math 7 Accelerated, Math 8, Algebra 1, and Geometry.
These study guides may also be used by students transferring into the Capistrano USD who want to test into an accelerated math course, including Math 7 Accelerated or Algebra 1 for current Grade 6 students, Algebra 1 or Geometry for current Grade 7 students, and Geometry or Honors Algebra 2/Trig for current Grade 8 students.
 201617 Math 6 EndofCourse Final Exam Study Guide
(updated 4/18/17)
Students taking the Math 6 EndofCourse Final Exam will not be allowed to use a calculator.
 201617 Math 7 EndofCourse Final Exam Study Guide
(updated 4/18/17)
Students taking the Math 7 Endof Course Final Exam may use a basic, 4function calculator (not scientific).
 201617 Algebra 1 Placement Test Study Guide (for Math 7 students who qualify to take this test)
(updated 4/18/17)
Students taking the Algebra 1 Placement Test will not be allowed to use a calculator.
 201617 Math 7 Accelerated EndofCourse Final Exam Study Guide
(updated 4/18/17)
Students taking the Math 7 Accelerated EndofCourse Final Exam may use a basic, 4function calculator (not scientific).
 201617 Math 8 EndofCourse Final Exam Study Guide
(updated 4/18/17)
Students taking the Math 8 EndofCourse Final Exam may use a basic, 4function calculator (not scientific).
 201617 Algebra 1 EndofCourse Final Exam Study Guide
(updated 4/28/17)
Students taking the Algebra 1 Endof Course Final Exam may use a scientific calculator.
 201617 Geometry EndofCourse Final Exam Study Guide
(updated 4/18/17)
Students taking the Geometry EndofCourse Final Exam may use a scientific calculator.
COMMON CORE MATH STANDARDS INFO
CONTACT INFO
For more information about the Capistrano Unified School District’s Mathematics Program, contact:
Dave Chamberlain at 9492349265 or via email at djchamberlain@capousd.org.