[BHS Etree] INCOMING FAMILIES: World Language and Math Placement

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Mon Feb 24 20:03:02 PST 2014

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*World Language and Math Placement*

_Berkeley High offers five world languages: _Spanish, French, Kiswahili, 
Mandarin and Latin.  New-to-BUSD students who wish to enroll in in a 
level other than beginning must take a placement test that will be 
offered Saturday, April 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

There is no language placement test for students who enroll in the 
beginning level of any of the five languages. Longfellow, King, and 
Willard students currently studying French or Spanish will be tested by 
their current teacher.

_*_Math placement _will be determined by teacher recommendation, grades 
in current math class, and a math placement test. A*ll incoming 
New-to-BUSD 9th grade students* must take a general placement test. 
These tests, along with an optional honors math level test, will be 
given in the BHS library at 3:00pm on Tuesday, April 8 and Monday, April 
14. There will be a make-up test date on Monday, April 21. *Current BUSD 
students *who are interested in enrolling in an honors math level have 
the option to take the honors test on April 15 at their school site

Content on the Math Placement Test: the Algebra content covered by the 
placement test is the California content standards for Algebra 1 which 
can be found online at: 

Finally, we are asking all current 8th grade math teachers to submit a 
placement recommendation for their students. BUSD students receive 
automatic recommendations. For New-to-BUSD students, we are requesting 
that teachers fill in a short online questionnaire, which can be found 
online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BHS2014, no later than April 
21, 2014.


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