Parent PageSHMS Mathematics Department Re-Test Policy and Procedures1.) If a student scores 74% or below on a Chapter Test, that student may take a re-test.2.) The re-test will be scheduled 1 week after the test is handed back to all students.3.) The best grade a student can receive on a re-test is a 75%. (For example, if a student who takes the re-test scores a 94%, the portal will reflect a 75%)4.) This policy is only in effect for Chapter Tests (quizzes are not included).
Challenge By Choice AssessmentsHere at SHMS, we offer three levels of assessments - Black Diamond, Blue and Green (for those of you who like to ski, you may recognize the names).
- The Black Diamond Assessments are administered to our Enriched and Accelerated classes - they contain less skill/content problems but more novel-application problems. They are designed to assess deeper understanding of the content; not only the "how to" but the "why".
- The Blue Assessments are considered on-grade level assessments and are administered to our Math 6 classes. They contain a balance of appropriate skill/content based questions and novel-application problems.
- The Green Assessments are designed for our students with learning differences, but cover the same content as a Blue Assessment; they may contain more scaffolding to help the student along while they demonstrate their knowledge.
Any student in Math 6 may take a Black Diamond Assessment without risk. What that means is if they are not happy with their score/performance on the test, the can re-take the Blue Assessment and receive up to a 100%. This is not considered a re-test (as per the re-test policy outlined above).SHMS Mathematics Department Placement Policy and ProceduresUse the link below to view the Placement Criteria for Math 6 students:Please keep the criteria in mind as we progress throughout the year. We will discuss academic goals and monitor criteria as we move through each marking period!