The following information is for students and families who are interested in math acceleration testing in order to test out of their current grade level math. The Advanced Learning (AL) Department provides Summer testing for middle school grades 6-8, and high school Algebra and Geometry courses. High school credit will not be given to a student who passes an acceleration test and are recommended to accelerate through the AL Department. All students will still need to take 3 years/credits of math in high school, regardless of grade acceleration.    

The Summer 2019 testing will take place August 23rd at Hamilton Middle School at 9:00 am in the school’s library. Testing will take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours. Please bring sharpened pencils and a scientific calculator.

In order to be eligible to take the Summer testing you must submit a “Body of Evidence” which aligns with the grade level that you choose to test in. Students can self study, have support from tutors, use an online course, etc. Evidence can be in the form of a notebook that is kept with organized work from self studying or tutors or an online report from work done online. Regardless of how your evidence is submitted, the strength of this evidence will be based on the following 3 criteria:

  1. Alignment to the Common Core Standards (Click here for grade level standards)

  2. Evidence of Mastery (Click her for the Depth of Knowledge Document)

  3. Recent and consistency of the work (date and organize your work)

Recommended, free, online study options aligned with Common Core include:  

Once this evidence is submitted for review, we can determine whether testing is appropriate. You must submit your evidence* by August 5th, 2019 to the Advanced Learning Department’s Executive Assistant, Ann Rezutek.

Please submit evidence to:

Ann Rezutek
C/O Advanced Learning Department
545 West Dayton Street
Room 209
Madison, WI 53703

*NOTE: You do not have to submit all evidence by August 5th, but you do need to submit evidence that shows your commitment to the work (at least 50% of the grade level work should be submitted). The rest of your evidence must be brought to testing, if you haven’t submitted all by August 5th. Electronic evidence can be e-mailed to amrezutek@madison.k12.wi.us

An Advanced Learning Specialist Team will review the work during the week of August 12th and you will be notified by August 16th if you are eligible to take the exam. You will be notified through email (please submit your preferred email address along with your evidence).

In order to be accelerated, students will need to obtain an 80% or higher on the above grade level assessment.