Dear 7th grade students (and families),
Now that it’s springtime, I get many questions concerning placement for next year. You can access the specific placement criteria for the 2023-2024 school year on the district’s website (mtps.org) under the “Curriculum” tab and “Placement Information” link. I strongly encourage you to review this information in detail, so you are familiar with the data that will be used to determine your placements for next year.
Placement involves several criteria – score on the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT), which is a standardized test that measures reasoning ability; Lexile score, which is a measure of reading comprehension; cumulative report card average as of the end of marking period 3; cumulative Common Assessment (CA) average as of the end of marking period 3; and End-of-Year (EOY) assessment score for math or Writing Task score for ELA. Again, the specific benchmarks for all of these criteria are listed in the file “Placement Criteria for Academic Year 2023-24” under the Placement Information link as mentioned above, so please review it carefully.
I wish you well as you begin to prepare for 8th grade. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment to see me.
All the best,
Ms. Riehl :)
If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at [email protected]