Math Appeals Process

Formal Appeal Process for Mathematics Placement

To initiate the appeal process students and/or their families need to complete the online form indicating their wish to appeal the placement decision and the reason for the appeal. This form is embedded at bottom of this page.

The Assistant Principal and the Mathematics Learning Area Leader implements the formal appeal process.

  • A self assessment will be presented to the student after the written appeal has been submitted. The self-assessment is designed for the student to self-reflect on his or her long term goals related to mathematics, drive to persevere in challenging tasks, and readiness for the requested placement.
  • An appeals committee comprised of a building administrator, mathematics learning area leader, math teacher, and a school counselor will convene. The committee will review the written appeal, the academic history of the student, student’s self-assessment, and the assessment scores for the NWEA, Orleans Hanna, End of Year Assessment, and NH SAS; and the final course grade.
  • After review of this material the committee will determine whether:
    • The student be afforded the opportunity to reassess on one or more of the placement exams.
      • Reassessments will take place in late August at CMS in the Library.
      • Students will have one opportunity per each exam to meet the criteria.
    • The appeal be denied.
  • Students not meeting the criteria after a reassessment or who have been denied their appeal will remain in their course placement.
  • Decisions concerning appeals will also be rendered, via email, during the month of June following discussion of the Appeals Committee.

All Appeals must be submitted by June 1st.