**PLACEMENT!**

Placement TestsThese placement tests include directions on how to use and score them. USE OF CALCULATORS STRONGLY DISCOURAGED! (Includes Alg 1, Alg2, Advanced Math, and Calculus) If you're having trouble with the upper grades placement, try one of these: | Level of DifficultySome curricula is written in units. Students learn all about triangles and then don't see problems about triangles for the rest of the year. Saxon is a spiraling curriculum. Students will be introduced to many different concepts each week and they will be revisited for weeks and will often increase in difficulty. This is so that each concept is introduced, practiced, and then tested. In about the first quarter of the book the lessons of every text are remind and review of what the student has learned so far. By the middle of the second quarter lessons should be getting more challenging and it may seem that they move really fast. By the 4th quarter students should feel challenged and may struggle with a few concepts. This is the way Saxon works its magic. Too Easy - Your child can read and understand the directions and perform the problems with 80% accuracy without help. Wait a bit and see how long that happens before you think about jumping them into the next text. Perhaps pull some tests from further along in the book to see how they perform. You don't want them to move so fast that they end up with gaps of unlearned skills or information.Just Right - Your child can read and understand the directions and perform the problems with 80% accuracy with some help on some topics. They may have questions regarding some skills and need clarification. Too Hard - Your child has difficulty understanding many of the directions and performs below 70% on tests. Your child needs your help with nearly every problem. |