Elk Grove Unified School District added a new 9th Grade Math Placement policy in response to the California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015, which requires local educational agencies that serve grade nine students to adopt and implement a fair, objective, and transparent mathematics placement protocol so that subjective or discriminatory considerations do not factor into placement decisions.
As part of state and board policy requirements, the district’s school counselors reevaluated student math course placements within the first month of the 2016-17 school year to assess our efforts in appropriate course placements and to allow for any misplaced students to be promptly placed in an appropriate math course.
We are happy to report that 99.7% of 9th grade students are in standard placements, higher level math courses, or otherwise appropriate courses aligned to student IEPs (Individual Educational Plans).
Of the district’s 4,940 9th grade students for the 2016-17 school year:
- 4,906 (99.3%) are enrolled in a standard or appropriate math course.
- 17 (0.3 % ) are enrolled in a higher level math course than a standard placement.
- 17 (0.3%) are enrolled in a lower level math course than a standard placement.
- 13 were placed in a lower level math course due to student or parent request (1 Asian student, 1 Filipino student, 3 Hispanic students, 5 White students, 3 students of two or more races, and 2 students were socioeconomically disadvantaged).
- 4 were placed in a lower level math course due to teacher advisement. (1 African American student, 1 Filipino student and, 2 White students).
- All ethnicities have at least 99% of students in standard or higher math placements.
- 99.9% (of 1,598) EL students are in standard or higher math placements.
- 100% ( of 26) foster youth students are in standard or higher math placements.
- 100% ( of 21) homeless students are in standard or higher math placements.
- 99.9% (of 2,744) of socioeconomically disadvantaged students are in standard or higher math placements.
- 100% ( of 453) of students with disabilities are in standard, appropriate, or higher math placements.