Academics

Math Enrollment

2020-2021 Math Enrollment

Math Placement is not based on program affiliation, but rather is based on the course the student most recently completed.  In rare circumstances and when students meet certain criteria, students may advance beyond their next course in sequence.  WMS Math Enrollment Policy is in alignment with district policy and procedure and ensures students have mastery of critical standards in each math course.  The following table outlines WMS' Enrollment Policy.

Student Grouping

Detailed Student Grouping

Enrollment

If Appealing Enrollment

In Order to Test Into

Incoming 6th graders

Any

Next Course in Sequence

n/a

n/a

Incoming 6th graders

Went to Thurgood, earned 2650 on 2019 SBA and were enrolled in a 7th grade math course

Next Course in Sequence: 8th grade math

8th Grade Math Standards Assessment

Algebra I

Incoming 6th graders

Earned a Level 4 on 2019 SBA, but were not enrolled in a 7th grade math course.

Next Course in Sequence: 6th grade math

6th Grade Math Standards Assessment

If hit cut score, 7th Grade Math Standards Assessment.

If hit cut score, 8th Grade Math Standards Assessment

 

If student earned a 2650 or higher, they will automatically advance to the 8th Grade Standards Assessment.

7thor 8th grade math or Algebra I

Incoming 6th graders

Did not take 2019 SBA. Earned an A in previous math course (proof on report card).

Next Course in Sequence: 6th grade math

6th Grade Math Standards Assessment

If hit cut score, 7th Grade Math Standards Assessment.

If hit cut score, 8th Grade Math Standards Assessment

7thor 8th grade math or Algebra I

Incoming 7th or 8th grade students (Did not attend WMS in 18-19)

Did 6th or 7th grade math at another school in 18-19

Next Course in Sequence

Next Course in Sequence Standards Assessment(s).

*Highest possible placement is Algebra 1

8th Grade Math OR

Algebra I

Current WMS student advancing to 7th or 8th grade

SBA Level 4 in current grade-level

 

Next Course in Sequence

If next course in sequences is 7th Grade, 7th Grade Math Standards Assessment.

If next course in sequences is 8th Grade, 8th Grade Math Standards Assessment.

*Highest possible placement is Algebra 1

8th Grade Math OR

Algebra I

* Please note, SPS middle school are not permitted to accept high school credits or courses from any non-SPS school as of 5/15/19. See SPS School Board Policy 2024 and Superintendent Procedure 2024SP. Students who have already been enrolled in classes outside of WMS that meet OSPI’s approved provider list must provide proof of their enrollment in the course prior to 5/15 and proof of completion of the course by 6/30. If the course is two-part (i.e. Algebra 1A, Algebra 1B), both parts must be completed by 6/30. If an in-person course was registered and paid for prior to 5/15 but does end prior to 6/30, the course will be permitted only if completed and passed by August 10, 2021. In this case, official transcript must be submitted to the WMS main office or registrar ( ksbeckwith@seattleschools.org) no later than August 18, 2021.