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Welcome to the SMFCSD Math page! 

Read on to find out information about our Math Programs, processes and placement for the Middle School Math Pathways. 

 

Important Information for Students Entering 6th Grade in 2018-2019 This is an exciting year as your child finishes their elementary career and prepares for middle school. Please read information below about our Middle School Math Pathways.  This letter was also sent home to all current 5th Grade students the week of 12/11/17.  

Middle School Math Pathway FAQ 

Middle School Math Pathway FAQ in Spanish

 

Information about Compacted Math Test Scores (updated April 13, 2018)  

Current 5th grade students for 6th grade Compacted Math Placement

  • Assessments have been scored and results have been emailed to families.  For families that do not have an email address, letters will be mailed home the week of April 16, 2018.  If you did not receive your results, please email Brianne Bishop at bbishop@smfcsd.net.
  • Students who initially qualified will automatically be placed in the compacted pathway in the middle school where they are registered, unless the family denies placement.     
  • Students who did not initially qualify may go through the appeal process.  To begin this process, please fill out the link that was included in your placement letter.  Families have 10 school days (not calendar days) to submit the appeal once they receive the student's placement letter.  If you are unable to access your link, please email Brianne Bishop at bbishop@smfcsd.net.
  • Once all appeals have been submitted, your elementary school will contact you to set up a meeting to review your child assessment data.  Please give your child's school 1-2 weeks after we return from Spring Break to set up this initial meeting.  
  • More information about the appeals process is located in your child's placement letter.  

 

Current 6th grade students who opted into the Bridge Study Guide and Assessment for 7th grade Compacted Math Placement

  • Assessments have been scored and results have been emailed to families.   If you did not receive your results, please email Brianne Bishop at bbishop@smfcsd.net.
  • Students who initially qualified will automatically be placed in the compacted pathway in their current middle school, unless the family denies placement.     
  • Students who did not initially qualify may go through the appeal process.  To begin this process, please fill out the link that was included in your placement letter.  Families have 10 school days (not calendar days) to submit the appeal once they receive the student's placement letter.  If you are unable to access your link, please email Brianne Bishop at bbishop@smfcsd.net.
  • Once all appeals have been submitted, your middle school will contact you to set up a meeting to review your child's assessment data.  Please give your child's school 1-2 weeks after we return from Spring Break to set up this initial meeting.  
  • More information about the appeals process is located in your child's placement letter.  

 

Students New to District

  • Students who were assessed in February received their results via email.
  • Students who were assessed in March will receive their results the week of April 16th.
  • Please email Brianne Bishop at bbishop@smfcsd.net  if you have not received your results by the end of April.

 

Additional Information for Families New to SMFCSD How do I have my child tested for the Middle School Math Pathways if I am new to the district?

First, welcome to the San Mateo-Foster City School District!  For new students entering 6th grade, please be sure to enroll your child at their neighborhood school (even if you are applying for a transfer). Families that have enrolled will be contacted with information about our testing dates. 

 

Looking for more information about the SMFCSD Math Pathways for your middle school student? Check out our SMFCSD Math Pathways document and video below.

TK-8 Math Pathways and Process   

Math Pathways and Process Video

Math Pathways and Process Video - Spanish

 

Interested in the latest research on Mathematics Education? Check out current articles right here.

The Universal Language by Corrie Jacobs

 

Did you know SMFCSD has a Board Policy for placement in mathematics for Middle School? Read it right here.

SMFCSD Board Policy Placement in Mathematics Courses

 

Getting Ready for High School Mathematics? Visit the SMUHSD Math webpage for more information on their programs.

San Mateo-Union High School District Math Webpage

Information about 9th grade Placement 

SMUHSD Updated Math Placement Criteria