Intermediate Math Courses
Grade Mathematics - Grade Mathematics includes all of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) designated for 5th grade during the students 5th grade year and 6th mathematics standards during the students 6th grade year.
- Compacted Mathematics is a comprehensive two-year intermediate school program. In 5th grade, Compacted mathematics covers all 5th and ½ of 6th grade objectives. In 6th grade, Compacted mathematics covers the remainder of the 6th grade objectives and all of the 7th grade objectives.
- Accelerated Mathematics is a comprehensive two-year intermediate school program. In 5th grade, Accelerated mathematics covers all 5th and 6th grade objectives. In 6th grade, Accelerated mathematics covers all of 7th and 8th grade objectives.
Intermediate Compacted and Accelerated Math Placement
Procedures and Resources
As advanced math programs, students are expected to maintain at least an 80 average and demonstrate a higher-level of success on STAAR.
Student progress will be evaluated in both 5th and 6th grade. The following are expectations to stay in the Advanced Math Program:
Students are expected to have an overall average of 80% or higher for the first grading period. If they do not, then a committee decision will be made whether the student will need to drop down a level.
At the end of the first semester, students are expected to have an overall average of 80% or higher. If they do not, then a committee decision will be made whether the student will need to drop down level.
At the end of 5th grade, students are expected to have an overall average of 80% or higher. Students who do not meet this expectation may be moved down a level.
Important Things to Know:
6th Grade Accelerated Math students will need a TI-84+ graphing calculator.
Regular communication is sent via email from your child’s math teacher. This is an excellent way to know exactly how your child is doing in their class.
If your child is in danger of falling below an 80, it is important that they make arrangements to attend tutoring.
5th Grade Math Placements are made by CISD’s Pre-K - 6th Grade Math Coordinator using the student’s 4th Grade CoGAT/ITBS scores. If you do not agree with your child’s placement, you may file an appeal within the appeal window.
There are no formal Math Placements made for 6th grade. If you would like a change of placement for 6th grade, you will need to contact your child’s current math teacher and it will be a campus decision.
If at any time you would like your child to move down a level, please contact your child’s counselor.
Sixth grade students will take the IAAT (Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test) to provide an additional data point in measuring algebra readiness.
- Math Placement Testing
- Student Data Matrix for 5th Grade Math Placement
- 5th Grade Math Removal Form
Secondary Mathematics Course FlowChart
Middle School Math Course Information/Forms