Singapore Math® curriculum is published in semester sets. Two sets comprise one year of study.
Students who switch to Primary Mathematics from another curriculum may not have the necessary background to begin at the level corresponding with their grade level without review from earlier levels. We suggest that you use these placement tests to decide where to place students new to Primary Mathematics, or to get an idea of which concepts may have to be reviewed from an earlier level.
Here is a guideline for interpreting placement test results:
These tests cover the material for the level indicated on the tests. Therefore, each test is really an exit test for the level, and can be used to see what types of problems are given in the curriculum.
An overall score of 80% and above on a test is a good indicator that the student has the skills to go on to the next level. However, if a student consistently misses problems from the same topic, you should consider starting at the tested level regardless of the overall score.
Suggested time for taking tests: These tests are not supposed to be timed. Allow about an hour for the tests at the primary level, and several hours for the test at the secondary level.
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