## Placement Tests

**To be clear about how to use these placement tests, here is an example**: If a student successfully completes 2A, they should start with 2B material. If a student successfully completes 2A and 2B, they should start with 3A.

**Suggested time for taking tests**: These tests are not supposed to be timed. Allow at least an hour for each test.

**The placement test is not the only factor in deciding where to place students.** Educators should not base their placements solely on scores but should consider how students worked the problems and where they had trouble. For example, a student might do computation correctly but struggle with word problems. Educators can look at textbook tables of contents and go over parts of a corresponding chapter from previous levels to help students with specific topics. These tests were not designed to be exit tests.

**Placement for Dimensions Math 6-8**: If your student has completed any Grade 5 program, start with Dimensions Math 6. If your student has finished any Grade 6 program, with solid understanding, start with Dimensions Math 7. However, if your student struggled with a Grade 6 program, start with Dimensions Math 6. Together, Dimensions Math 7 and 8 constitute a solid pre-algebra and algebra 1 program, with some geometry and other topics. If your student has done a pre-algebra program, review the Scope and Sequence for Dimensions Math 7. If there are any topics they did not cover in their pre-algebra program, or if they struggled at all, consider starting with Dimensions Math 7 to cover those topics, even if you don’t need to cover all the topics; they are not repeated in Dimensions Math 8. Otherwise, start with Dimensions Math 8.