Rising 8th Grade Math Placement Information
Rising eighth graders who are taking Math 7 or Math 7 Plus as a 7th grader have several math options available to them including the following:
This course is the grade-level math course. It covers one year of content.
This course can be taken by eighth grade students who took Math 7 or Math 7 Plus in the previous school year.
NC Math 1 (HS Credit)
This course is an accelerated math course that offers the last half of the eighth grade standards along with all standards associated with the first high school credit course.
This course is open to those students who have already completed Math 7 Plus.
Rising eighth graders who are taking NC Math 1 as a seventh grader will move into NC Math 2 in eighth grade. Students who desire a stronger mathematics foundation prior to moving into Math 2 should consult with their counselor on possible options.
To be placed in NC Math 1 (HS Credit), a student needs to have the following:
- EVAAS Probability of scoring a Level IV on the NC Math 1 End-of-Course (EOC) Test: 70% or higher, and
- Score of Level IV or higher on the Math EOG
- Note: Because the EVAAS score provides a probability based on past testing history, we know that this may not account for a student who has shown great growth within the last year of learning. Therefore, if a student scored a Level IV or higher on their most recent EOG and has an overall grade of C or better in Math 7 Plus, they too qualify for NC Math 1.
If a student does not have an EOG score or an EVAAS probability score, the placement in Math 8 or NC Math 1 (HS Credit) should be made by the school based on available data.
To be placed in NC Math 2 (HS Credit), a student needs to have completed and passed NC Math 1 (HS Credit).
- Parents requesting a higher or lower placement can submit a waiver to their school principal.
- Placement will be reviewed again once end-of-year data (EOG grades for the current year, classmarks for the current year) are available.
- Skipping of content is not permitted except through the Single Subject Acceleration (SSA). A waiver may not be submitted to skip content.
- Students enrolling in NC Math 1 (HS Credit) are not permitted to withdraw from the course after the 20th day of class due to state policy. There are also subject to take the End-of-Course (EOC) test that will count as 20% of the overall course grade.
- Each school will determine if NC Math 2 will be taught with face-to-face instruction or taught virtually through the North Carolina Virtual Public School. Please consult your school counselor or administrator for more information.