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2019 Plan for Exceptional Placement Testing


This year we will be offering two testing dates with an third to be added if there is a need.

Wednesday, June 19               4:00 pm – 6:00 pm                  IMS library

Wednesday, June 26               2:00 pm – 4:00 pm                  IMS library



  1. We’ve created a google doc to use to sign up for testing, the link is in the communication below and is linked here link
  2. We’ll provide the testing results and a way to communicate to families the scores (student list and scores, letter)
  3. Communicate testing information to 5th grade students and families-below is a sample communication schools to include in their e-news, the district website has also been updated
  4. Middle schools will still have access to the exceptional placement test in order to test new students and for other placement purposes.


Exceptional Placement Math Test for Incoming 6th grade students.

Exceptional Placement provides an additional acceleration option for students who are ready to skip CC 7/8 and begin middle school in CC 8/Algebra 1. Interested students must demonstrate sufficient mastery of CC 7/8 concepts and skills on a district-administered assessment. The exceptional placement assessment will be offered to interested students on Wednesday, June 19 from 4:00-6:00 OR Wednesday, June 26 from 2:00-4:00 at the Issaquah Middle School Library.

*Since CC6 math is taught in the 5th grade MERLIN program, 5th grade MERLIN students will take the CC 7/8 Math Mastery Assessment test in their classrooms each spring.

To register to take the Exceptional Placement assessment please complete the sign up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScMtYzRkyNU2rTip-OQT4xEdrGsdTgwYledJk2_p3322xSa0Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

 by June 7.

Once a student has qualified for Exceptional Placement, parents make the final determination of whether or not to accept that placement. Further information will be provided to families of students who qualify for Exceptional Placement to help inform this decision. More information can be found at http://www.issaquah.wednet.edu/academics/core/math/middle/mathEP or you may contact Susan Ford at fords@issaquah.wednet.edu or 425-837-7051