• Math Acceleration Timeline for decision making regarding the 2019-2020 school year

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    Date Activity
    March 12, 2019
    Math Acceleration Parent Information Session
    JEH Board Room; 7-8pm
    NOTE: this date was previously listed as March 8th
    April 2-5, 2019
    Grade 6: Math Qualifying Exam for Acceleration administered at school for students in Math 6
    (specific dates determined by school)
    April 15-18, 2019 Grade 5: Math Qualifying Exam for Acceleration administered at school
    (specific dates determined by school) Note: a prior version of this website had 5th graders taking the exams April 2-5.
    April and May 2019
    MAP testing window
    (specific dates determined by school)
    D65 Department of Research, Accountability, and Data assembles MAP scores and exam data to determine which students are eligible for possible math acceleration
     May 22, 2019 

    Grades 5-6: Initial Math placement letters e-mailed to parents that will include instructions for registering for optional re- test.

    Grades K-4: Principals, teachers, and District 65 STEM Team will review student performance data. For those students who qualify for Math Qualifying Exam for Acceleration, parents will be notified.

    NOTE: these actions were previously listed as taking place May 14th.

    May 28, 2019 (Tuesday)

    - or -

    June 1, 2019 (Saturday)


    Grades 5-6: OPTIONAL Re-test offered at King Arts School, 2424 Lake St.

    (either MAP or Placement Qualifying Exam)

    Tuesday arrival 4:00pm. Test at 4:15pm. Test approximately 90 min.

    Saturday arrival 9:00am. Test at 9:30am. Test approximately 90 min.

    Re-test registration instructions will be included in the Initial Math Placement letter.

    Note: No re-testing for K-4 students.

    NOTE: these dates were previously listed as takingplace May 18 or 21.

    May 22 - 31, 2019 

    Eligible students K-4: Math Qualifying Exam for Acceleration will be arranged individually at the student's school within this timeframe, during the school day.

    NOTE: this testing of students K-4 was previously listed as taking place May 18 or 21 at King.

    June 5, 2019 
    Grades K-6: All placement decisions finalized and mailed to parents 
    Note: a prior version of this website had this date as June 3rd.

    Aug 20, 2019 - MAP
    Tuesday; 12:30pm

    King Arts School; 

    2424 Lake Street



    August 21, 2019 - Placement Exam
    Wednesday; 12:30pm

    Joseph E Hill Education Center (JEH)

    1500 McDaniel Ave.

    Testing days for new District 65 students.

    Any student new to the district who is looking to take Algebra a year early (to take Algebra in 7th grade) must either provide a MAP score or take the MAP test. In addition, the student must also take the D65 Placement Exam.

    To register for these exams, please complete this form.


    Please plan on arriving 10 minutes early to the exam.


    On-site registration will NOT be available. You must have preregistered to take either exam.