Math Placement Test

Link to the 2022 math placement exam

Who should take the test:

  • All new students registering for math,
  • All students who wish to skip a level in math, 
  • All returning students who did not satisfy the academic requirements in a previous SchoolNova math class,
  • All returning students didn't take math before or didn't take it in the last year.

Why do we need a placement test:

The test helps us place these students at the correct math level. 

Note that SchoolNova's levels do NOT correspond to the grade the student attends at the regular school. Usually, new students are placed on a level or two below their grade number. 

During the last 18 years, we have developed an 11-year curriculum in mathematics, which is much more challenging and far-reaching than regular schools' math. The curriculum for each math level builds on the material given in the previous levels. During the math placement test, we mainly check the knowledge of some essential topics rather than math abilities.

What is the Math Placement Test, and how will it be administered?

• The placement test is not a pass-fail test, and your performance does not exclude you from admission to SchoolNova. 

• The test results will be used to place students at the level appropriate to their level of preparation. 

• The test is NOT a multiple–choice examination 

• SchoolNova math teachers will administer the test 1 - 2 weeks before the beginning of the semester

  • All new students MUST be registered on the website to participate in the test, with a paid registration fee.
  • All students will get an email with an invitation to the test and the schedule for each level. 
  • The placement test results will be sent to each student by email a few days before the beginning of the school year. 
  • All new students are placed in the classes on a "first come, first served" basis. We do placement based on the day and time of your registration. 
  • Students, who need the placement test, cannot be accepted into SchoolNova's math program if they miss the exam. Unfortunately, we cannot make exceptions to this rule. Therefore, if you cannot attend the exam on the set date, please email us well in advance to work out another test date.

How long does the placement exam take to complete?

There is no strict time limitation. However, completing each placement test shouldn't take more than one hour.

How to prepare for the test:

An overview and some sample items relating to the Placement test can be found below. 

List of topics and sample tests

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