**The placement test is administered online during** **the first two weeks of September. Who should take the test:**

- Every new student registering for math
- Every student who wishes to skip a level in math,
- Every student who did not satisfy the academic requirements in a previous SchoolNova math class.

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.

New students MUST be registered on the website, with a paid registration fee, to participate in the test.

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.

• 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 into the level appropriate to their level of preparation.

• The test is NOT a multiple–choice examination

• The test will be administered and proctored by SchoolNova math teachers about two weeks before the beginning of the semester

• If a student wants to skip a level in math, they must take a placement test. Please, leave your request in the Comment box.

- 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.

There is no strict time limitation. However, on average, each placement test takes about one hour to complete.

An overview and some sample items relating to the Placement test can be found below. In addition, the placement test results will be sent to each student by email approximately within a week after you complete your exam.

- Levels k - 1: list of topics, sample interview for Levels 0-1
- Levels 2 - 4: sample test for levels 2-4
- Levels 5 - 7: list of topics and sample test
- Levels 8 - 10: list of topics, sample test for Math 8, sample test for Math 9.

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