Math Placement Test

The math placement test is for all new students registering for math, students who wish to skip a level in math, and students who did not satisfy the academic requirements in a previous SchoolNova math class. The test, which is given in the first 1-2 weeks of September, helps us place these students into the right math level.

Note that our levels do NOT correspond to regular schools' grades. Usually, new students are enrolled into a class 1 or 2 levels below their grade number. During the last 13 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.

Students MUST be registered on the website, with a paid registration fee, in order to participate in the test. Unfortunately, students who need the placement test cannot be accepted into SchoolNova's math program if they miss the exam in September. We cannot make exceptions to this rule. If you are absolutely unable to attend the exam on the set date, please email us well in advance in order to work out another test date.

What is the Math Placement Test and how it will 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 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 2 weeks prior the beginning of the semester
• The test is organized into four groups:

Levels 0 and 1 – interview
Levels 2, 3 and 4 – one test for 3 levels
Levels 5, 6 and 7 – one test for 3 levels
Levels 8, 9 and 10 – one test for 3 levels

During the Math Placement Test, the student will be given one of these four examinations based on his/her grade level. If the student finds the given exam very easy, he/she should request the exam for the next three levels instead. Conversely, if the student finds the given exam very challenging, he/she should request the next lowest exam. For example, if a student is given the Level 5, 6, and 7 exam and is completely unfamiliar with the material or unable to answer the questions, this means that the Levels 2, 3, and 4 exam should be administered instead.

How long does the placement exam take to complete?

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

How to prepare for the test:

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

The results of the placement test will be sent to each student by e-mail approximately within a week after you complete your exam.

List of topics and sample tests

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