** (Placement for Math 5/4 - Pre-Algebra)**

**1. Parents, Read this first:**

- If the last math course your student took was by Saxon Math, see this article: Placement for Saxon Math students.

- A parent or teacher should supervise the test.

- Time Limit: This is a three-page test. Allow the student one hour for each page.

- Do not give the entire test in one sitting. You may want to complete the test on three separate days. On day 1 take page 1, day 2 take page 2, etc. If that is not possible, allow several hours between each page.

- Allow the student to work until he/she cannot answer 3 or more questions in a row.

- No calculator and no help from a parent or teacher.

- The student should show all work on a separate piece of paper.

**2. Print the Test: Placement Test for 4-8th Grades **

**3. Use the Answer Key at the end of the Placement Test to grade it.**

**4. Placement Guide:**

**Sixteen or more correct from QUESTIONS 41-60 AND 16 or more correct from QUESTIONS 21-40:**

- Take Shormann Pre-Algebra

**Sixteen or more correct from QUESTIONS 21-40 and 16 or more correct from QUESTIONS 1-20:**

- Take DIVE + Saxon 7/6, Fourth Edition

**Sixteen or more correct from QUESTIONS**** 1–20**:

- Take DIVE + Saxon 6/5, Third Edition

**Fifteen or fewer correct from QUESTIONS 1-20:**

- If your student is a struggling or reluctant math student in fourth grade, consider Saxon 3 or go slowly through DIVE + Saxon 5/4, Third Edition

- If your student is an average to accelerated fourth grade math student: Begin DIVE + Saxon 5/4, Third Edition

- If your student is in Third grade or lower: Take the PLACEMENT TEST for K-3

- Below average fourth grader: Consider Saxon Math 3 or go very slowly through DIVE + Saxon 5/4, Third Edition

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