Archive for October, 2009

Singapore Math Placement Tests

October 7, 2009

The term “Singapore Math”, as used in the U.S.A. and Canada generally refers to the Primary Mathematics series.  The Primary Mathematics Series was first published in 1982 and was the only series used in Singapore primary schools up till 2001.  Primary Mathematics was written by members of a project team put together by the Ministry of Education, Singapore.

From the site http://www.singaporemath.com/Placement_Test_s/86.htm

These tests cover the material for the level indicated on the tests. Therefore, each test is really an exit test for the level, and can be used to see what types of problems are given in the curriculum.

An overall score of 80% and above on a test is a good indicator that the student has the skills to go on to the next level.


Primary Math 1A
Primary Math 1B

Primary Math 2A
Primary Math 2B
Primary Math 3A
Primary Math 3B


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French Math Standards

October 1, 2009

The French Ministry of Education has a national standardized assessment test for CE1 (second year C1) and CM2 (first year C3) in both public and private schools.

Students are evaluated in French and mathematics in May and January (respectively). A practice test for CE1 can be found here: http://media.education.gouv.fr/file/evaluations/58/1/Acquis_eleve_CE1_117581.pdf

Press Release about the CE1 results from the May 2009 testing: http://www.education.gouv.fr/cid28720/evaluation-nationale-des-acquis-des-eleves-1-mai-2009.html

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