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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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

Action Item – Valerie, Did our school do the test in May and if so what were our results by class? If we didn’t do the testing last year, could the first year C2 kids (the ones who would have taken the test in May) take a test (like the practice one listed above) soon? We can use feedback from those results to further strengthen and refine the C1 program.

I look forward to seeing our current C1 second year kids take this national standard assessment exam in May 2010. It will help us see that our children are meeting/exceeding the French standards. And positive results will help our school market and promote its educational strength of the school! Florence has a printed power point presentation with the school’s French math curriculum. We’re all welcome to take a look at this.

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Following up on the recent discussion, I’ve attached three tests from Los Angeles County that measure how well children are meeting the California math standards. And, the actual standards are included below that.

**I’m still looking for the** **French math standards** and any assessment tests. Please help if you can.

These tests (.pdfs) are approximately 20 pages each with big type that you can print and try.

C1 First Year / First GradeC1 First Year/Grade 1 Math Assessment (Los Angeles)

Note, in order to complete page 6, the full addition/subtraction table should be memorized. 42 problems in 2 minutes gives students just 2.8 seconds per question.

C1 Second Year / Grade 2

C1 Second Year / Grade Two Math Assessment (Los Angeles)

C2 / Third Grade

C2 / Grade Three Math Assessment (Los Angeles)

Includes one page with 80 multiplication questions to complete in 3 minutes: 2.25 seconds each.

**Practice / Help**

For more tests and practice problems for the Grades 1 through 8 California Standards.

The list California education standards are here, and the math standard is below:

California Math Standard (Kindergarten – 12th Grade).

It’s important to remember that the California standards are a baseline.

In order to be admitted to a top American university, “advanced” students will be distinguishing themselves participating in math competitions, such as this one for first graders: **Grade 1 Math Challenge**.

Try it! It raises the bar a bit in terms of mathematical challenge, but to succeed, the child needs to find and focus on the important information quickly. Many American entrance exams and placement tests are deliberately written in this style.

If you have any questions, please write in the comments below or email me directly:

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