CUSD Mathematics Program
Capistrano USD Math Program Textbooks (CUSD Login Credentials Required)
Houghton Mifflin "Math Expressions" Think Central  Grades K5 
Houghton Mifflin "Go Math"  Middle School Courses: Math 6, Math 7, Math 7 Accelerated, and Math 8 
Pearson Algebra 1GeometryAlgebra 2  Middle School and High School Courses: Algebra 1 and Geometry High School Course: Algebra 2 
Khan Academy Math Videos, Articles, And Exercises For Students (updated 8/15/19)
Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2
Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5
*Grade 6/Math 6 *Grade 7/Math 7 *Math 7 Accelerated *Grade 8/Math 8
*Algebra 1 *Geometry *Algebra 2
Trigonometry Precalculus
Official AP Calculus AB Practice Official AP Calculus BC Practice Official AP Statistics Practice
Official SAT Practice
* videos, articles, and exercises aligned to Capistrano USD list of Essential Math Concepts (EMCs)
Math Course Placement criteria For Fall 2020 Placements  Current Capistrano USD Grade 5 Students (Updated 5/18/20)
Due to recent changes in how current Capistrano Unified School District Grade 5 students qualify to enroll in Math 7 Accelerated in Grade 6, the math course placement criteria provided below is different than in past years.
Grade 6 Math Course Placement Criteria for Current (201920 School Year) Grade 5 Students
Math course placements for incoming Grade 6 students currently enrolled in a Capistrano USD elementary school will be based solely on the following criteria...
(1) Earn a scaled score of 518 or higher on the Winter 2020 Grade 5 iReady Math Assessment
OR
(2) Earn a scaled score of 2623 or higher (NOT 2629, as previously indicated) on the Spring 2019 Grade 4 Smarter Balanced Summative Mathematics Assessment
Incoming Grade 6 students who met one or both of the criteria above qualify to be placed in Math 7 Accelerated in Grade 6 in Fall 2020. Incoming Grade 6 students who did not meet either of the criteria above will be placed in Math 6 in Grade 6 in Fall 2020.
Given that the previouslyadministered "Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test" has been replaced by a combination of the iReady and the Smarter Balanced math assessments for Grade 6 math course placement purposes, no additional math course placement testing opportunities will be available for Fall 2020 math course placements.
NOTE: For Fall 2021 math course placements, a minimum scaled score on the Spring 2021 Grade 5 iReady Math Assessment OR the Spring 2021 Grade 5 Smarter Balanced Summative Mathematics Assessment will be used.
MATH COURSE PLACEMENT CRITERIA FOR FALL 2020 PLACEMENTS  CURRENT CAPISTRANO USD GRADE 6, 7, and 8 STUDENTS (UPDATED 5/4/20)
Due to the extension of distance learning through the end of the 201920 school year, the math course placement criteria provided below for current Capistrano USD Grade 6, 7, and 8 students has been adjusted. Math course grades earned in the first three quarters of the 201920 school year are used to calculate a student's math course grade point average (GPA) for Fall 2020 math course placement purposes. Quarter 3 ended on Friday, March 13, which was the last day prior to the beginning of distance learning. In some cases, math course placements for Fall 2020 include students' Spring 2019 Smarter Balanced Mathematics Assessment performance levels. Endofcourse final exams, if administered by a CUSD middle school math teacher at the end of the 201920 school year, will not be used for math course placement purposes.
Grade 7 Math Course Placement Criteria for Current (201920 School Year) Grade 6 Students Current Grade 6 students enrolled in Math 7 Accelerated who want to qualify to enroll in Algebra 1 in Grade 7 must… 

Grade 8 Math Course Placement Criteria for Current (201920 School Year) Grade 7 Students
Current Grade 7 students enrolled in Math 7 with a 3quarter 3.66 GPA or higher who want to qualify to enroll in Algebra 1 in Grade 8 who also receive a recommendation from their Math 7 teacher will have the opportunity to take the Math 7 Accelerated Final Exam in July or August 2020 at a designated Capistrano Unified School District testing site. Recommended students who earn a score of 75% or higher on the Math 7 Accelerated Final Exam will be enrolled in Algebra 1 in Grade 8. More specific details will be provided to students/parents by their Math 7 teacher during the week of May 1115. 

Grade 9 Math Course Placement Criteria for Current (201920 School Year) Grade 8 Students
All current Grade 8 students enrolled in Math 8 will be enrolled in Algebra 1 in Grade 9. 

Math Course Placement Info for Students Transferring Into Capistrano USD In Fall 2020 (updated 5/11/20)
Due to the Covid19 restrictions, previouslyscheduled math course placement testing during the months of May and June have been cancelled. Additional testing dates have been added during the month of July, and are shown within the math course placement testing registration form.
 202021 Math Course Placement Info for Students New to Capistrano USD (updated 5/9/20)
 202021 Math Course Placement Criteria for Students New to Capistrano USD (updated 5/9/20)
 202021 Math Course Placement Testing Schedule  (updated 5/11/20)
If after reviewing the placement documents above, a parent has determined that his/her child needs to be tested for math course placement purposes for the 202021 school year, he/she will need to register for math course placement testing.
Click HERE to register a child for math course placement testing.
If parents have any questions about the Capistrano USD math course placement process, please contact:
Dave Chamberlain
Capistrano Unified School District
Secondary Math Curriculum Specialist
Email: djchamberlain@capousd.org
Phone: 9492349265
201920 MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH COURSE ENDOFCourse FINAL Exam Study Guides Â for students taking a math course placement test in Summer 2020 (UPDATED 5/6/20)
The 201920 middle school math course endofcourse exam study guides are available below for middle school students currently enrolled in one of the following math courses: Math 6, Math 7, Math 7 Accelerated, Algebra 1, and Geometry.
NOTE: The study guides provided may be used to help prepare students who are scheduled to take a Capistrano Unified School District math course placement test in July, August, or September 2020 (pending appropriate health guidelines).
201920 Math 6 Endof Course Final Exam Exam  Study Guide for students enrolled in Math 6 who want to qualify to enroll in Math 7 Accelerated in Fall 2020 (updated on 5/6/20)
(no calculator is allowed on the 201920 Math 6 EndofCourse Final Exam)
201920 Math 7 Accelerated EndofCourse Final Exam  Study Guide for students enrolled in Math 7 (must meet specific criteria) or Math 7 Accelerated who want to enroll in Algebra 1 in Fall 2020 (updated on 5/6/20)
(a basic/4function calculator is allowed on the 201920 Math 7 Accelerated EndofCourse Final Exam)
201920 Algebra 1 EndofCourse Final Exam  Study Guide for students enrolled in Algebra 1 who want to enroll in Geometry in Fall 2020 (updated on 5/6/20)
(a scientific calculator is recommended for students taking the 201920 Algebra 1 EndofCourse Final Exam)
201920 Geometry EndofCourse Final Exam  Study Guide for students enrolled in Geometry who want to enroll in Honors Algebra 2/Trig in Fall 2020 (updated on 5/6/20)
(a scientific calculator is recommended for students taking the 201920 Geometry EndofCourse Final Exam)
Capistrano USD/California Math Standards And Testing Info
Contact Info
For more information about the Capistrano Unified School District’s Mathematics Program, contact:
PKGrade 5: Karen Gauthier at 9492349330 via email at kngauthier@capousd.org .
Grades 612: Dave Chamberlain at 9492349265 or via email at djchamberlain@capousd.org .