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 The 201819 School Year (updated 8/15/19)
Grade 7 Math Course Placement Criteria for Current (201920 School Year) Grade 6 Students
Current Grade 6 students enrolled in Math 6 who want to qualify to enroll in Math 7 Accelerated in Grade 7 must… 
UPDATED 8/15/19

Grade 8 Math Course Placement Criteria for Current (201920 School Year) Grade 7 Students
Current Grade 7 students enrolled in Math 7 who want to qualify to enroll in Algebra 1 in Grade 8 must… 
UPDATED 8/15/19

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. 
UPDATED 8/15/19

Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test INFORMATION for CURRENT Grade 5 Students (UPDATED 8/15/19)
All Capistrano USD Grade 5 students will be administered the Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test in their classroom on Thursday, April 30, 2020.
Both an email and a letter will be sent to the parents of incoming Grade 6 students during the week of June 29  July 3, 2020 with their child's Math 7 Accelerated Placement Testing results. Students who did not pass or did not take the Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test on April 30 will be enrolled in a Math 6 class to start the 202021 school year. If a parent is comfortable with his/her incoming Grade 6 child being placed in Math 6, no additional placement testing is needed. However, beginning on July 3, 2020, a parent may register his/her child to take/retake this the Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test to determine if their child qualifies to skip Math 6 and enroll in a Math 7 Accelerated class.
All Math 7 Accelerated placement testing for incoming Grade 6 students will be administered on Wednesday, July 22 and Tuesday, July 28 at 9 AM, 12 noon and 3 PM at the Capistrano USD office (33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano) in the Board Room. A maximum of 90 students can be accommodated per date/start time; reservations will be taken on a firstcome, firstserved basis. No other testing/retesting dates or start times will be available. Incoming Grade 6 students who pass the Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test on July 22 or July 28 will be placed in a Math 7 Accelerated class to the start of the school year. Students/Parents will be notified of the child's Grade 6 math course placement (either Math 6 or Math 7 Accelerated) at the child's middle school registration.
Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test details:
The Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test consists of forty multiple choice questions and three “Written Response” questions. Students will have 45 minutes to answer the forty multiple choice questions, then 15 minutes to answer three “Written Response” questions.
Approximately onefourth of the 40 multiple choice questions will be NonTraditional Selected Response (NTSR) questions for which there will be multiple correct answers for each of these types of questions. The number of correct answers to be chosen for each NTSR question will be explained in the directions. All correct answers must be selected by the student for an NTSR question to be marked correct; no partial credit will be given for these types of questions. For example, for a question such as, "Choose the two answers that apply: 8 + 2 = _____ (A) 4 + 6 (B) 7 + 2 (C) 5 + 5 (D) 1 + 10", both (A) and (C) must be selected for this question to be correct.
To qualify to enroll in Math 7 Accelerated in Grade 6, students must score EITHER (1) 80% or higher on the multiple choice section of the test OR (2) 7077.5% on the multiple choice section of the test AND 70% or higher on the "Written Response" section of the test.
A previouslyadministered Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test is available for download by clicking:
Sample "Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test"
Note: The sample test does not include any NonTraditional Selected Response questions.
IMPORTANT: Student performance on this sample test will not necessarily correlate to performance on this year's Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test as this year's assessment will have completely different questions aligned to the Grade 6 standards (along with a small number of questions addressing addition and/or subtraction of fractions, which are taught in Grade 5).
Additional Resources
Click on the following links to download the Grade 5 and Grade 6 standards upon which the Math 7 Accelerated Placement Test will be based:
Grade 5 Standards Grade 6 Standards
Click on the following links to review the Khan Academy videos/activities aligned to the Grade 5 and Grade 6 standards:
Grade 5 Standards Videos/Activities Grade 6 Standards Videos/Activities
No other resources/links will be posted/provided.
Questions? Email Dave Chamberlain, Secondary Math Curriculum Specialist, at djchamberlain@capousd.org.
Math Course Placement Info for Students Transferring Into Capistrano USD In Fall 2019 (updated 1/9/19)
 201920 Math Course Placement Info for Students New to Capistrano USD (updated 8/30/18)
 201920 Math Course Placement Criteria for Students New to Capistrano USD (updated 8/30/18)
 201920 Math Course Placement Testing Schedule for Students New to Capistrano USD (updated 8/30/18)
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 201920 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
201819 MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH ENDOFCOURSE FINAL Exam Study Guides (updated 5/13/19)
The 201819 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, Math 8, Algebra 1, and Geometry. These study guides are also available for students new to a Capistrano USD middle or high school in Fall 2019 who will be participating in math course placement testing.
201819 Math 6 EndofCourse Final Exam  Study Guide for students enrolled in Math 6 (updated 5/2/19)
(no calculator is allowed on the 201819 Math 6 EndofCourse Final Exam)
201819 Math 7 EndofCourse Final Final Exam  Study Guide for students enrolled in Math 7 (updated 5/2/19)
(a basic/4function calculator is allowed on the 201819 Math 7 EndofCourse Final Exam)
201819 Algebra 1 Placement Test  Study Guide for students enrolled in Math 7, who earned 80% or higher on the Math 7 Final Exam, and met the GPA requirement to take the Algebra 1 Placement Test (updated 5/2/19)
(no calculator is allowed on the 201819 Algebra 1 Placement Test)
201819 Math 7 Accelerated EndofCourse Final Exam  Study Guide for students enrolled in Math 7 Accelerated (or equivalent course, if transferring into a Capistrano USD school from a nonCUSD school) (updated 5/2/19)
(a basic/4function calculator is allowed on the 201819 Math 7 Accelerated EndofCourse Final Exam)
201819 Math 8 EndofCourse Final Exam  Study Guide for students enrolled in Math 8 (updated 5/13/19)
(a basic/4function calculator is allowed on the 201819 Math 8 EndofCourse Final Exam)
201819 Algebra 1 EndofCourse Final Exam  Study Guide for students enrolled in Algebra 1 (or equivalent course, such as Math I, if transferring into a Capistrano USD school from a nonCUSD school) (updated 5/2/19)
(a basic/4function calculator or a scientific calculator is allowed on the 201819 Algebra 1 EndofCourse Final Exam)
201819 Geometry EndofCourse Final Exam  Study Guide for students enrolled in Geometry (or equivalent course, such as Math II, if transferring into a Capistrano USD school from a nonCUSD school) (updated 5/2/19)
(a scientific calculator is allowed on the 201819 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 .