# Benchmark Tests

**Math**

This year, the Jones Math 1 Benchmark Exam will be used for placement consideration into Math 2. All incoming freshmen are required to take this benchmark exam. The Math 1 Benchmark Test will take approximately one hour, and students will not be allowed to use a calculator on the exam. Students should bring a pencil. Arrive 15 minutes early so testing can begin promptly. Once their test is complete, they are allowed to leave. If a student has taken or will take the CPS Algebra Exit Exam, those results will only be used if a student did not score high enough on the Jones Math 1 benchmark to be recommended for Math 2.

Freshmen who are currently enrolled in a high school level Geometry course that are interested in testing into Math 3 (Algebra 2) must take the Jones Math 2 Benchmark Test. This will last approximately one hour. Students will be allowed to use a non-CAS graphing calculator on this exam. Students will need to bring their own calculator. If you have a conflict with the date(s) or have further questions please contact Math Department Co-Chair Kim Bowman [email protected] and Russell Kerr [email protected]

****IEP/504 Accommodation: Students eligible for accommodations will receive them. Please submit a copy of the 504/IEP to the Main Office before your student’s test date.**

**Course Descriptions**

**World Language**

As you may know from previous communications, the World Language Department at Jones requires a placement test for all incoming freshmen that have previous knowledge of any of the three languages that the school offers: Mandarin Chinese, French and Spanish. It is very important that the students take the exam if they feel that they are ready to take a higher level of the language. Students with no previous language experience or students who fail to take the placement exam will be placed automatically into level 1 of their chosen language.

Freshmen with previous experience in languages offered at Jones should take a placement exam. The main languages offered include Spanish, French, and Chinese (Mandarin).

****IEP/504 Accommodation: Students eligible for accommodations will receive them. Please submit a copy of the 504/IEP to the Main Office prior to your student’s test date.**