## 2015 CCSS Algebra 1 Validation Exam

For information about the 2017 SFUSD Math Validation Test (MVT), please go here.

**The CCSS Algebra 1 Validation Exam took place on April 11, 2015.**Results were emailed to participants, their middle schools, and their high schools.

The released exam items are available here:If you have further questions, please email validationexam@sfusd.edu.

Details of the 2015 CCSS Algebra 1 Validation Exam were announced on March 12, 2015.

In the initial year of implementing the CCSS aligned SFUSD Core Curriculum, many schools and districts were still transitioning from the previous California math standards to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Therefore, for this year only, SFUSD offered students the opportunity to demonstrate their mathematical understanding of the content in CCSS Math 8 and CCSS Algebra 1. In keeping with the Common Core State Standards definition of rigor, the exam assessed students’ procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, and applications.

This Validation Exam was optional for all incoming 9th graders. If they pass, they will be enrolled in CCSS Geometry during their 9th grade year. However, the exam was

In the initial year of implementing the CCSS aligned SFUSD Core Curriculum, many schools and districts were still transitioning from the previous California math standards to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Therefore, for this year only, SFUSD offered students the opportunity to demonstrate their mathematical understanding of the content in CCSS Math 8 and CCSS Algebra 1. In keeping with the Common Core State Standards definition of rigor, the exam assessed students’ procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, and applications.

This Validation Exam was optional for all incoming 9th graders. If they pass, they will be enrolled in CCSS Geometry during their 9th grade year. However, the exam was

**not recommended**for students who have not taken a Common Core aligned Algebra 1 course. SFUSD**does not recommend**students skip CCSS Algebra 1 as this course contains content that is foundational to future success in mathematics.**Additional FAQ's here.****For assistance or further information please contact:**

- SFUSD Math Department (validationexam@sfusd.edu)
- Jim Ryan, Executive Director, STEM, (415.830.1781; ryanj3@sfusd.edu)
- Lizzy Hull Barnes, Program Administrator, Mathematics, (415.379.7601; hullbarnese@sfusd.edu)