Math 6 Accelerated Testing


    Each year, Columbus City Schools identifies 6th Grade students currently enrolled in Math 6 who may qualify for math acceleration.

    To be identified, students must have met at least one of the requirements below:

    • Math 5 OST score of 4 or 5
    • Math 5 OST score of 3 with an A earned during Grading Period 1
    • Student identified as gifted in Math or Superior Cog
    • Student score of at least 500 on i-Ready BOY assessment or at least 510 on i-Ready MOY assessment

    In order for students to be successful in this program, they must possess the following qualities:

    • Strong skills in math
    • Good study skills/habits and attendance
    • Independent thinking
    • Not afraid to ask questions
    • Good homework and test results

    Once schools are notified of qualified students, we will also consider teacher recommendations.

    Identified and recommended students will take a placement test in March to determine acceptance into the MS Accelerated Math Placement Program.


    A score of 60% is required to pass the placement assessment.  

    Practice Test

    Students can take an online practice test by following the steps below:

    Region 1: 639800                         

    Region 2: 856001                         

    Region 3: 866668

    Region 4: 449766                         

    Region 5: 121857                         

    Region 6: 393359

    • Type in your Student ID
    • You can stop / pause any time you wish. The program will remember where you left off each time.
    • Do not hit FINISH until you are completely finished taking the practice test.
    You can also download a Sample Test Booklet (Word document) and Sample Test Answer Key (PDF) below.
    The Answer Key is very helpful since it shows why an incorrect response is wrong.
    You might find it helpful to fill out the Sample Test Booklet while you take the test online.

    Math 7 Prep 

    In addition to working in their Math 6 ALEKS accounts, students may wish to work on some Math 7 content that may be tested. For this, we recommend Getting Ready For Math 7 From Khan Academy.

    Students should work through the first four sections

    Summer School: Math 7

    Did your child pass the accelerated placement test?

    To be accelerated next year, students will take Math 7 and Math 8 during the school year. An alternative: Students can take Math 7 over the summer and only need to take Math 8 next year.

    This course is only available for students who passed the placement test and space is limited.