Honors Math Placement Test Information


    If you are currently a student at Tamalpais, Redwood , or Drake High School and you would like to take an Honors Mathematics Placement Test, you will sign up at school with your math teacher. You will not sign up via this website.


    If you are currently in 8th grade and will complete algebra this year, you may sign up (via this website) to take the Honors Geometry Placement Test.


    Sign Up Now (click here)  The deadline to signup is May 4, 2020 at 4pm.


    If you are currently in 8th grade and will complete geometry this year, we will contact you (via email) regarding a placement test for honors mathematics.


    Though the testing process is open to all students, honors classes are ideal for kids that love challenging mathematics course work and can justify  their solutions to math problems clearly with words, diagrams, equations, and graphs.  These students are expected to spend on average 45-60 minutes per night on homework, projects, and other supplemental work.  Students are expected to show perseverance in solving complex problems.


    Please try to take the test at your high school.
    If you have a conflict, you may take the test at an alternate school. When you sign up, you will be asked to indicate the school where you will take the test and the school that you will attend. 



    Drake High School
    Room 208  
    Tuesday, May 5, 2020

    Tamalpais High School
    Woodruff Hall
    Wednesday, May 6, 2020
    3:15 - 4:45

    Redwood High School
    Room 262 
    Thursday, May 7, 2020



     Please arrive 10 minutes early to check-in.

    What to Bring:

                * Student I.D. with photo  
                *  #2 pencil(s)
                *  Scientific calculator.  
                    No graphing calculators are allowed.

    What can I study to prepare for the test?
    We do not offer any study materials for these exams. The test covers content from a broad range of topics from many previous years of math curriculum and so there is no efficient way to study. Just get a good night's sleep, have a healthy snack and try your best.



    Test Information:

    There are two parts for a total length of 1.5 hours.  Students may leave the exam when they finish.  The exam is a combination of multiple choice and “worked out” problems.  After the tests are scored, students will receive notification about next year’s placement. Every student who meets the minimum requirement on the test will be eligible to enroll in the class.


    Tam District will make every effort to get the results to you as quickly as possible; these will come in the form of a contract for enrollment or a letter letting you know that the standard was not met.   If you have any questions, you may email honorsmath@tamdistrict.org. That email address is checked weekly. Please don't expect an immediate response.


    Appeals Process:

    If you did not pass the entrance test and would like to appeal that decision, you may contact the following person at your site.

    Redwood: Heather Curtaz:  hcurtaz@tamdistrict.org

    Tamalpais: David Wetzel:  dwetzel@tamdistrict.org

    Drake: Judy King: jking@tamdistrict.org