Honors Math Placement Test Information


    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


    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. The link to sign up is now active. The deadline to signup was May 10 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 make the date at your high school.
    If you have a conflict, you may take the test at an alternate school. Click the link to sign up and 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 14, 2019

    Tamalpais High School
    Woodruff Hall
    Wednesday, May 15, 2019
    3:15 - 4:45

    Redwood High School
    Room 262 
    Thursday, May 16, 2019



     Please arrive 10 minutes early to check-in.

    What to Bring:

                * Student I.D. with photo  (mandatory)
                *  #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 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.