SFUSD Math Validation Test Application: August 21-22, 2021
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SFUSD's Math Validation Test (MVT) is an optional test for incoming 9th grade students who have previously taken a formal full-year Algebra 1 course and would like to be considered for placement in Common Core State Standards-based (CCSS) Geometry. The MVT covers material from CCSS Algebra 1 and CCSS Math 8.
ELIGIBILITY: A student is eligible to take the MVT if they have completed a full-year Algebra 1 course with a C or better. The course may be provided by their middle/K-8 school or by an accredited institution. Courses taken outside of the student’s middle/K-8 school must meet the University of California’s (UC) A–G requirements. Visit
to verify that an Algebra 1 course taken outside of the student’s school meets UC’s A–G requirements. Courses that can be found on the UC Course list website are eligible. Tutoring and self-study are ineligible.
SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION: Algebra 1 grades and details of course content. See details at the end of this application.
LOCATION & TEST ADMINISTRATION FORMAT: Paper copies of the test will be mailed to students' homes. A live proctor will administer the test and observe students through an online platform. Families will return tests to a designated drop-off location.
DATES & TIME: The test will be given on Saturday and Sunday, August 21-22nd, 2021. Students will be assigned a 4-hour time slot on one of these dates, between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM. The exact date and time will be provided via email on August 16th. Students with identified special needs will be accommodated appropriately.
DEADLINES: Submit this application by Friday, August 6, 2021. Submit all supporting documentation by 5 pm on Friday, August 13, 2021. Instructions for submitting supporting documentation can be found at the end of this application and at
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Communication about the MVT (ex: test location, results) will be sent to the email address entered above. Please double-check your entry for accuracy. Email address may be a parent, guardian OR student email.
Has the applicant taken an Algebra 1 course? Will you be able to provide grades as evidence of completion by August 13, 2021?
NOTE: Tutoring or self-study does not qualify.
Yes to both questions
No to either or both questions
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