A fifth grade math student entering 6th grade should be able to:

• Multiply and divide facts to 12
• Subtract with regrouping
• Multiply multiple digit factors
• Add, subtract, multiply, and divide with decimals
• Multiply and divide mixed numbers and fractions
• Convert fractions, decimals, and percentages

A fifth grade language arts student entering 6th grade should be able to:

• Write in cursive
• Read independently on grade level for a minimum of 30 minutes
• Write in complete sentences, using correct conventions (capitalization, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling)
• Write a five to seven sentence paragraph with a topic sentence, concrete details, and closing sentence

• Know basic Catholic prayers, sacraments, parts of the liturgy, and mysteries of the rosary
• Follow and implement all 15 Discipline With Purpose (DWP) skills
• Recite the St. Mary-Basha Catholic School Mission Statement
• Know the St. Mary-Basha Catholic School Student Learning Expectations

A sixth grade math student entering 7th grade should be able to:

• Add, subtract, multiply and divide positive and negative numbers with 90% (or higher) accuracy
• Add, subtract, multiply and divide positive and negative numbers with 90% (or higher) accuracy
• Use the order of operations (PEMDAS) to properly calculate math sentences that have multiple operations
• Understand fractions, decimals, and percentages - be able to: compare, order, add, subtract, multiply, and divide math sentences that have fractions, decimals, and/or percentages
• Solve one step equations using any of the following operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division

A sixth grade language arts student entering 7th grade should be able to:

• Write in cursive
• Use proper heading on papers
• Identify the Eight Parts of Speech, including participles, gerunds, and infinitives
• Write in complete sentences, using correct conventions (capitalization, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling)
• Write a five to seven sentence paragraph with a topic sentence, concrete details, commentary, and closing sentence
• Identify the essential parts of a plot in a story or novel

• Know basic Catholic prayers, sacraments, parts of the liturgy, and mysteries of the rosary
• Follow and implement all 15 Discipline With Purpose (DWP) skills
• Recite the St. Mary-Basha Catholic School Mission Statement
• Know the St. Mary-Basha Catholic School Student Learning Expectations

A seventh grade math student entering 8th grade should be able to:

• Add, subtract, multiply and divide positive and negative numbers with 95% (or higher) accuracy
• Use the order of operations (PEMDAS) to properly calculate math sentences that have multiple operations
• Understand fractions, decimals and percentages - be able to: compare, order, add, subtract, multiply, and divide math sentences that have fractions, decimals, and/or percentages
• Solve one, two and multi-step equations using any of the following operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division
• Solve problems that use absolute value
• Calculate math sentences that use exponents (positive and negative exponents)
• Factor using a GCF (greatest common factor)
• Solve (and graph) problems with inequalities
• Graph a linear function, determine slope and y intercept.

A seventh grade language arts student entering 8th grade should be able to:

• Write in cursive
• Use proper heading on papers
• Identify the Eight Parts of Speech, including participles, gerunds, and infinitives
• Write in simple, compound, and complex sentences, using correct conventions (capitalization, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling)
• Write a five to eight sentence paragraph with a topic sentence, concrete details, commentaries, closing sentence (including the use of semi-colons, conjunctive adverbs, and transition words and phrases)