York Community High School

Ninth Grade Placement


9th Grade English Placement

Information and Resources



A rubric that includes six components is used to determine placement:

  • 8th grade first quarter English and work completion grades
  • 8th grade speaking and listening classroom assessment
  • District 205 writing placement test
  • EXPLORE Composite score
  • EXPLORE English score
  • Fall MAP Reading RIT

Students are placed in College Prep English 9 or Pre-Advanced Placement English 9 Honors based upon the cumulative score. This process is formally known as data-based placement.


Click here to view the district placement rubric 

Click here to view a sample writing placement test