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inequalities • function • a bsolute value (x,y) f(x)  x  bo 2_x_ 3 log d _ n_ n+2 y <2 b4 √–c (x,y) f(x)  x  y <2 n __ n+2 2x__ 3 f(x) b4 bo log d √–c rational expressions • graphing lines and curves quadratic equations • parabolic functions • factoring Actual college mathematics placement tests are often given during summer orientation sessions, just before college enrollment. Students should be warned not to let their mathematical skills “get rusty” and be reminded to study their algebra and geometry skills just prior to the date of their actual college mathematics placement test. A Guide for Parents and Guardians 2012  2013 . . . a reality check of your child’s readiness for collegelevel mathematics Printed on recycled paper. ASC009456 (Rev. 8/12) 60,000 copies of this public document were printed at a cost of $2,612.95 or $.043 per copy. Visit our web site for a wealth of information about mathematics placement testing at nc community colleges and unc institutions. For more information about NC EMPT, please contact your child’s mathematics teacher or: Ellen Hilgoe, Associate Director NC EMPT Program 136 Building 123, 1805 Charles Blvd. Mail Stop 145 East Carolina University Greenville, NC 278584353 Phone: 2523286418 Fax: 2523282166 Email: ncempt@ncempt.org North Carolina Early Mathematics Placement Testing The retention of mathematical skills is critical to t h e hcoisr roerc th perla ficermste nsetm oefs tae rs toufd ceonltl edgeu rcoinugrsework. “ ” NC EMPT has been continuously directed by the faculty and staff at East Carolina University since the program’s inception in 1996. A program sponsored by the State of North Carolina What is an early mathematics placement test? The vast majority of high school graduates, upon entering The University of North Carolina (UNC) at one of the fifteen universities or the fiftyeight community colleges, will be given a mathematics placement test. Many nonpublic universities and colleges also require that a math placement test be taken.This test will determine the student’s entry level for enrollment in collegiate mathematics. The North Carolina Early Mathematics Placement Testing (NC EMPT) Program hopes to better prepare high school students for collegiate mathematics placement. By having high school students experience a test that is similar in content to the actual math placement test, the NC EMPT Program provides each student with a realistic early warning of their current mathematical level. The thirtytwo NC EMPT test questions are based on arithmetic operations, algebra, and geometry. Participation by NC high schools, public and nonpublic, is voluntary. Does this test benefit my child? Yes! One of the major goals of the program is to reduce the percentage of entering freshmen that require mathematics remediation at the college level. By offering students a “snapshot” of their mathematical standing while still in high school, the NC EMPT Program hopes to give students the motivation to retain skills, or take corrective action, while there is still time and help available. What is the cost? There is no cost to participating high schools or students for NC EMPT testing! The State of North Carolina sponsors the NC EMPT Program. However, the need to take remedial mathematics at the college level is very costly in both time and money! Parents and students need to realize that tuition for remedial mathematics courses at the college level has to be paid, but that credit hours for these courses towards a major or towards graduation are often not received. Students spending time in remedial mathematics courses lose valuable time and are delayed in the completion of other coursework with mathematics prerequisites. The student is often unable to complete degree requirements within four years of college. When will my child take the NC EMPT test? The early placement test is a onehour test that is usually given during a high school class period. Students close to completing Algebra II, or Integrated Math III, or Common Core Math III, as well as students in higherlevel mathematics courses, are eligible to be tested. The tests are graded at the NC EMPT testing center at East Carolina University and results are returned within two weeks. Each participating student will receive an individualized letter that states their score, current placement level, and a list of which test questions were answered correctly or incorrectly. In addition, each student will be provided information about required math courses for their chosen major and placement procedures at their chosen UNC institution or NC community college. *Note: The level numbers have been reversed from the order used in 19961999 so that NC EMPT levels will more closely align with the NC Department of Public Instruction ABC’s Plan. Level 4 is now the highest level. Student Score (32 questions) NC EMPT Level* Predicted First College Course Explanation Remedial Mathematics Borderline  depends on indicated major First Course in College Math Second Course in College Math in some majors Score indicates the student is not ready for college level math courses and must take remedial mathematics. Score indicates the student must take remedial mathematics in some choices of major. Score indicates the student is ready for a beginninglevel college mathematics course. However, a Level 3 score may be considered borderline at some universities for students planning to major in math, science or engineering. Score indicates a solid high school preparation for collegelevel mathematics. Some universities may allow a student scoring at Level 4 on their Math Placement test to skip the first college math course, depending on the student’s choice of major. 0  11 12  16 17  24 25  32 1 2 3 4 Suggested Levels of the NC EMPT Program / 2012  2013 mathematics courses during each year of high school and to be sure that these skills are increased and maintained. We strongly advise ALL students to continue to take
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Full Text  inequalities • function • a bsolute value (x,y) f(x)  x  bo 2_x_ 3 log d _ n_ n+2 y <2 b4 √–c (x,y) f(x)  x  y <2 n __ n+2 2x__ 3 f(x) b4 bo log d √–c rational expressions • graphing lines and curves quadratic equations • parabolic functions • factoring Actual college mathematics placement tests are often given during summer orientation sessions, just before college enrollment. Students should be warned not to let their mathematical skills “get rusty” and be reminded to study their algebra and geometry skills just prior to the date of their actual college mathematics placement test. A Guide for Parents and Guardians 2012  2013 . . . a reality check of your child’s readiness for collegelevel mathematics Printed on recycled paper. ASC009456 (Rev. 8/12) 60,000 copies of this public document were printed at a cost of $2,612.95 or $.043 per copy. Visit our web site for a wealth of information about mathematics placement testing at nc community colleges and unc institutions. For more information about NC EMPT, please contact your child’s mathematics teacher or: Ellen Hilgoe, Associate Director NC EMPT Program 136 Building 123, 1805 Charles Blvd. Mail Stop 145 East Carolina University Greenville, NC 278584353 Phone: 2523286418 Fax: 2523282166 Email: ncempt@ncempt.org North Carolina Early Mathematics Placement Testing The retention of mathematical skills is critical to t h e hcoisr roerc th perla ficermste nsetm oefs tae rs toufd ceonltl edgeu rcoinugrsework. “ ” NC EMPT has been continuously directed by the faculty and staff at East Carolina University since the program’s inception in 1996. A program sponsored by the State of North Carolina What is an early mathematics placement test? The vast majority of high school graduates, upon entering The University of North Carolina (UNC) at one of the fifteen universities or the fiftyeight community colleges, will be given a mathematics placement test. Many nonpublic universities and colleges also require that a math placement test be taken.This test will determine the student’s entry level for enrollment in collegiate mathematics. The North Carolina Early Mathematics Placement Testing (NC EMPT) Program hopes to better prepare high school students for collegiate mathematics placement. By having high school students experience a test that is similar in content to the actual math placement test, the NC EMPT Program provides each student with a realistic early warning of their current mathematical level. The thirtytwo NC EMPT test questions are based on arithmetic operations, algebra, and geometry. Participation by NC high schools, public and nonpublic, is voluntary. Does this test benefit my child? Yes! One of the major goals of the program is to reduce the percentage of entering freshmen that require mathematics remediation at the college level. By offering students a “snapshot” of their mathematical standing while still in high school, the NC EMPT Program hopes to give students the motivation to retain skills, or take corrective action, while there is still time and help available. What is the cost? There is no cost to participating high schools or students for NC EMPT testing! The State of North Carolina sponsors the NC EMPT Program. However, the need to take remedial mathematics at the college level is very costly in both time and money! Parents and students need to realize that tuition for remedial mathematics courses at the college level has to be paid, but that credit hours for these courses towards a major or towards graduation are often not received. Students spending time in remedial mathematics courses lose valuable time and are delayed in the completion of other coursework with mathematics prerequisites. The student is often unable to complete degree requirements within four years of college. When will my child take the NC EMPT test? The early placement test is a onehour test that is usually given during a high school class period. Students close to completing Algebra II, or Integrated Math III, or Common Core Math III, as well as students in higherlevel mathematics courses, are eligible to be tested. The tests are graded at the NC EMPT testing center at East Carolina University and results are returned within two weeks. Each participating student will receive an individualized letter that states their score, current placement level, and a list of which test questions were answered correctly or incorrectly. In addition, each student will be provided information about required math courses for their chosen major and placement procedures at their chosen UNC institution or NC community college. *Note: The level numbers have been reversed from the order used in 19961999 so that NC EMPT levels will more closely align with the NC Department of Public Instruction ABC’s Plan. Level 4 is now the highest level. Student Score (32 questions) NC EMPT Level* Predicted First College Course Explanation Remedial Mathematics Borderline  depends on indicated major First Course in College Math Second Course in College Math in some majors Score indicates the student is not ready for college level math courses and must take remedial mathematics. Score indicates the student must take remedial mathematics in some choices of major. Score indicates the student is ready for a beginninglevel college mathematics course. However, a Level 3 score may be considered borderline at some universities for students planning to major in math, science or engineering. Score indicates a solid high school preparation for collegelevel mathematics. Some universities may allow a student scoring at Level 4 on their Math Placement test to skip the first college math course, depending on the student’s choice of major. 0  11 12  16 17  24 25  32 1 2 3 4 Suggested Levels of the NC EMPT Program / 2012  2013 mathematics courses during each year of high school and to be sure that these skills are increased and maintained. We strongly advise ALL students to continue to take 
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