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inequalities • function • a bsolute value ( x, y) f( x)  x  y < 2 n __ n+ 2 2x__ 3 f( x) b4 bo lo g d √– c rational expressions • graphing lines and curves quadratic equations • parabolic functions • factoring A Guide for Parents and Guardians 2008  2009 . . . a reality check of your child’s readiness for college level mathematics North Carolina Early Mathematics Placement Testing What is an early mathematics placement test? Every high school graduate, upon entering the University of North Carolina at one of the sixteen universities or the fifty eight community colleges, will be given a mathematics placement test. The vast majority of non public 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 placement test, the NC EMPT Program provides each student with a realistic early warning of their current mathematical level. The thirty two NC EMPT test questions are based on Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II objectives. 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 UNC and the NC EMPT Program hope 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 UNC General Administration supports 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 one hour test that is usually given during a high school class period. Students close to completing Algebra II, as well as students in higher level 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. * Note: The level numbers have been reversed from the order used in 1996  1999 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 beginning level 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 college level 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 / 2008  2009 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 ( x, y) f( x)  x  bo 2_ x_ 3 log d _ n_ n+ 2 y < 2 b4 √– c 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 Program of the General Administration of The University of North Carolina Printed on recycled paper. ASC 009456 ( Rev. 1/ 09) 25,000 copies of this public document were printed at a cost of $ 1,182.41, or $. 0472 per copy. More News from the UNC Office of the President In an effort to ensure that every student entering a UNC institution has a strong chance of successfully completing an undergraduate degree, the UNC Board of Governors voted in April of 2000 to require a fourth unit of mathematics beyond Algebra II for admission. The high school class of 2009, this year’s senior class, is the fourth group subject to this new minimum requirement. For more information about NC EMPT, please contact your child’s mathematics teacher or: Ellen Hilgoe, Associate Director NC EMPT Program 2310 Old Cafeteria Building East Carolina University Greenville, NC 27858 4353 Phone: 252 328 6418 Fax: 252 328 2166 E mail: ncempt@ ncempt. org Web site: www. ncempt. org The retention of mathematical skills is critical to the correct placement of a student during his or her first semester of college coursework. “ ”
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Full Text  inequalities • function • a bsolute value ( x, y) f( x)  x  y < 2 n __ n+ 2 2x__ 3 f( x) b4 bo lo g d √– c rational expressions • graphing lines and curves quadratic equations • parabolic functions • factoring A Guide for Parents and Guardians 2008  2009 . . . a reality check of your child’s readiness for college level mathematics North Carolina Early Mathematics Placement Testing What is an early mathematics placement test? Every high school graduate, upon entering the University of North Carolina at one of the sixteen universities or the fifty eight community colleges, will be given a mathematics placement test. The vast majority of non public 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 placement test, the NC EMPT Program provides each student with a realistic early warning of their current mathematical level. The thirty two NC EMPT test questions are based on Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II objectives. 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 UNC and the NC EMPT Program hope 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 UNC General Administration supports 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 one hour test that is usually given during a high school class period. Students close to completing Algebra II, as well as students in higher level 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. * Note: The level numbers have been reversed from the order used in 1996  1999 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 beginning level 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 college level 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 / 2008  2009 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 ( x, y) f( x)  x  bo 2_ x_ 3 log d _ n_ n+ 2 y < 2 b4 √– c 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 Program of the General Administration of The University of North Carolina Printed on recycled paper. ASC 009456 ( Rev. 1/ 09) 25,000 copies of this public document were printed at a cost of $ 1,182.41, or $. 0472 per copy. More News from the UNC Office of the President In an effort to ensure that every student entering a UNC institution has a strong chance of successfully completing an undergraduate degree, the UNC Board of Governors voted in April of 2000 to require a fourth unit of mathematics beyond Algebra II for admission. The high school class of 2009, this year’s senior class, is the fourth group subject to this new minimum requirement. For more information about NC EMPT, please contact your child’s mathematics teacher or: Ellen Hilgoe, Associate Director NC EMPT Program 2310 Old Cafeteria Building East Carolina University Greenville, NC 27858 4353 Phone: 252 328 6418 Fax: 252 328 2166 E mail: ncempt@ ncempt. org Web site: www. ncempt. org The retention of mathematical skills is critical to the correct placement of a student during his or her first semester of college coursework. “ ” 
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