
All students who do not score "proficient" or
"advanced" on the WKCE in mathematics must pass the MHS Math
Competency Test in order to graduate.
What are the objectives tested?
There are twenty objectives tested on the MHS Competency Test.
1. The student will be able to recognize equivalent representations of
decimals, fractions, and percents.
2. The student will be able to recognize equivalent representations of
exponential and radical expressions.
3. The student will be able to order a given set of real numbers.
4. The student will be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide with
integers and apply the rules for order of operations to find a value for
an expression.
5. The student will be able to determine the outcome of an algorithm (e.g.
set of instructions).
6. The student will be able to solve problems that can be solved by procedures
such as looking for a pattern or using estimations.
7. The student will be able to solve problems in applied situations involving
percent using one step solutions.
8. The student will be able to solve problems in applied situations involving
percent using two step solutions.
9. The student will be able to read, interpret, and make inferences from
graphs.
10. The student will be able to use addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division to solve problems in applied situations.
11. The student will be able to write a mathematical expression.
12. The student will be able to recognize the most appropriate equation
to solve a problem in an applied situation.
13. The student will be able to apply the commutative, associative, and
distributive properties to simplify polynomials.
14. The student will be able to use formulas.
15. The student will be able to solve proportions.
16. The student will be able to solve linear equations.
17. The student will be able to identify similar and congruent figures
and determine segment lengths and angle measures based on similarity and
congruence.
18. The student will be able to calculate the perimeter and circumference
of common geometric figures.
19. The student will be able to calculate the area and volume of common
geometric figures.
20. The student will be able to determine the probability of a simple
event and to use elementary statistics to describe data.
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When do I take the test?
In the sophomre year, every student takes the WKCE test. Those who test
at "Proficient" or "Acvanced" have satisfied the math testing requirement
and are not required to take the math competency test. Those students
who do not pass the WKCE at the "Proficient" or "Advanced" leveal are
tested again in the fall of their junior year using the Milton HS Math
Competency Test. If a student
does
not
pass the
first
or
second
testing,
s/he
may enroll in the Math Competency class during summer school. The test
is given within the class.If a student does not pass the test by the
first
semester of their senior year, then it becomes the responsibility of
the student to study the objectives of the test on their own. When the
student
feels s/he is prepared to take the test again, s/he will contact the
math department chairperson to set a testing date.
Who will help me prepare for the test?
There are three sample tests available at this website. Click on the links
below to view them and to practice their problems. Tests will open in
a new browser window.
sample test 1.
sample test 2.
sample test 3.
In addition, study guides and student tutor lists are available upon request
in the math department. All freshmen and sophomore math classes have class
time set aside to review the objectives of the competency test.
Who can give me more information?
Contact Mrs.Jennifer
Ransden,
the math
department chairperson
at 8689300.
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