Challenge Test

Challenge Test

When?

Math Challenge Tests-

April 22nd & April 29th

Arrive by 4:15 at front office, begin testing at 4:30 pm, should be completed by 5:30 pm

 

Spanish/Latin Challenge Tests-

April 23rd & April 30th

Arrive by 4:15 at front office, begin testing at 4:30 pm, should be completed by 5:30 pm

 

All tests are $25 per test, students are not allowed to take the test multiple times.

Contact Lynsey Hepburn in Admissions to sign up for your test date at lhepburn@pj23.org.

 
Who?
In order to best determine a student’s ability to be successful in the classroom, challenge tests are given for placement into Honors Algebra I, Geometry, Honors Geometry, Algebra II, and Spanish II.  If a student has already received high school credit via high school transcript from their junior high school for a course, then a challenge test is not necessary, and the student will be placed in the higher level course.  If a student took a course at their school which is not high school credit, the exam must be taken for placement in the higher level course.  If you are unsure whether or not your school is granting credit on a high school transcript, contact your current school for confirmation.
 
Review
 
Math:
  • Ratios
  • Solving equations for a variable
  • Simplify expressions
  • Linear equations
  • Graphing
  • Finding intercepts
  • Slope
  • Solve a system of equations
 
Spanish:
  • How to conjugate regular –ar, -er, and –ir verbs in the present tense
  • How to conjugate irregular verbs in the present tense, such as venir, tener, hacer, and salir
  • How to conjugate stem-changing verbs in the present tense 
  • Basic vocabulary for level 1 students
  • Regular preterite of –ar, -er, and –ir verbs
  • Preterite of the verbs ir and ser
  • How to write a brief paragraph using basic vocabulary
  • How to listen to a conversation and select the appropriate response to questions about the conversation
Frequently Asked Questions:
  • The tests are “Placement tests” and NOT “Credit by exam tests” – meaning your child will NOT receive a High School Credit by simply taking the test. The test, if passed, will simply move them forward to the next course.
  • The Spanish I placement test IS open for native Spanish speakers to take and place out of even if they have not taken Spanish I in middle school. Once again, this will not earn them the Spanish I credit if they pass the test.
  • The Spanish I placement test is composed of multiple choice, listening, short answer, and a reading portion.
  • The Spanish I test requires a 90% or higher to be considered as passing. 
  • The Math placement test is composed of multiple choice and fill in the blank.
  • Students will NOT be allowed to use a calculator on the test.
  • The Math placement test requires a 70% or higher to be considered as passing.

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