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1 Newbury Park High School Placement Test Information On the day of the test please report to the tables in front of the library (5/16 &5/23) starting at 2:15pm or the cafeteria (6/17) starting at 9:00am. After check in you will be given a ticket and a room assignment to take your test. Testing will start promptly as to allow for both testing sessions to be completed in a timely manner. May 16, 2014 (check in starts in front of the library) AP/IB Photography 4pm- English 9 Honors May 23, 2014 (check in starts in front of the library) Chemistry/Biology IB HL 1 (junior year IB science) AP/IB Photography 4pm- English 9 Honors

2 June 17, 2014 (check in starts in front of the cafeteria) Morning session: 10am-English 9 Honors 11am-English 9 Honors Afternoon session: 2pm- English 9 Honors Chemistry/Biology IB HL 1 (junior year IB science)

3 Important Reminders: Bring Number 2 Pencils Pens Photo ID Scientific calculator (with sin, cos and tan functions); no graphing calculator allowed. No Calculators during the test. NPHS will not provide a calculator Cell Phones/IPods cannot be used as calculators; Students found in possession of these devices during the testing time will have their test voided and they will not be able to take the placement test. Students must have a photo ID in order to be admitted to placement tests NOTE for students testing in and : Students who pass the Geometry Placement test will not need to take the placement test. Newbury Park High School will be in communication for those that meet this criterion. Students who do not pass the Geometry Placement test and would still like placement in our course can do so by taking and passing the placement test on May 23, 2014 or June 17, 2014.

4 Placement Test information for Science exams Placement Exam This assessment will determine the student s current aptitude levels in introductory physical science and algebra. The following skills and content areas will be included: chemical formulas subscripts and coefficients in chemical formulas and equations using a periodic table (provided) to answer questions about atoms and ions basic metric units calculations: can involve scientific notation, exponents, units density Conversions (conversion equation will be provided) Solving problems using logic and algebraic expressions There are 36 multiple choice questions. Scientific calculator (with sin, cos and tan functions); No graphing calculator allowed. Placement Exam This assessment will determine the student s current aptitude levels in Algebra 2 and trigonometric functions. The following skills and content areas will be included: Metric Conversions Dimensional Analysis (nonmetric unit conversions with given units) Trigonometry using sin, cos, tan and the Pythagorean Theorem Solving problems using factoring and the quadratic formula Graphs: reading of and calculating slope Constant acceleration problems (formulas will be provided) Solving word problems using logic, algebra and trigonometric functions. There are 40 multiple choice questions. Scientific calculator (with sin, cos and tan functions); No graphing calculator allowed.

5 IB Biology Year 1 Placement Exam Honors Biology is a rigorous course which is prerequisite class for IB Higher Level Biology. As such, the content is taught using a college level textbook and it is taught at a level of depth comparable to general biology in college. Topics/units include: Scientific method Biochemistry/macromolecules/polymerization Cellular components Transport across a cell membrane (active & passive; osmotic environments) Mitosis Cellular respiration (including redox reactions and fermentation) Photosynthesis (including redox reactions and CAM/C4) DNA structure & replication Protein synthesis Biotechnology (equipment & bacterial transformation) Meiosis Genetics (polygenic, multifactorial, epistasis, multiple alleles, sex-linked) & genetics problems Evolution (Hardy-Weinberg; Theory of Natural Selection) 75 minutes maximum will be allowed for this test. There are 66 multiple choice questions. Basic or Scientific calculator allowed; No graphing calculator allowed. The following content areas will be included: - Experimental Design and the Scientific Method - Evolution - Cellular Respiration/photosynthesis - Basic Genetics - Cell Function/macromolecules - Atomic Structure/Bonding - Energy in food chains - Basic Ecology - Feedback loops - Population growth - Scientific Notation and conversions There are 48 multiple choice questions. No calculator allowed.

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