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When do I take the Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents Exam?
The first administration of the Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents exam was in June 2010, after which it will be administered in January and June of every school year. Most students will take this exam after completing a one-year high school level Algebra 2/Trigonometry course.
How is the Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents Exam set up?
The Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents exam is divided into four parts with a total of 39 questions. All of the questions in each of the four parts must be answered. You will be allowed a maximum of 3 hours in which to complete the test.
Where do I show my answers and work?
What Type of Calculator Do I Need?
Graphing calculators are required for the Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents examination. During the administration of the Regents exam, schools are required to make a graphing calculator available for the exclusive use of each student. You will need to use your calculator to work with trigonometric functions of angles, evaluate roots and logarithms, and perform routine calculations. Knowing how to use a graphing calculator gives you an advantage when deciding how to solve a problem. Rather than solving a problem algebraically with pen and paper, it may be easier to solve the same problem using a graph or table created by a graphing calculator. A graphical or numerical solution found using a calculator can also be used to help confirm an answer obtained using standard algebraic methods. You can find additional information about how to use a graphing calculator in the "Graphing Calculator Skills" section in this book.
How is your Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents score determined?
Your answers to the 27 multiple-choice questions in Part I are scored as either correct or incorrect. Each correct answer receives 2 points. The eight questions in Part II are worth 2 points each, the three questions in Part II are worth 4 points each, and the question in Part IV is worth 6 points. Solutions to the questions in Parts II, III, and IV that are not completely correct receive partial credit according to a special scoring guide provided by the New York State Education Department.
What is collected at the end of the Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents exam?
Are Any Formulas Provided?
The Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents Examination test booklet will include a reference sheet containing the formulas. This formula sheet, however, does not necessarily include all of the formulas that you are expected to know.
What topics are covered on the Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents?
The Core Curriculum is the official publication by the New York State Education Department that describes the topics and skills that are required by the Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents examination. This examination can test you on a wide range of topics, which include:
How do I review for the Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents exam?
Barron's Regents.com has everything you need to prepare for the Algebra 2/Trigonometry Regents exam. You can take complete practice tests, or select questions by date or by topic. With Regents.com you'll get immediate feedback, including answers to all questions with full explanations. Instant results pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses and let you know where you need to practice most. All information is saved on a personal database for future use and can be accessed from any computer with Internet connection.