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The Algebra II Regents measures what students should understand and be able to do after taking an Algebra II course at the high school level.
Your school will determine when exactly you should take the Algebra II Regents. The test is administered in January, June, and August of every year.

The Algebra II Regents is divided into four parts with a total of 37 questions. You are allowed a maximum of three hours to complete the test.

Part Number of Questions Point Value Total Points
I 24 multiple choice 2 24 x 2 = 48
II 8 open ended 2 8 x 2 = 16
III 4 open ended 4 4 x 4 = 16
IV 1 open ended 6 1 x 6 = 6
Test = 37 Questions Test = 86 Points

Part I: Multiple Choice
This section consists of 24 multiple-choice questions with four answer choices. Some multiple-choice questions require students to complete multiple steps.

Part II: Constructed Response
This section consists of 8 two-credit constructed-response questions that require students to complete tasks and show their work. Like multiple-choice questions, two-credit constructed-response questions may involve multiple steps, the application of multiple mathematics skills, and real-world applications. In addition, these questions may ask students to explain or justify their solutions and/or show their process of problem solving.

Part III: Constructed Response
This section consists of 4 four-credit constructed-response questions that require students to show their work in completing extensive problems that often involve multiple tasks and concepts. Students will be asked to make sense of mathematical and real-world problems in order to demonstrate procedural and conceptual understanding.

Part IV: Constructed Response
This section consists of a six-credit constructed-response question. Here students will analyze, interpret, and/or create mathematical models of real-world situations to solve multistep problems that connect various major clusters or a major cluster to supporting or additional content.

Your answers to the 24 multiple-choice questions in Part I are scored as either correct or incorrect. Each correct answer receives two points. The eight questions in Part II are worth two points each, the four questions in Part III are worth four points each, and the question in Part IV is worth six 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 State Education Department.

The maximum total raw score for the Algebra II Regents is 86 points. A conversion table provided by the State Education Department is used to convert your raw score to a final test score that falls within a normal 0 to 100 scale.

Each student must have the exclusive use of a graphing calculator for the full duration of the Algebra II Regents. Schools are required to make a graphing calculator (and ruler) available for the exclusive use of each student. No student may use a calculator that is capable of symbol manipulation or that can communicate with other calculators through infrared sensors, nor may a student use operating manuals, instruction or formula cards, or other information concerning the operation of calculators during the test.
The Algebra II Regents test booklet will include a reference sheet containing formulas; however, it does not necessarily include all of the formulas you are expected to know.
This exam covers a wide range of mathematical topics, which include:

  • Polynomial Expressions and Equations
  • Rational Expressions and Equations
  • Exponential and Logarithmic Expressions and Equations
  • Radical Expressions and Equations
  • Trigonometric Expressions and Equations
  • Systems of Equations
  • Functions
  • Sequences
  • Probability
  • Statistics