Algebra 2 Test-Out Procedures


Students who have NEVER BEEN ENROLLED in Algebra 2 will be eligible to take the exam. Students interested in taking the Algebra 2 Test-Out need to be in at least the eighth grade. Register online using the link below. Students will be required to bring their student ID with them to the exam. Students who pass this exam will be awarded credit on their high school transcript. The results of the test-out will not affect their grade point average.

Spring Administration

Test Date: Wednesday April 30, 2014

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Location: Stevenson High School, Room C-21.


Test Components

The Algebra 2 test-out consists of 111 multiple choice questions testing the following Algebra 2 Content Strands:

  1. Representations and relationships
  2. Counting and probabilistic reasoning
  3. Calculations using real and complex numbers
  4. Sequences and iteration
  5. Measurement units, calculations, and scales
  6. Understanding error
  7. Construction, interpretation and manipulation of expressions (linear, quadratic, polynomial, power, and exponential)
  8. Solutions of equations and inequalities (linear, exponential, logarithmic, quadratic, polynomial, power, rational, and trigonometric)
  9. Definitions, representations, and attributes of functions
  10. Operations and transformations with functions
  11. Representations of functions (linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, power, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric)
  12. Models of real-world situations using families of functions
  13. Exponential and logarithmic functions
  14. Rational functions
  15. Trig functions
  16. Conic sections and their properties
  17. Univariate Data – Examining distributions
    a. Producing and interpreting plots
    b. Measures of center and variation
  18. Probability applications and representations

Please feel free to visit the MDE website for more detailed information about the Michigan Merit Curriculum Algebra 2 High School Content Expectations.

Test Results

Students must score 80% or better in order to receive credit.

A letter will be sent to the parent/guardian indicating whether or not their student passed the test-out. Counselors will be informed via email by Mitzi Castelli.