compass-trigonometry-placement-test-act-community-college

# Interactive video lesson plan for: Compass Trigonometry Placement test ACT community college

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COMPASS Mathematics Tests
The COMPASS Mathematics Tests are organized around five principal content domains:
numerical skills/prealgebra, algebra, college algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. To ensure
variety in the content and complexity of items within each domain, COMPASS includes
mathematics items of three general levels of cognitive complexity: basic skills, application, and
analysis. A basic skills item can be solved by performing a sequence of basic operations. An
application item involves applying sequences of basic operations to novel settings or in complex
ways. An analysis item requires students to demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the
principles and relationships relevant to particular mathematical operations. Items in each of the
content domains sample extensively from these three cognitive levels.
Students are permitted to use calculators on all current Windows® and Internet versions of
COMPASS Mathematics Tests. Calculators must, however, meet ACT's specifications,
which are the same for COMPASS and the ACT Assessment. These specifications are
updated periodically and can be found at ACT's website at
http://www.act.org/aap/taking/calculator.html

Geometry Placement Test
Primary content areas included in the Geometry Placement Test include:
Triangles (perimeter, area, Pythagorean theorem, etc.)
Circles (perimeter, area, arcs, etc.)
Angles (supplementary, complementary, adjacent, vertical, etc.)
Rectangles (perimeter, area, etc.)
Three-dimensional concepts
Hybrid (composite) shapes

Source ACT.org

Trigonometry Placement Test
The primary content areas assessed by the Trigonometry Placement Test include:
Trigonometric functions and identities
Right-triangle trigonometry
Trigonometric equations and inequalities
Graphs of trigonometric functions
Special angles (multiples of 30 and 45 degrees)

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