Math 11 Exemption Test (DCMX)

Fall 2023

Your Math 11 Exemption Test (DCMX) will be offered in-person using Blackboard for the Fall semester. Registration must be done 72 (business) hours in advance because you will need to complete the Tech Set Up Test found under Course Content in Blackboard to ensure you have working access before your scheduled date and time.

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Who should write

The Math 11 Exemption Test (DCMX) is a 3-hour exam equivalent in breadth and rigor to the Final Exam written by students who are completing B.C. Foundations of Math 11 (or 香港六盒宝典开奖结果 MATU 0411 for credit).听The听Exemption test generates both a percent score and a corresponding letter grade using equivalences that are standard across the College.听Passing the Exemption test (with a grade of C or better) results in a standing which is equivalent to having passed the B.C. Foundations of Math 11听course itself (or with a grade of C- or better results in a standing which is equivalent to having passed 香港六盒宝典开奖结果 MATU 0411); that is, the results from the Exemption test may be used to meet specific prerequisites at 香港六盒宝典开奖结果. Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing applicants must score 38-39 (75-79%) to achieve a grade of B. Optician and Hospitality Management applicants must score 28-29 to achieve a grade of C-.

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Who should not write

It is not one of the 鈥減rogram (math) readiness assessments鈥 which specific departments have instituted for their students alone: e.g. Commerce and Business,听HIMP,听VTEC and PSYC 2300.听For information about a 鈥減rogram readiness assessment鈥, please consult the Assessment Services website at or the particular department involved.

It is not a 鈥渃ourse challenge鈥 for obtaining course credit.听 For information on 鈥渃ourse challenge鈥, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

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What to bring to the test

Please bring:

  • Your 香港六盒宝典开奖结果 student number, photo identification (driver's license, passport or 香港六盒宝典开奖结果 student card)
  • 础听pen and听pencil
  • 础听scientific calculator听but not a graphing calculator.

听The invigilator will provide scratch paper which will be collected when you complete the test.

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What it tests听

The test consists of questions drawn from the following topics:

  • Simplifying expressions: rational expressions, expressions with roots and/or positive, negative or rational exponents, complex fractions, excluded values in radical and rational expressions
  • Factoring polynomials
  • Solving equations: linear, quadratic, radical, rational, exponential (with the variable as base or as exponent), literal and systems of equations
  • Direct, inverse and joint variation
  • Functions: function notation, evaluating functions, finding domain and range of polynomial, radical and rational functions
  • Graphing: linear functions, quadratic functions of the form听听y=a(x鈭抪)2 + q, completing the square, determining
  • Trigonometry: right-triangle trigonometry, solving trig equations over the domain: 0鈮の糕墹360掳 and 胃鈭 R, solving oblique triangles using the law of sines and the law of cosines听
  • Statistics: average, standard deviation, normal distribution and probability
  • Problem solving: using proportional reasoning, rates, scale factors, area, volume and patterns

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Preparation for the test

Books entitled Intermediate Algebra or College Algebra can help you review for the test. Local public libraries will have these available.

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Format of the test

It is a 50 question multiple-choice test with a time limit of 3 hours.

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Test results

Results will be provided immediately after the assessment is marked and entered on your student record.

The conversion of percent score to letter grades is as follows:

A+ 95-100%听(48 to 50) B+ 80-84% (40 to 42) C+ 65-69% (33 to 34) P 50-54% (25 to 27)
A 90-94%听听 (45 to 47) B 75-79% (38 to 39) C 60-64% (30 to 32) F 0-49%听听 (0 to 24)
A- 85-89%听听 (43 to 44) B- 70-74% (35 to 37) C- 55-59% (28 to 29)

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Testing policy

Students may take an assessment for admission to courses and/or programs a maximum of two times within a two year period, with a minimum of 4 months between tests.听Students who believe extenuating circumstances exist may contact the Registrar to request special consideration or exemption to this policy.

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Test schedule

Please follow the steps on -Assessment Testing Information听to book your exam

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How to book an assessment

Visit page听How to book an Assessment听page.

Please note that registration or cancellation of assessments听must be done 24 (business) hours in advance of the scheduled date and time.

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Fall 2023

In-person testing between September听1 and December 31, 2023 as per scheduled date, time and location. Go to听.