I'd be quite happy, thanks. Moreover, I am afraid that this set of exams is going to be undercut by the "new" so-called authentic ones following the national standards (that have been around for decades as God's gift to US public education).
At 03:19 AM 10/2/2012, Robert Hansen wrote: >So here are released problems from the California CST Algebra 2 exam... > >http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/documents/rtqalg2.pdf > > >From the standpoint of skills, these problems have good coverage. Namely... > >Polynomial Arithmetic >Factoring and Simplification >Simultaneous Equations >Graphing >Probability >Conic Sections >Binomial Expansion >Logs and Exponents >Absolute Value and Radicals >Complex Numbers > >But from the standpoint of problems, this exam has hardly any and of >the few problems it does have, they are just direct adaptations of >the skills. For example, restating a simultaneous equation directly >into words... > >"For a wedding, Shereda bought several dozen roses and several dozen >carnations. The roses cost $15 per dozen, and the carnations cost $8 >per dozen. Shereda bought a total of 17 dozen flowers and paid a >total of $192. How many roses did she buy?" > >The SAT and ACT have better questions than this. Skills are >important, they go with the territory, but this test doesn't even >hint at the territory. This test does not embody the algebraic nor >mathematical reasoning which is required to apply in a context that >uses it, like physics. > >How many of you, if it were your own son or daughter, would stop at >this skill based exam? > >Bob Hansen