Early Assessment Program
CSU Early Assessment of Readiness for College Mathematics -- Standards Assessed from the Blueprint for the California Standards Test of Algebra II

StandardDescription of Standard
AII.1.0Students solve equations and inequalities involving absolute value.
AII.2.0Students solve systems of linear equations and inequalities (in two or three variables) by substitution, with graphs, or with matrices.
AII.3.0Students are adept at operations on polynomials, including long division.
AII.4.0Students factor polynomials representing the the difference of squares, perfect square trinomials, and the sum and difference of two cubes.
AII.5.0Students demonstrate knowledge of how real and complex numbers are related both arithmetically and graphically. In particular, they can plot complex numbers as points in the plane.
AII.6.0Students add, subtract, multiply, and divide complex numbers.
AII.7.0Students add, subtract, multiply, divide, reduce, and evaluate rational expressions with monomial and polynomial denominators and simplify complicated rational expressions, including those with negative exponents in the denominator
AII.8.0Students solve and graph quadratic equations by factaoring, completing the square, or using the quadratic formula. Students apply these techniques in solving word problems. They also solve quadratic equations in the complex number system.
AII.9.0Students demonstrate and explain the effect that changing a coefficient has on the graph of quadratic functions; that is, students can determine how the graph of a parabola changes as a, b, and c vary in the equation y = a(x-b)2 + c
AII.10.0Students graph quadratic functions and determine the maxima, minima, and zeros of the function.
AII.12.0Students know the laws of fractional exponents, understand exponential functions, and use these functions in problems involving exponential growth and decay.
AII.15.0*Stuetns determine whether a specific algebraic statement involving rational expressions, radical expressions, or logarithmic or exponential functions is sometimes true, always true, or never true. *If NOT about logarithms.
AII.16.0Students demonstrate and explain how the geometry of the graph of a conic section (e.g., asymptotes, foci, eccentricity) depends on the coefficients of the quadratic equation representing it.
AII.17.0Give a quadratic equation of the form ax2 + by2 + cx + dy + e = 0, students can use the method for completing the square to put the equation into standard form and can recognize whether the graph of the equation is a circle, an ellipse, a parabold, or a hyperbola. Students can then graph the equation.
AII.18.0Students use fundamental counting principles to compute combinations and permutations.
AII.20.0Students know the binomial theoreum and use it to expand binomial expressions that are raised to positive integer powers.
AII.22.0Students find the general term and the sums of arithmetic series and of both finite and infinite geometric series.
AII.24.0Students solve problems involving functional concepts, such as composition, defining the inverse function and performing arithmetic operations on functions.
AII.25.0Students use properties from number systems to justify steps in combining and simplifying functions.
September 30, 2004

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