Placement Exam Information 2019

WORLD LANGUAGE

World Language Placement Exam: Saturday, May 18, 8:30am - 10:00am

Spanish

MASTERY OF SPANISH I: FOR PLACEMENT INTO SPANISH II

Vocabulary:

Greetings; numbers to one million; days of the week; months; weather; classroom related vocab/ phrases; after school activities; snacks/ beverages; describing oneself and others; adjectives; class schedules; telling time; describing classes, locations, feelings; asking questions; family members; giving dates; clothing; shopping; places/ events; getting around town; restaurant related vocab.

Grammar:

  • Subject pronouns
  • Ser v. Estar
  • Verbs gustar; ir; tener
  • Present tense conjugations of -ar/ -er/ -ir ending verbs
  • Stem-changing verbs and conjugations o-ue; e-ie; e-i
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Number/ gender agreement between nouns and adjectives
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Comparative
  • Direct Object Pronouns

MASTERY OF SPANISH II: FOR PLACEMENT INTO SPANISH III

Everything listed for Spanish I, plus:

Vocabulary: Travel preparations/ vacation plans; airport; how to get around town; hotel/ accommodations; sporting events/ athletes; health and hygiene; daily routines; clothing/ shopping/ personal needs; expressions of opinion; at the marketplace; expressions of courtesy; historical/ theatrical events; early civilization; modern city; giving/ getting directions; ingredients/ cooking/ foods/ following recipes

Grammar: ALL grammar from Level I PLUS…

  • Personal A
  • Direct and Indirect object pronouns
  • Preterite tense in its entirety
  • Demonstrative adjective and pronouns
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Present progressive
  • Irregular YO verbs
  • Pronouns after prepositions
  • Imperfect tense
  • Preterite VS Imperfect
  • Usted/ Ustedes commands
  • Pronoun placement with commands
  • Affirmative/ negative words/ phrases
  • Double object pronouns

French

MASTERY OF FRENCH I: FOR PLACEMENT INTO FRENCH II

Vocabulary:

Greetings, numbers 0-1,000,000, classroom objects/expressions, likes and dislikes, describing oneself and others (physical and personality), leisure activities, school subjects/supplies, calendar, time, seasons/weather, places in town, breakfast foods and drinks, café food, family/pets, house and furniture, chores, clothing/accessories

Grammar:

  • Subject pronouns
  • Present tense conjugations of -er / -ir / -re verbs
  • Stem-changing verbs and conjugations (-yer, -cer, -ger, boot verbs)
  • Irregular verbs in the present tense: aller, avoir, boire, devoir, dormir, être, faire, partir, pouvoir, prendre, sortir, venir, vouloir
  • Passé Composé with avoir and être, common irregular past participles
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Adjective agreement (irregular adjectives, BAGS)
  • Partitive article
  • Question formation

MASTERY OF FRENCH II: FOR PLACEMENT INTO FRENCH III

Everything listed for French I, plus:

Vocabulary: Describing friends and family, after school activities, celebrations, party preparations, vocab related to birthdays, fruits/vegetables, ingredients/cooking terms, specialty stores, food shopping, school places and events, computer, morning and daily routines, health, hygiene items, parts of the body, injury/illness, farm animals/country life, childhood activities, clothing, interacting at a store

Grammar: ALL grammar from Level I PLUS…

  • Irregular verbs in the present tense: offrir, recevoir, suivre, ouvrir
  • Direct and Indirect object pronouns (present and passé composé)
  • Double object pronouns
  • Reflexive verbs (present, passé composé, and imparfait)
  • Passé Composé
  • Imparfait
  • Passé Composé VS Imparfait
  • The pronouns Y and En

Latin

MASTERY OF LATIN I: FOR PLACEMENT INTO LATIN II

The exam is based on the former NYS Latin Proficiency Exam. Former exams can and should be used as practice for this exam. The link to the exams is: http://www.nysedregents.org/loteslp/latin/home.html

CHECKPOINT A: Learning Goals

  • Personal Identification : Names, gender, age, nationality, occupations, physical characteristics and parts of the body, personality traits, health, clothing
  • House and Family: house, apartment, country home, rooms, furnishings, garden, family members, childhood, family life
  • Physical Environment: City and town, weather, animals, calendar (recognition of names of months and Kalends, Nones, Ides)
  • Meal Taking, Food and Drink: Everyday family fare
  • Educational System: Number system, school life
  • Geography: Italy, Mediterranean
  • Leisure: Pastimes, athletics, circus, arena
  • Travel: Roads
  • History and Government: Historical periods- dates of monarchy, republic, empire, great names in Roman history (recognition)
  • Social Structure: Social class structure
  • Religion: Deities: functions and attributes
  • Architecture and Art: Buildings and structures, mosaics
  • Myths and Legends: Gods, goddesses, heroes, traditional oral tales, Roman virtues

Grammar:

  • Agreement - Finite verb with its subject and Adjective with noun
  • Nominative Case - Subject of finite verb, Predicate nominative, Predicate adjective
  • Genitive Case - Possessive
  • Dative Case - Indirect Object
  • Accusative Case - Direct Object, with Prepositions, place to which
  • Ablative Case - place where, accompaniment, time when, time within which, with prepositions, means or instrument
  • Vocative Case - direct address
  • Pronouns - personal
  • Adjectives - Agreement
  • Verb - Indicative Mood - present tense, imperfect tense, future tense, perfect tense
  • Infinitive - complementary
  • Verb - Imperative - positive and negative

Vocabulary and Derivation:

Know the vocabulary and derivatives for Chapters 1-20 of Ecce Romani

Standard 1: Students will be able to use a language other than English for communication.

  • Read and understand simple connected materials written in Latin
  • Write simple responses to oral, visual, or written stimuli
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the vocabulary, grammar, derivation, and word structure of English
  • Recognize and comprehend simple spoken Latin statements and questions based on classroom situations
  • Articulate simple Latin phrases and convey meaning in controlled situations

Standard 2: Students will develop cross-cultural skills and understandings

  • Demonstrate knowledge of some aspects of Greco Roman culture and selected facts of daily life, myths, history, and architecture
  • Recognize manifestations of antiquity in the modern world

Mandarin

MASTERY OF MANDARIN I: FOR POSSIBLE PLACEMENT INTO MANDARIN II

Vocabulary: Greetings, numbers, measure words, question words, description of: location/feeling/weather, color, occupation, family members, sports; describing outlook, body parts, directions, holidays, time, date, day of week, month, season, food/ drink, expressing thanks and apology.

Grammar:

  • Basic structure of mandarin sentence: Subject + Verb + Object
  • Measure word: Number + measure word + noun
  • Yes or no questions: Verb…...吗?/ Verb+不+Verb?
  • Basic adverbs of degree: 很/非常
  • Basic adverbs of range:都
  • Structural particle:的
  • Negative Sentences:不

MASTERY OF MANDARIN II: FOR POSSIBLE PLACEMENT INTO MANDARIN III

Everything listed for Mandarin I, plus:

Vocabulary: Expressing welcome, shopping, medical appointments, entertainment, transportation, expressions of necessity, suggestions, explanations, opinions, prices, compliments/ praise, travel, and holidays.

Grammar:

  • Quantity and order: 第+number
  • Present/ future/ past tenses:正在+verb;就要+verb+了;已经+verb+了。
  • Complete form:......了。
  • Comparative:比
  • The usage of 把

MATH

Geometry Honors Placement Exam: Saturday, May 18, 10:30am - 12pm

Geometry Honors Placement

  • Translating Algebraic Expressions and Inequalities
      • translating a phrase into an expression or inequality
  • Comparing values
      • comparing fractions, decimals, and integers
  • Laws of Exponents
      • Ex: x3 ● x2 = x5 or (x3)2 = x 6
  • Identifying and Combining Like terms
      • Ex: 3x2 + 2x2 = 5x2
  • Solving one variable and literal equations
      • Ex: 4x + 3 = 6x – 11 or solve for x: 3x – y = 8y
  • Solving a quadratic by factoring (zeros/roots)
      • Ex: x2 – 3x – 18 = 0
  • Solving a quadratic-linear system graphically and algebraically
      • must be able to find the solution(s) by graphing the system or by solving algebraically
  • Identifying the integer solutions to a compound inequality
      • able to find the integers that are solutions to a compound inequality such as 3 < 2x – 5 ≤ 17
  • Identifying the equation of a line
  • Determining the slope (m) and y-intercept (b) of a linear function
  • Solving proportions
  • Basic probability
  • Measurements of central tendency/quartiles
      • mean, median, mode, range
  • Evaluating algebraic expressions
  • Basic geometric shapes
  • Consecutive integers
  • Simplifying Radicals/Perfect Squares
  • Solving a system of linear equations graphically and algebraically
  • Factoring