Algebra 1 Test-Out Procedures


Students who have NEVER BEEN ENROLLED in Algebra 1 will be eligible to take the exam. Students interested in taking the Algebra 1 Test-Out must be in at least the seventh grade (or 6th grade at Webster).  Register online using the link below.  Students will be required to bring their student ID with them to the exam. Students who pass this exam will be awarded credit on their high school transcript. The results of the test-out will not affect their grade point average.

Spring Administration

            Test Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

            Time:   9 a.m.-12 p.m.

            Location:  Stevenson High School, 33500 W Six Mile Rd. 



The test-out has been moved to a Saturday later in the year in order to give students the opportunity to cover more information in their current math classes. If you would prefer your student to take the test on a half day of school, as has happened in the past, please contact Ben Hillard to set up alternate arrangements at

Test Components

The Algebra 1 test-out consists of 81 multiple choice questions testing the following High School Content Clusters:

  1. Reason quantitatively and use units to solve problems.
  2. Interpret the structure of expressions.
  3. Create equations and inequalities that describe numbers or relationships.
  4. Understand solving equations as a process of reasoning and explain the reasoning.
  5. Solve equations and inequalities in one variable.
  6. Extend the properties of exponents to rational exponents.
  7. Solve systems of linear equations and systems consisting of one linear and one quadratic equation.
  8. Represent and solve linear and exponential equations and inequalities graphically.
  9. Understand the concept of a function and use function.
  10. Interpret linear, quadratic and exponential functions that arise in applications in terms of a context.
  11. Analyze functions using different representations (include: linear, quadratic, exponential, absolute value, step, and piecewise functions.)
  12. Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities.
  13. Build new functions from existing functions.
  14. Construct and compare linear, quadratic and exponential models and solve problems.
  15. Interpret expressions in terms of the situation they model.
  16. Interpret linear models.
  17. Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials.
  18. Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems.
  19. Use properties of rational and irrational numbers.
  20. Summarize, represent, and interpret data on a single count or measurement variable.
  21. Summarize, represent, and interpret data on two categorical and quantitative variables.

Please feel free to visit the MDE website for more detailed information about the Michigan High School Math Standards.

Test Results

Students must score 80% or better in order to receive credit.

A letter will be sent to the parent/guardian indicating whether or not their student passed the test-out. Counselors will be informed via email from Ben Hillard.