__Algebra 1 ECA Q & A__

**What does ECA stand for?**

**E**nd of **C**ourse **A**ssessment

**What if a student doesn't pass the Algebra I ECA?**

*The student will have the opportunity to take the exam again.*

*The Algebra I ECA is made up of two exams (~27 questions per exam). Students will be given 55 minutes per exam. *

*Avon currently administers one exam per day, unless the student is retaking the ECA, then both exams are administered on the same day. *

*If a student has an IEP and is granted extra time for ISTEP testing, the student will be granted extra time for the Algebra I ECA as well. If the student may use a calculator per his/her IEP, then that student will be allowed to use his/her calculator for both days of testing.*

**When will students take the Algebra I ECA?**

*The Algebra I ECA is given at the completion of Algebra I part B. *

**What resources will students be allowed to use while taking the Algebra I ECA **- Reference Sheet
*calculator (but only for one of the days) **graphing calculator (but only for one of the days) **graph paper **ruler*

**What will the exam look like?**

*The ECA is given on the **c**omputer***.** One** ***question will appear per screen. Students should skip a question if they don't know how to answer it right away. Students may also "bookmark" questions so they are reminded to revisit the question. Once a student has reached the end of the exam he/she will see a list of all questions. The question will either say "answered" or "unanswered". All bookmarked questions will also be indicated. From this list students may revisit any question on the exam. *

**What types of questions are asked?**

* *__Multiple-choice __**-** The answer to the question can be found in one of four answer choices provided.

__Numeric response__** ****-** The answer to the question is a number response that must be typed in the text box. Only numbers will be allowed, no variables.

__Short answer__ -** **The answer to the question is a single expression or equation that must be typed in the textfield.

__Extended response __-** **The answer to the question is a graph or a written explanation that must be typed in the space provided. Students should explain their answer in full detail since partial credit may be awarded.