Yes. Sign up for a Chemistry 10 Challenge. All tests are in person. You will be asked for a government-issued photo identification upon check-in. The test itself is timed at 50 minutes.
The best preparation for the test (and for Chemistry 11) is to review your algebra and chemistry skills. You should consider borrowing a Chemistry 10 textbook from the SMC Library to familiarize yourself with general chemistry concepts. You can also review other test preparation guides available at bookstores. You may also want to review the materials found at the following websites:
SMC uses the California Chemistry Diagnostic Test to assess students' skills in chemistry. This is a timed, computerized test consisting of 44 questions. Students will be given 50 minutes to complete the test. You will be given scratch paper, pencil, calculator, and the periodic table to use on the Chemistry Exam. No outside calculators or electronic devices are allowed in the Testing Center.
This exam consists of questions based on high school chemistry and high school mathematics. Topics and skills tested may include:
Math: solving simple algebraic equations; use of proportions and percentages; solving word problems.
Chemistry: the majority of items are concerned with concepts addressed in Chemistry 10, including elements and their properties, chemical formulas, concentrations of solutions, gases, oxidation numbers, redox reactions and the concepts of acids and bases.
- You will need to have the copy of the periodic table you are given by staff
- You are not allowed a calculator. If needed, one will be provided on the exam
- No other materials are allowed for the exam