The EMPT is designed to allow high school students to see how ready they are to pursue math courses on the post-secondary level. Each major at every post-secondary institution in the state has some mathematics requirement. In some cases, the requirement can be filled while still in high school but in most cases, additional mathematics course work is required and appropriate preparation is key to success in these courses.
The EMPT program consists of two parts:
The intent of the EMPT program is to encourage students to take college preparatory mathematics courses all four years of high school. Even if the high school preparation looks adequate for post-secondary course work or transition to work after junior year, not taking a mathematics course as a senior could lead to a serious drop in placement level when actual placement tests are administered.
The Early Mathematics Placement Tool Program is a partnership of the University of Wisconsin System, the Wisconsin Technical College System, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and Wisconsin High Schools, with funding provided by the State of Wisconsin. The program is free to all participants.
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