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Multiple Choice Test Taking Tips

Tips on answering multiple choice questions:

Read the question before you look at the answer.

Come up with the answer in your head before looking at the possible answers, this way

the choices given on the test won't throw you off or trick you.

Eliminate answers you know aren't right.

Read all the choices before choosing your answer.

If there is no guessing penalty, always take an educated guess and select an answer.

Don't keep on changing your answer, usually your first choice is the right one, unless you

misread the question.

In "All of the above" and "None of the above" choices, if you are certain one of the

statements is true don't choose "None of the above" or one of the statements are false don't

choose "All of the above".

In a question with an "All of the above" choice, if you see that at least two correct

statements, then "All of the above" is probably the answer.

A positive choice is more likely to be true than a negative one.

Usually the correct answer is the choice with the most information.

Surveys and Data

Surveys gather information about the public. The population is entire set of individuals about whom you would like information. A sample is the smaller set of individuals from whom you collect information in a survey. A sample is always part of the larger population. Information from samples is used to make predictions or draw conclusion about the population. A representative sample is as similar to the population as possible.

In a random sample, all members of the population have the same probability of being chosen for a survey. In a simple random sample, all members of the population have the same probability of being chosen for a survey, and the probability of one member being chosen is not affected by whether or not another member is chosen. A simple random sample is the best way to obtain a representative sample.

Conclusions from data are frequently based on the mean, median, mode or range of a set of data.

The mean is also known as the average of a set of numbers. To find the mean of a set of numbers, add the number in the set together and divide them by how many numbers are in the set.

The median is the middle value of a set of numbers when organized from least to greatest. If a data set contains an even number of values, the median of the set is the mean of the two middle numbers.

The mode is the number that occurs most frequently in the data set.

Range is a measure of the spread of the data. When the range of a set of data is large, the data are spread out. When the range is small, the data are close together.

When data are divided into fourths, the divisions between the groups of data are called quartiles.

The first quartile is the median of the lower half of the data.

The second quartile is the median of all the data.

The third quartile is the median of the upper half of the data.

The interquartile range is the range between the the third and first quartiles.

Experimental probability is probability that is based on data. To calculate experimental probability:

Find the total number of times that all outcomes in the data occurred.

Find the number of times that the given outcome occurred.

Divide the second number by the first.

An inference is a prediction based on data.

A simulation is a method used to estimate probability. However, the results of a simulation will not always be accurate. The more trials in a simulation, the more reliable the results of the simulation will be.

Sample HSA Tests ARKANSAS HSA Maryland Algebra 1 HSA

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2005 2005 A 2004 2004 A 2003 2003 A 2002 2002 A 2001 2001 A 2000 2000A 1999 1999A

Public Release HSA 2009 Transformations and special right triangles

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