# CHSPE - California High School Proficiency Exam

Available for students who are 16 or older, the Certificate of Proficiency is legally equivalent to a high school diploma and will qualify you for admission to a California community college.

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The Math portion of this test contains 50 questions, all multiple choice, in the following areas:

**1. Number Sense and Operations**

Scientific Notation

Estimation

Order of Operation

Exponents

Operations with real numbers and radicals

Absolute Value

**2. Algebra and Patterns**

Slope of a line

Linear functions and quadratics from graphs

Inequalities

Linear equations with 1 and 2 variables

Solve quadratics

**3. Statistics and Probability**

Make inferences from data

Solve problems with permutations and combinations

Simple and compound probability

**4. Geometry**

Scale drawings

Perimeter, circumference, area and volume

Pythagorean theorem

Geometric Transformations – Dilation, Reflection and transformation

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