I don't mind the standardized test, I just don't understand why they don't break it down by subject. In the sciences, you take chem, physics, biology - but math is math! Why can't it be broken down into something like 4 tests - Algebra I & II, Calc, Geometry & Trig, and Discrete & Prob & Stats. That's probably a little restrictive, but the tests could be shorter, then they could make more money for less effort on their part. With that testing, you can take what you want/need. I passed MS Math, but now the school system wants to teach Algebra to 7th & 8th graders which means I have to pass CK to teach algebra in the MS. I made the mistake of not knowing my TI-83+ as well as I should have. I borrowed it from my daughter last week, but she needs it for Algebra II. So I planned on buying one for me own when I got home. I also need to practice more, I knew a lot of the material, but it takes me too long to read the problem and then work it out. I wound up just answering b for the ones I didn't go back to. Do you really think an 89 or Nspire would make that much of a difference?