Ellen and Debby
(l to r): Debby Hodges, NC EMPT administrative support associate; and Ellen Hilgoe, NC EMPT associate director
question of the week Hilgoe recognized by State and Nation
Past Question of the Week NC EMPT Link with SREB Ready Math!
Welcome to the North Carolina
Early Mathematics Placement Testing Program

Celebrating TWENTY-TWO Years of Service to High School Students,
Teachers, and Parents!

The leap from high school to college is broad and daunting for most students.  Unrealistic expectations and lack of knowledge can make the gap even wider and more inaccessible.  Since 1996, the North Carolina Early Mathematics Placement Testing Program (NC EMPT) has offered teachers, students, and their parents the information needed for successful math course placement during that ever-so-critical first semester of college. NC EMPT has since served more than three-quarters of a million high school students across the state.   

One of the very best characteristics about NC EMPT is that its “practice” math placement test and its wealth of information is entirely free-of-charge to every public and non-public high school across the state.  NC EMPT is funded as an outreach and early intervention program of the State of North Carolina.  Its goal is to reduce the percentage of incoming freshmen that place into remedial math at the fifteen UNC campuses and the fifty-eight NC community colleges.  The test results are sent in the form of an individualized letter to each participating student.  Teachers receive revealing summary results by class period.  Results offer a straightforward and timely “reality check” of readiness for college-level mathematics. Read more...