Arizona officials have simplified the test for prospective math teachers to help address a teacher shortage in the state.
The Arizona Daily Star reports that the State Board of Education will only be testing applicants' ability to teach foundational-level math courses, not subjects like trigonometry and calculus.
The board agreed last week to use California math exams while Arizona develops a test of its own for algebra, geometry and consumer math.
People interested in teaching higher-level math courses will still need to pass the existing Arizona assessment.
Administrators say they have been struggling to find teachers for middle school and lower-level high school math.
Associate Superintendent Cecilia Johnson says the state also plans to consider simplifying the test for science teachers by separating the physical and life science components.