basics 
The AMC<8 Test is sponsored by American Mathematics Competitions. That group also runs a very popular test given to high school kids. The test is a twentyfive question test given during the school day in November. Although the test is multiple choice, very few students break 20. The contest is given all over the world, so when it has concluded, global rankings are available.  
contest website  http://www.unl.edu/amc/eexams/e4amc08/amc8.shtml  
samples  Samples are available through the contest website.  
qualifications 
The contest is given during a period of Algebra class in the regular school day. However, if we have registered for more tests than we have Algebra students, other students will be invited to compete as well.  
xmt points 
XMT points are not awarded for participation.
XMT points are awarded for performance at a rate of two points per contest point.  
top performers 
East Tipp began giving the AMC<8 in November 2000.
