Math assessment review

Which level do I take?

Algebra Readiness

This is the assessment to take if you have never studied algebra.  Students who take this assessment will be advised to take one of these courses: Math 20, Pre-Algebra or Math 30, Elementary Algebra.  (High scorers may wish to take the Elementary Algebra Assessment next.)

Elementary Algebra

Students who take this assessment will learn whether enrollment in one of these courses is indicated: Math 20, Pre-algebra; Math 30, Elementary Algebra; or Math 64, Intermediate Algebra. Take the Elementary Algebra Assessment if any of the following statements applies to you:

  1. Elementary algebra was the highest math class that you completed.
  2. You have taken at least two years of high school algebra (or the equivalent), but you took your last algebra course more than two years ago, or you earned a grade below “B.”
  3. You earned a very high score on the Algebra Readiness Assessment and you have studied elementary algebra.
  4. You took the Intermediate Algebra Assessment and you were advised to take this assessment next.
  5. Your elementary algebra skills are sharp and you are very confident about your ability to solve the types of problems listed above in the time allotted.

Intermediate Algebra

Students who take this assessment will learn whether they have met the graduation requirement for competency in math; whether re-assessing on the Elementary Algebra Assessment is recommended; if preparedness is indicated for enrollment in Math 64, Intermediate Algebra; or if preparedness is indicated for enrollment in any of the following transfer courses: Math 103, Statistics; Math 105, Concepts and Structures of Elementary Mathematics I; Math 115, Calculus with Applications; or Math 126, Pre-Calculus I: College Algebra.

This is the assessment to take if any of these statements is true:

  1. You have taken at least two years of high school algebra (or the equivalent) and you completed your last algebra course within the past two years with a grade of at least “B.”
  2. You have taken three years of high school algebra or the equivalent, but you took your last algebra course more than three years ago, or you earned a grade below “B.”
  3. You earned a very high score on the Elementary Algebra Assessment and you have studied intermediate algebra successfully.
  4. You took the Pre-calculus Assessment and were advised to take this assessment next.
  5. Your intermediate algebra skills are sharp and you are very confident about your ability to solve the types of problems listed above in the time allotted.

Pre-Calculus

Students who take this assessment will learn whether they have met the graduation requirements for competency in math; whether re-assessing on the Intermediate Algebra Assessment is recommended; if they qualify for Math 131, Pre-Calculus II: Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry, or if they qualify for Math 150, Calculus and Analytic Geometry.

This is the assessment to take if any of the following statements is true:

  1. You have completed Trigonometry and at least three years of high school algebra (or the equivalent); you finished your last course within the past two years; and you earned a grade of at least “B.”
  2. You earned a very high score on the Intermediate Algebra Assessment and you have completed a course in Trigonometry.
  3. You have studied Trigonometry, your algebra skills are sharp, and you are very confident about your ability to solve the types of problems listed above in the time allotted.