# 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.)

- TOPIC 1 - Integers
- TOPIC 2 - Fractions
- TOPIC 3 - Decimals
- TOPIC 4 - Exponents
- TOPIC 5 - Equations and Expressions
- TOPIC 6 - Geometry

**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:

- Elementary algebra was the highest math class that you completed.
- 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.”
- You earned a very high score on the Algebra Readiness Assessment and you have studied elementary algebra.
- You took the Intermediate Algebra Assessment and you were advised to take this assessment next.
- 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.

- TOPIC 1 - Arithmetic Operations
- TOPIC 2 - Polynomials
- TOPIC 3 - Linear Equations and Inequalities
- TOPIC 4 - Quadratic Equations
- TOPIC 5 - Graphing
- TOPIC 6 - Rational Expressions
- TOPIC 7 - Exponents and Square Roots
- TOPIC 8 - Geometric Measurement
- TOPIC 9 - Word Problems

**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:**

- 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.”
- 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.”
- You earned a very high score on the Elementary Algebra Assessment and you have studied intermediate algebra successfully.
- You took the Pre-calculus Assessment and were advised to take this assessment next.
- 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.

- TOPIC 1 - Elementary Operations
- TOPIC 2 - Rational Expressions
- TOPIC 3 - Exponents and Radicals
- TOPIC 4 - Linear Equations
- TOPIC 5 - Quadratic Polynomials
- TOPIC 6 - Graphing and the Coordinate Plane
- TOPIC 7 - Functions
- TOPIC 8 - Word Problems

**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:**

- 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.”
- You earned a very high score on the Intermediate Algebra Assessment and you have completed a course in Trigonometry.
- 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.

- TOPIC 1 - Elementary Operations with Numerical and Algebraic Fractions
- TOPIC 2 - Operations with Exponents and Radicals
- TOPIC 3 - Linear Equations and Inequalities
- TOPIC 4 - Polynomials and Polynomial Equations
- TOPIC 5 - Functions
- TOPIC 6 - Trigonometry
- TOPIC 7 - Logarithms and Exponential Functions
- TOPIC 8 - Mathematical Modeling - Word Problems