ACCUPLACER Math Practice Test
How prepared are you for the ACCUPLACER math test?
It’s an important question to ask. It’s just as important to get an objective answer.
The test identifies a student’s strengths and weaknesses in core math areas.
Take our free ACCUPLACER math practice test to assess your level of preparation.
There are a number of aspects to the ACCUPLACER Math. Is there just one test?
No. The Math exams have three separate placement tests. They are arithmetic, quantitative reasoning, and advanced algebra and functions placement.
How many questions are on the ACCUPLACER Math Placement tests?
There are 20 multiple choice questions on the Computer Adaptive Test (CAT), and 40 multiple choice questions on the “companion form,” which is used for students with special accommodations, or when the online test can’t be administered. Here are the content areas, and a synopsis of what they cover:
ArithmeticThe Arithmetic section has five content areas, each with three to five questions in the following areas:
- Whole number operations. This is exactly as it sounds, with questions on adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers.
- Fractions: This is all about fractions and mixed numbers, and how to work with them via addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. You can also expect questions about estimating and rounding.
- Decimals: How well do you know how to add, subtract, multiply, or divide decimals? That’s what this section is about.
- Percent: Tests how well you can calculate percent increase and decreases, the percent of a number, and more.
- Number comparisons and equivalents
Quantitative ReasoningThis placement test has 10 content areas, all with one to three questions.
- These categories all involve calculating numbers. Rational numbers; ratio and proportional relationships; exponents; and probability and sets. The other categories are:
- Creating and evaluating algebraic expressions
- Linear equations, including problem equations and simplification
- Linear applications and graphs includes graphing and systems of equations
- Descriptive statistics, which involves the interpretation of graphical displays of data, sample sets, and more
- There are two geometry areas. Geometry concepts for pre-algebra includes how to calculate area, perimeter, and circumference. Geometry concepts for algebra I examines, for example, distance formula and the Pythagorean theorem as they relate to area, perimeter, and volume.
Advanced Algebra and Functions Placement TestThis test has 11 content areas. All have at least one, and some have many as four, questions.
- There are two types of linear equation content categories. Linear equations involve solving various types of linear math problems. Linear applications and graphs apply those equations to real-life contexts.
- Factoring involves quadratics, cubics, and polynomials
- Creating and solving quadratic equations
- Functions, including graphing and interpreting
- Solving exponential and logarithmic equations
- Geometry concepts for Algebra I and Algebra II
This seems like a lot. How much time do I have to complete the ACCUPLACER Math Placement tests?
There is no time limit. You can work at your own pace.
Can I bring my own calculator to the exam?
No. Handheld calculators are generally not allowed. If a question requires the use of a calculator, a calculator icon will appear on the computer screen.
How do I schedule the test?
Contact the college advising and counseling office, and they can help you.
What if I’m going to college out of state?
Contact your institution. You should be able to make arrangements to take the test at a local college, or with a proctor.
What should I bring on the day I take the ACCUPLACER Math Placement tests?
Please bring a photo ID. Your college may ask you to bring other materials, so please check with them.
Will I receive a pass/fail mark?
No. These are not pass/fails tests. These tests are designed to assess how ready you are for college, so it’s important to do the best you can.
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