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Mathematics Placement Test Preparation

Prospective students take the COMPASS College Placement Test to determine the level at which they should begin their college studies. COMPASS assesses skill in reading, writing and mathematics. In math, you begin with elementary algebra and move to arithmetic or college-level algebra, based on your performance. As you complete a problem, a computer evaluates your skill level and offers another problem of increasing or decreasing difficulty.

To help you prepare, the Department of Mathematics has developed a series of practice tests. Answers for the sample questions are provided in each file.​