How do I practice for the Accuplacer Math Test?
If sitting for the Accuplacer Math Test is in your future, the good news is that there is plenty you can do now to practice. The information below provides a look at what the Accuplacer Math Test is, how it is used, and what you can do to ensure you perform as well as you can on this important exam.
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I hadn't practiced math in 7 years, but going through the course helped me place high on my Accuplacer QAS test! I'll be attending University this fall and couldn't have done it without MathHelp.com
Hal Ribbeck, III
13:55 08 Aug 21
Your Accuplacer program is great and was such a huge help. I hadn't taken a math class in 30 years and I scored a 267 on the AAF. I liked how each lesson was demonstrated during discussion prior to the exercises. It felt much more like an actual live class, and made things much clearer than other self-paced courses out there. Thanks for making this available!
19:04 25 May 21
My daughter used Mathhelp.com to prepare for the Accuplacer math placement test at her university. The school required a score of 279 on the Quantitative Reasoning test to move on to the Accuplacer AAF. The first time, she took it cold and scored a 270, so she was not able to move on to the AAF test. Then she studied on your site and got a 299 on the QR and a 292 on the AAF test, so she is good to go!Your website is very well planned to maximize results while minimizing time investment. The method that worked best for my daughter was to take the practice quiz for each section and then read explanations or watch videos of the problems she missed. That way she wasn't spending time watching videos on topics she already knew/remembered well. I then had her take the full practice tests once she had gone through all of the videos she needed to. Sometimes she didn't even need to view the videos -- your explanations of answers were sufficient in most cases to tell her what she needed to know, but the videos were very helpful when she needed a bit more explanation/step-by-step instruction. Up until this year, she has always done well in math, but a crummy teacher combined with covid virtual school made this year a very tough year for her, and she has lost a lot of confidence as a result. I hope that seeing how well she can do with a bit of good teaching/support has shown her that she can be successful again in this college calculus course.Overall, I was very impressed with how well your website prepared her for the tests, as evidenced by her scores. I will also use your site as she prepares to take the PSAT next year.
15:56 24 May 21
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14:32 10 Apr 21
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16:33 24 Feb 21
What is the Accuplacer Math Test?
The Accuplacer was developed by the College Board, the same institution that provides the well-known SAT. It has been used for over 30 years as a measure of student preparedness for college level math courses. The Accuplacer Math Test is a computer-adaptive exam, which means that the number of questions a student is given and the difficulty level of those questions is based on that student’s answers to the preceding questions. Scores are based on both the number of questions answered correctly and the difficulty level of the math problems that are answered. The exam is multiple-choice and is not time-limited, so test-takers have ample opportunity to figure out their answers without racing against the clock. The Accuplacer Math Test covers a wide variety of math concepts, including:
- operations with whole numbers and fractions
- operations with decimals and percents
- applications and problem solving
- operations with integers and rational numbers
- operations with algebraic expressions
- solving equations, inequalities, and word problems
- algebraic operations and other algebra topics
- coordinate geometry
- functions and trigonometry
How will the results of my Accuplacer Exam be used?
Colleges and other institutions of higher learning use the Accuplacer Math Test as a placement exam. A student’s score determines whether that student will be enrolled in credit-bearing math courses or remedial math classes designed to build necessary skills. Students enrolled in remedial math courses pay tuition for those courses without earning any credit. This not only increases the overall cost of that student’s education, but it can also delay graduation. Furthermore, as the Washington Post reports, students required to participate in remedial courses at the college level are less likely to complete their degrees than their peers who earned credit for all their coursework. In short, the Accuplacer has become a high-stakes test with far-reaching consequences.
How can I best prepare for my Accuplacer Math Test?
Don’t worry if you’re rusty on some of your math concepts, or if there are others you have never learned! There is plenty you can do to ensure a h2 performance on the Accuplacer. With individualized instruction and guided practice throughout every AccuPlacer math lesson, Math Help goes far beyond practice tests. We offer complete Accuplacer Math test prep courses as well.
On test day, make sure to eat a good breakfast, and give yourself plenty of time to arrive at the test site. If you tend to get nervous before standardized tests, try relieving some anxiety with an easy relaxation exercise. The best way to find peace of mind, however, is to make sure you’re well-prepared by using Math Help’s custom Accuplacer Math practice tests and test prep courses. Best of luck on the AccuPlacer Math Test!