I plan on taking the COMPASS test tomorrow which is required for the nursing program I'm applying too, but my biggest weakest are standardized tests, especially the math section. I know most people blow right through the whole test and the algebra/English question is a joke for them, but for me I'm terrible at math...I purchased a few practice books to review for the test and I'm starting to remember the material I learned a few quarters ago. But when I do the practice problems/test that I find online, idk I just kinda of forget how to do it. I guess my question is how hard is the COMPASS test? For the nursing program I'm applying they require at least a 69 for intermediate algebra or 30 on college algebra, and at least 80 for reading and writing, what do these score mean (Are they out of 100%???). And how many problems are there for each section? The advisor I was talking to told me to start with College Algebra when taking it and if you don't do well, the computer will automatically change to Intermediate Algebra; could I just start at Intermediate Algebra and skip the College Algebra section (I've only really been studying for the Intermediate Algebra)?
Also what is the writing and reading section like? I've been taking practice problems from the books and online as well, but each book/website seem to have different difficulties. Some books/website have really easy questions while other ones ask more complicated questions.
I'm just really stressed out about this test even though I should know this level of math/English by now...just standardized tests are my biggest weakness, but yes any help would be much appreciated!
Thank you all so much!!