I am getting ready to take it and was under the impression is was 2 parts...basic math and algebra. I see a section on my form called College Leval Math and it was checked by my counselor, but I think when I was enquiring about CLEP I asked her to write that on form and she checked that box in error. Did any of you take a 3 part test including some trig, quadratics, etc.?!
My question is does the test start with basic and then move into algebra or does it start with algebra and then go back to basic math or forward to college math?! I'm concerned because I haven't studied trig, functions, etc. because I didn't think they would be on test. HELP!! LOL Just looking to see what all of you ran into if you took the test. Thanks bunches!!!!! :redpinkhe
Jan 21, '08
I took the Accuplacer test last August when I returned to school.
I used cliffnotes website and other websites that refreshed my memory of some things I have forgotten in the 20 years since I graduated HS. I also taught myself some things that I don't remember ever learning in the first place.
When you take accuplace your score determines if you continue to the next section. So if you pass the first part (which determines if you need non credit math courses) it will then test you for college algebra. If you pass that section it will start to test you for trig. I think the box they check determines where to start you...in section 1, section 2 and so on. If you start in trig and don't do well it probably will take you to the test for section 2 and see how you do there.
I passed the first two and it started to test for trig and I had NEVER seen anything like it in all of my days and so I placed in the college algebra, which is where I needed to be to take the chem class I needed and so that is all I hoped for anyway!
I hope this helps!
Last edit by Hoping4RNin2010 on Jan 21, '08