Before you enroll in an entry-level math class at Rio Salado College, you'll probably need to take a placement test to determine your math placement level. The college has collected practice and study materials that you can access to practice the content that is generally covered by the ACCUPLACER tests.
The actual placement test, called ACCUPLACER, has two levels:
- Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics
- Advanced Algebra and Functions
Which of these tests you take depends on your math background and the math course you need to meet your degree, program or personal goal.
Practice and Study Materials
The following are links to items that can help you review material and prepare for your placement test. These items provide no guarantee of accuracy at predicting your score on the actual placement tests. They do show a similar range of material to that you can expect to see on the test.
EdReady for Rio Salado Students is a free resource of lessons to help you review concepts that you may have forgotten. Their research has shown that 12 hours of review in EdReady.org can significantly increase student placement test scores. If you want to keep track of the progress you've made, you can create a free account.
Prepare-for-ACCUPLACER is the place to find everything you’ve always wanted to know about the Accuplacer – except the exams answers! On the site is a list of the different ACCUPLACER tests available, study materials and Frequently Asked Questions.
Preparation Sample is a link to the College Board’s ACCUPLACER Sample Questions.
Math Videos and Tutorials is a link to the Rio Salado Library's resource page which includes links to Mathispower4u and Khan Academy.