There are 20 questions on the College-Level Mathematics portion of the Accuplacer test. The College-Level Mathematics test assesses from intermediate algebra through precalculus.

- Algebraic operations includes simplifying rational algebraic expressions, factoring, expanding polynomials, and manipulating roots and exponents.
- Solutions of equations and inequalities includes the solution of linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, equation systems and other algebraic equations.
- Coordinate geometry includes plane geometry, the coordinate plane, straight lines, conics, sets of points in the plane, and graphs of algebraic functions.
- Applications and other algebra topics ask about complex numbers, series and sequences, determinants, permutations and combinations, fractions, and word problems.
- The last category, functions and trigonometry, presents questions about polynomials, algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions.

Source: The College Board, (2012). http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/accuplacer/accuplacer-tests.html

The Accuplacer test is untimed. However, you should allow one hour for each subtest needed. For math placement, you will need both the Elementary Algebra and College Math subtests. If you do not know how many subtests you need to satisfy your TSI requirements, please call the university TSIP office at (512) 245-3942.

For information on when you can take the Accuplacer exam at Texas State University-San Marcos, please go to Testing Lab Hours.

For Math Placement, two subtests are required: Elementary Algebra and College Math. Math placement will be determined as follows:

| Elementary Algebra Subscore | College Math Subscore |

1300 | <59 | |

1311 | 59 or higher | |

1315, 1316, 1319 | 63 | |

1317, 1329, 2417 | 86 | |

2471 | 103 |

Source: www.txstate.edu/trec/studentTesting/placementandReadiness/accuplacer

For more information about the Accuplacer examination from The College Board, the non-profit organization that designs and maintains the Accuplacer test, please visit the following website: College Board

Accuplacer test scores are important because they will determine your placement in the first classes you take. If you do well on Accuplacer tests, you might be able to skip over preparatory courses that will review information you're already familiar.

You can prepare for Accuplacer tests by completing self-assessment modules online. This will help you to determine which topics you should review before test day. You can also prepare by exploring practice Accuplacer test questions (found in the next section).

If you want, you can review sample questions such as those found in the following link: Sample Math Questions

Other resources containing information regarding testing taking tips: Tips for Taking ACCUPLACER

There are many resources available to the student that will better prepared the student for Accuplacer test. Listed below are some of the resources, including online practice tests, websites offering assistance/tutoring for math, books, online videos, mobile phone apps, and flashcards.

- Arithmetic Questions for the ACCUPLACER
- Algebra Questions for the ACCUPLACER
- Advanced Algebra and Geometry for the ACCUPLACER
- Advanced Math and Trigonometry

- ACCUPLACER Exam Secrets Study Guide
- Bob Miller's Math for the Accuplacer by Bob Miller (2009)
- College Placement Test Study Guide: With Practice Questions and Solutions by Academic Success Media (2011)

- Flashcards can be found at Flash Card Secrets

Last Updated: 07-03-2012