# Accuplacer Assessment Testing

We want to help you succeed, and part of your success as a college student depends on enrolling in courses that match your abilities and skills. You may need to take course placement testing if you do not meet required entry-level skills or prerequisites for college-level English and/or math courses.

Redlands Community College uses ACCUPLACER®, a computerized assessment tool that identifies a student’s English, arithmetic and algebraic skills. Our assessment is only open to students who have submitted their application and intend to enroll at Redlands Community College.

## Testing Hours

Fall and Spring semesters: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

Summer semester: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday

## Math Assessments

There are three math assessments, and your test will be determined by the degree you are pursuing.

The Arithmetic Test has three types of questions:

• Operations with whole numbers and fractions, including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, recognizing equivalent fractions and mixed numbers, and estimating
• Operations with decimals and percentages, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with decimals, percent problems, recognition of decimals, fraction and percent equivalencies, estimation
• Applications and Problem Solving, including rate, percent, measurement problems, simple geometry and distribution of a quantity into its fractional parts

The Elementary Algebra Test has three types of questions:

• Integers and rational numbers, computation with integers and negative rationals, the use of absolute values, ordering
• Operations with algebraic expressions using evaluation of simple formulas and expressions; adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing monomials and polynomials; evaluation of positive rational roots and exponents, simplifying algebraic fractions, factoring.
• Solution of equations, inequalities, and word problems; solving linear equations and inequalities; solution of quadratic equations by factoring; verbal problems in an algebraic context, geometric reasoning and graphing; the translation of written phrases into algebraic expressions.

The College Level Math Test assesses intermediate algebra through pre-calculus, including:

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