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Accuplacer Math: Arithmetic - What Does My Score Mean?

You know your Accuplacer math arithmetic score, but what does it mean for you? Here is a guide that will tell you in what areas you need to improve.
 
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Low Arithmetic Skills
  • Calculate an average, given integer values
  • Identify data represented by simple graphs
  • Make conversions between fractions, decimals, and percents
  • Perform the basic arithmetic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers
  • Estimate products and squares of decimals and square roots of whole numbers and decimals
  • Divide whole numbers by decimals and fractions
  • Solve simple word problems involving fractions, ratio, percent increase and decrease, and area
  • Solve simple percent problems of the form p% of q = ? and ?% of q = r


Minimal Arithmetic Skills
  • Make conversions between fractions, decimals, and percents
  • Perform the basic arithmetic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers
  • Estimate products and squares of decimals and square roots of whole numbers and decimals
  • Solve simple percent problems of the form p% of q = ? and ?% of q = r
  • Divide whole numbers by decimals and fractions
  • Solve simple word problems involving fractions, ratio, percent increase and decrease, and area
  • Find equivalent forms of fractions
  • Estimate calculations involving fractions
  • Solve simple percent problems of the form p% of ? = r


Basic Arithmetic Skills
  • Estimate products and squares of decimals and square roots of whole numbers and decimals
  • Solve simple percent problems of the form p% of q = ? and ?% of q = r
  • Divide whole numbers by decimals and fractions
  • Solve simple word problems involving fractions, ratio, percent increase and decrease, and area
  • Find equivalent forms of fractions
  • Estimate calculations involving fractions
  • Solve simple percent problems of the form p% of ? = r
  • Solve word problems involving the manipulation of units of measurement
  • Solve complex word problems involving percent, average, and proportional reasoning
  • Find the square root of decimal numbers
  • Solve simple number sentences involving a variable


Sufficient Arithmetic Skills
  • Find equivalent forms of fractions
  • Estimate calculations involving fractions
  • Solve simple percent problems of the form p% of ? = r
  • Solve word problems involving the manipulation of units of measurement
  • Solve complex word problems involving percent, average, and proportional reasoning
  • Find the square root of decimal numbers
  • Solve simple number sentences involving a variable


Substantial Arithmetic Skills
If yourscore is in this range, you have mastered the arithmetic processes listed above

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