
ACCUPLACER Math Scores 2017
The ACCUPLACER math sections are each scored on a scale of 120–180. Learn more about your ACCUPLACER math score and take the first step towards improving your score today.
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ACCUPLACER Arithmetic ScoresThe arithmetic section of the ACCUPLACER exam consists of 17 questions which determine your knowledge in three areas of basic arithmetic:
 whole numbers and fractions
 decimals and percentages
 applications
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ACCUPLACER Arithmetic Score RangeYour ACCUPLACER Arithmetic score places you in one of five skills groups:
2037  3864  6592  93109  110 

Low Arithmetic Skills  Minimal Arithmetic Skills  Basic Arithmetic Skills  Sufficient Arithmetic Skills  Substantial Arithmetic Skills  For a greater breakdown of the skill groups, you must either be able to apply or have mastered the skills listed in each category below.
Low Arithmetic SkillsStudents can perform the following tasks:
 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 SkillsStudents have mastered the skills in the Low Arithmetic score group. Students are able to do the following:
 Find equivalent forms of fractions
 Estimate calculations involving fractions
Basic Arithmetic SkillsStudents have mastered the skills in the Minimal Arithmetic and Low Arithmetic score groups. Students are able to perform the following tasks:
 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 SkillsStudents have mastered the skills in the Basic Arithmetic, Minimal Arithmetic, and Low Arithmetic score groups. Students can apply learned knowledge and solve problems from all skills groups with ease.
Substantial Arithmetic SkillsStudents who have mastered all skills groups and consistently deliver high scores in all tests may receive a score that places them in the Substantial Arithmetic Skills group.
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ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra ScoresThe elementary algebra portion of the ACCUPLACER exam consists of 12 questions that determine your knowledge in three areas of elementary algebra:
 integers and rationals
 algebraic expressions
 equations, inequalities, and word problems
2043  4481  82108  109 

Minimal Elementary Algebra Skills  Basic Elementary Algebra Skills  Sufficient Elementary Algebra Skills  Substantial Elementary Algebra Skills  For a more substantial break down of the score groups, read below to learn about the skills that students must master or at least be able to apply.Minimal Elementary Algebra SkillsStudents can perform the following tasks:
 Perform operations with signed numbers
 Combine like terms
 Multiply binomials
 Evaluate algebraic expressions
 Add radicals
 Add algebraic fractions
 Factor the difference of squares
 Square binomials
 Solve linear equations with integer coefficients
 Factor quadratic expressions
Basic Elementary Algebra SkillsStudents have mastered the Minimal Algebra score group skillset and can complete the following tasks:
 Solve linear equations with integer coefficients
 Simplify algebraic expressions
 Solve quadratic equations
Sufficient Elementary Algebra SkillsStudents have mastered the skill sets for both the Minimal Algebra and Basic Algebra score groups, and can perform the following tasks:
 Simplify algebraic expressions
 Factor quadratic expressions where a=1
 Solve linear equations with fractional and literal coefficients, and linear inequalities with integer coefficients
 Solve systems of equations
 Identify graphical properties of equations and inequalities
Substantial Elementary Algebra SkillsStudents who have mastered all score group skill sets for Elementary Algebra and can consistently apply learned knowledge and perform well in ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra testing may score within the Substantial Elementary Algebra Skills score group.
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ACCUPLACER CollegeLevel Math ScoresThe Elementary Algebra section of the ACCUPLACER exam consists of 20 questions which determine your knowledge in six areas:
 algebraic operations
 solutions of equations and inequalities
 coordinate geometry
 applications and other algebra topics
 functions
 trigonometry
2039  4062  6385  86102  103 

Low CollegeLevel Math Skills  Minimal CollegeLevel Math Skills  Basic CollegeLevel Math Skills  Sufficient CollegeLevel Math Skills  Substantial CollegeLevel Math Skills  Students must be able to apply or in some cases master a particular set of skills. For a more substantial break down of the score groups, read below to learn about the skills that students must master or at least be able to apply.
Low CollegeLevel Math SkillsStudents can complete the following tasks:
 Identify common factors
 Factor binomials and trinomials
 Manipulate factors to simplify complex fractions
 Simplify and perform arithmetic operations with rational expressions, including complex fractions
 Work with algebraic expressions involving real number exponents
 Factor polynomial expressions
 Solve and graph linear equations and inequalities
 Solve quadratic equations by factoring
 Solve absolute value equations
 Graph simple parabolas
 Determine the value of a function for a specific number in the domain
 Determine the value of the composition of two functions
 Understand basic geometry and trigonometry
Minimal CollegeLevel Math Skills
Students have mastered the Low CollegeLevel Math skill set and can perform the following tasks:
 Evaluate and simplify expressions involving functional notation, including composition of functions
 Understand polynomial functions
 Solve simple equations involving trigonometric functions, logarithmic functions, and exponential functions
Basic CollegeLevel Math SkillsStudents have mastered the Low CollegeLevel Math and Minimal CollegeLevel Math skill sets, and can complete the following tasks:
 Perform algebraic operations and solve equations with complex numbers
 Solve righttriangle problems
 Understand trigonometric functions and their inverses
 Solve trigonometric equations
 Manipulate trigonometric identities
 Understand the relationship between exponents and logarithms
 Understand the rules that govern the manipulation of exponents and logarithms
 Recognize graphic properties of functions such as absolute value, quadratic, and logarithmic
Sufficient CollegeLevel Math SkillsStudents have mastered the Low CollegeLevel Math, Minimal CollegeLevel Math, and Basic CollegeLevel Math skill sets.
Substantial CollegeLevel Math SkillsStudents who have mastered all the skill sets for the CollegeLevel Math scoring groups and who deliver strong performances during testing sessions may achieve a score that places them in the Substantial CollegeLevel Math Skills score group.
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