Download a handout on the Math Placement Test (PDF)

Check to see if the COMPASS book is available in the library.

## Why is it so Important?

- To get the best score so you can avoid taking extra review classes.
- To cut down on the time it takes you to meet your Math requirements.

## What level (Pre-algebra, Algebra, or College Algebra) do I need to start with?

- If you have never had algebra before, start out with the beginning level test (Pre-algebra).
- If you have had algebra before, start with the middle level test (Algebra).
- If you have had intermediate algebra or higher, start with the highest level test (College Algebra/Trigonometry).

## What do you need to do for the Test?

- Practice and review all the problems from the ACT COMPASS Math Sample Test Questions for your starting level. The relevant links are:
- http://www.act.org/compass/sample/
- http://www.act.org/compass/sample/prealg.html
- http://www.act.org/compass/sample/algebra.html
- http://www.act.org/compass/sample/colalg.html
- http://www.act.org/compass/sample/trig.html
- More Sample Questions - Numerical Skills/Pre-algebra and Algebra (PDF)
- More Sample Questions - College Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry (PDF)

- Borrow a Math book from the the Windward CC Math Lab or Windward CC Library at your starting level.
- Take your time through the test and select your answers carefully.

## Related links

- The Mathematics and Business Department
- Pathfinders to resources on Mathematics and Algebra (for more general information)
- MyMathLab - product tour for students
- Cuttoff scores for COMPASS placement