Math Assessment Information
Is the Math Assessment required?
Yes! The Math assessment is required of new firsttime college students attending Pasadena City College and of all students who would like to enroll in a math course for the first time.
What is the purpose of math assessment?
To recommend a math class that is neither to easy nor too difficult so that you don’t waste time by selecting an inappropriate class.
What is the name of the Math assessment test?
PCC administers the ACCUPLACER Exam to assess student skills in math. All students will take the Elementary Algebra exam to begin with and if they score below a 43 on the exam, the Arithmetic exam will be administered. If a student scores a 84 or higher on the Elementary Algebra exam, the College Level Math exam will be administered. If you want to maximize your chances of placing into a collegelevel math class it is crucial that you perform well in the first few questions you see.
How can I best prepare for the math assessment?
There are numerous resources to help you prepare for the exams listed below.
Links to Sample Tests
Review of Arithmetic & PreAlgebra Skills
Review of Algebra Skills (Elementary & Intermediate)
Links to Review Concepts
Review of College Algebra Skills
Links to Review Concepts
Review of Geometry Skills
Links to review concepts
Links to sample tests
Review of Trigonometry Skills
Links to Review Concepts
Note: Page compiled by PCC Math Division.
