Math Assessment Information
Summary of Elementary Algebra test content:
A total of 12 questions of three types are administered in the Elementary Algebra (EA) test.
The first type involves operations with integers and rational numbers, and includes computation with integers and negative rationals, the use of absolute values, and ordering.
A second type involves operations with algebraic expressions using evaluation of simple formulas and expressions, and adding and subtracting monomials and polynomials. Questions involve multiplying and dividing monomials and polynomials, the evaluation of positive rational roots and exponents, simplifying algebraic fractions, and factoring.
The third type of question involves the solution of equations, inequalities, word problems, solving linear equations and inequalities, the solution of quadratic equations by factoring, solving verbal problems presented in an algebraic context, including geometric reasoning and graphing, and the translation of written phrases into algebraic expressions.
Review Sessions for Math Placement Tests:
Additional study resources are available at the Student Academic Success Tutoring Center located in Student Success Building room 230. Please click HERE for information on FREE Tutoring and help with Accuplacer test preparation including practice questions.
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Official Accuplacer Study Guide:
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Practice questions for College Level Math (CLM) Test
Practice questions for CLM: College Level Math  Review Sheet
Practice questions for Math General Placement Test
(Math GPT exam used ONLY for placement in MTH1080, MTH1210, MTH1610  see advisor BEFORE enrolling!)
Math Score Placement Matrix:
Accuplacer  ACT  SAT  Available Courses 
4571 (EA) OR 4071 (MathGPT)* 
NA  NA  MTH 1080 Mathematical Modes of Thought with peer study  see academic advising or math dept. to register. 
72120 (EA) 
19 or higher  460 or higher 
MTH 1080 Mathematical Modes of Thought 
85  99 (EA)  1923  460559 
MTH 1310 Finite Math with peer study see an academic advisor or math adept. to register. 
100120 (EA)  24 or higher  560 or higher  MTH 1310 Finite Math MTH 1112 College Algebra through Modeling 
7089 (EA) 
N/A

N/A 
MTH1108/1109 Stretch College Algebra 
90104 (EA) AND 22120 (CLM) 
2226

500589 
MTH 1110 College Algebra with peer study  see an academic advisor or math dept. to register. 
105120 (EA) AND 2229 (CLM) 
2226

500589 
MTH 1110 College Algebra with peer study  see an academic advisor or math adept. to register. 
105120 (EA) AND 30120 (CLM) OR 45120 (CLM) 
27 or higher

590 or higher 
MTH 1110 College Algebra 
6579 (CLM) 
N/A

NA 
MTH 1120 College Trigonometry (May retest on CLM one time) 
80  120 (CLM)  NA  NA  MTH 1410 Calculus I 
* Students with a grade of C or higher in MAT060 or a score of 45 or higher on EA are eligible to take the the 1080 Placement Testing (1080GPT). MATH KEY: AR=Arithmetic, EA=Elementary Algebra, CLM=College Level Math, Students who do not place into MSU Denver College Level Math courses should consult with an academic advisor to enroll in appropriate developmental math courses. 
* Students with a grade of C or higher in MAT060 or a score of 45 or higher on EA are eligible to
take the the 1080 Placement Testing (1080GPT).
MATH KEY: AR=Arithmetic, EA=Elementary Algebra, CLM=College Level Math, 1080GPT=Math 1080 Placement Test