DEMONSTRATION ONLY: This demonstration presents an abbreviated version of the complete COMPASS course. Click 'Next' at the bottom of the screen or make a selection from the links on the left to begin. Not all links are available for the demo.
Introduction to COMPASS Mathematics
This program prepares you for the Numerical Skills/Prealgebra, Algebra, and College Algebra sections of the COMPASS.
Numerical Skills/Prealgebra Placement Test
Questions in the Numerical Skills/Prealgebra Placement Test range in content from basic arithmetic concepts and skills to the knowledge and skills considered prerequisites for a first algebra course. The Numerical Skills/Prealgebra Placement Test includes items from more than a dozen content areas; however, a majority of the questions come from the following categories:
 Operations with Integers
 Operations with Fractions
 Operations with Decimals
 Positive Integer Exponents, Square
 Roots, and Scientific Notation
 Ratios and Proportions
 Percentages
 Averages (Means, Medians, and Modes)
Algebra Placement Test
The Algebra Placement Test is composed of items from three curricular areas: elementary algebra, coordinate geometry, and intermediate algebra. Each of these three areas is further subdivided into a number of more specific content areas. Overall, the Algebra Placement Test includes items from more than 20 content areas; however, the majority of test questions fall within the following eight content areas:
 Substituting Values into Algebraic
 Expressions
 Setting Up Equations for Given
 Situations
 Basic Operations with Polynomials
 Factoring Polynomials
 Linear Equations in One Variable
 Exponents and Radicals
 Rational Expressions
 Linear Equations in Two Variables
College Algebra Placement Test
Items in the College Algebra Test focus on algebra knowledge and skills in a variety of content areas. The majority of items come from the following content areas:
 Functions
 Exponents
 Complex Numbers
 Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series
 Matrices (basic operations, equations, and determinants)
