DEMONSTRATION ONLY: This demonstration presents an abbreviated version of the complete NC DAP 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 NC DAP Mathematics
The state of North Carolina has implemented a new system of placing students into developmental math courses. As a result of the Community College System's Developmental Education Initiative, developmental math courses will be offered in modules. So, instead of three math courses, there will be 6 modules. Each module is identified with the acronym DMA or Diagnostic Math Assessment.
The NC Diagnostic Assessment and Placement (NC DAP) test covers the following six skill areas:
- DMA 010: Operations with Integers
- DMA 020: Fractions and Decimals
- DMA 030: Proportions, Ratios, Rates and Percentages
- DMA 040: Expressions, Linear Equations and Linear Inequalities
- DMA 050: Graphs and Equations of Lines
- DMA 060: Polynomials and Quadratic Applications
This instructional program contains the information you need to prepare for and pass all six skill areas tested on the NC DAP. By preparing and obtaining a better score, you will have more class options and can get a head start towards achieving your academic goals.
To the left you will notice links to each skill area. Each skill area includes its own instruction followed by four practice tests.
It is suggested that you first familiarize yourself with the skills within each DMA area by taking one of the four practice tests. This first test (or pre-test) will clearly show how well you understand the material and what must be learned to score well to achieve mastery of the material. Answers and worked-out solutions are shown at the end of each test. If you score above 90% on the pre-test, move on to the next DMA skill area and take another pre-test. If your score indicates need for further instruction, use the explanations to plan further study and improvement.
With three more practice tests in each skill area, a cycle of testing, reviewing, and improving can be repeated. Each cycle will improve your ability to pass each succeeding test.
The program is flexible, so you can begin working through the material from the beginning covering all skill areas, or you can navigate to areas of specific need.
The menu at the left can be used to select portions of each skill area, go to a practice test, return to the Main Menu, or sign out. If you want to see all of the content tested in the six math skill areas of the NC DAP, use the Next button at the bottom of the screens to access each page in the sequence.