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The CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics (ACCUPLACER®)


The CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics is an un-timed, multiple-choice, computer-based test composed of four sections: numerical skills/pre-algebra, algebra, college algebra, and trigonometry.

No special computer skills are necessary to take the test. To take the test, students only need to be able to type their name and identification number and be able to point and click using the mouse. Complete instructions are provided at the time the student takes the test.

What does this test measure?

The CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics is designed to measure students' knowledge of a number of topics in mathematics: arithmetic, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, trigonometry, and pre-calculus.

Placement into required basic mathematics courses is based on the results of pre-algebra and algebra sections of the test. Placement into higher level mathematics courses (e.g., Precalculus, Calculus) is based on the results of the last two parts of the test.

What is the passing score?

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Strategies for Taking the CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics

The CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics is designed to measure students' knowledge of a number of topics in mathematics. The following strategies may be helpful when taking the test:

  • Practice math problems without using a calculator. Calculators are permitted to be used in the exam. Students are provided with scratch paper to do the problems.
  • Read each problem carefully.
  • Pace yourself—do not spend too much time on any single word problem or equation.
  • Answer every question. You must answer the question before you can go on to the next one.
  • Review the answer you have selected. Once you click “Go On” you may not return to the previous problem.