The CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics
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?
Students must pass Pre-Algebra and Algebra, separately. The passing score for Pre-Algebra is 35 and for Algebra 40. Performance on the College Algebra and Trigonometry parts is used only for placement into higher-level mathematics courses and do not have a passing score.
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