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Assessment and Placement

Study Guides

These study guides are provided in PDF format.


The Arithmetic test measures your ability to perform basic arithmetic operations and to solve problems that involve fundamental arithmetic concepts. There are three types of arithmetic questions:

  • Operations with whole numbers and fractions: topics included in this category are addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, recognizing equivalent fractions and mixed numbers, and estimating.
  • Operations with decimals and percent: topics include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with decimals. Percent problems, recognition of decimals, fraction and percent equivalencies, and problems involving estimation are also given.
  • Applications and problem solving: topics include rate, percent, and measurement problems, simple geometry problems, and distribution of a quantity into its fractional parts.

Reading Comprehension

The Reading Comprehension test measures your ability to understand what you read, to identify main ideas, make inferences, and distinguish between direct statements and secondary or supporting ideas.

Sentence Skills

The Sentence Skills test measures your understanding of sentence structure — what makes a sentence complete and clear. Some questions deal with the logic of a single sentence, and others with the relationships between sentences.

Arithmetic Study Guide

Reading Comprehension Study Guide

Sentence Skills Study Guide