CAT Math Test
In order to be accepted to York students must earn a scaled score of at least 45 in Math 1-(Pre-Algebra) and a 45 in Math 2-Algebra sections of the exam.
COMPASS Math is an untimed, multiple-choice, computer-based test designed to measure students’ knowledge of a number of topics in mathematics. The test is organized into four sections:
- Numerical Skills/Pre-Algebra: From basic math concepts and skills (integers, fractions, and decimals) to the knowledge and skills that are required in an entry-level algebra course (absolute values, percentages, and exponents)
- Algebra: Questions from elementary and intermediate algebra (equations, polynomials, formula manipulations, and algebraic expressions).
- College Algebra: Questions that measure skills required to perform operations with functions, exponents, matrices, and factorials.
- Trigonometry: Topics such as trigonometric functions and identities, right-triangle trigonometry, and graphs of trigonometric functions
Placement into CUNY's required basic math courses is based on the results of the numerical skills/pre-algebra and algebra sections. Students must achieve scaled scores of 45 in Math1 (Pre-Algebra) and a 45 in Math 2 (Algebra) or more on both of these two sections to demonstrate minimum proficiency. Some colleges require students to achieve higher scores before they can register for credit-bearing mathematics courses. The test covers progressively advanced topics, with placement into more advanced mathematics or mathematics-related courses based on results of the last two sections of the test.
Math Practice Exercises:
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