Preparing for the Math portion of the

COMPASS Placement Test

There are many sites on the internet that provide links that are very useful for practice for the COMPASS Placement Test (to find them, just google “COMPASS Placement Test”). For your convenience, we have listed a few of the ones we found useful below. Please note that these are not links to University of Akron web-sites…they are merely links we found by doing a web-search. If you find others that are useful, let us know and we will add them to our list.

Useful Links…

http://www.act.org/compass/sample/algebra.html - This is on the official COMPASS web-site, and has practice problems and solutions for the Algebra Section of The COMPASS Placement Test.

http://www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html - This is another page on the official COMPASS web-site, and has practice problems and solutions for all section of The COMPASS Placement Test (Math, Reading, and Writing Skills).

http://www.act.org/aap/sampletest/test1/math/mathtest.html - ... more practice problems and solutions for the Algebra Section of The COMPASS Placement Test.

http://www.act.org/aap/testprep/samples.html - yet more practice problems and solutions for all section of The COMPASS Placement Test (Math, Reading, and Writing Skills)..

http://library.thinkquest.org/20991/home.html - This site has on-line tutorials and quizzes, and more practice problems and solutions for the Algebra Section of The COMPASS Placement Test. This site is not from COMPASS but is very useful.

http://matcmadison.edu/matc/getstarted/assessment/mathstudyguide.shtm This site has links to review materials for the COMPASS math placement test as well as other resources.

 There is a fantastic link (http://blackboard.allegany.edu/) off of the Allegheny College of Maryland webpage that provides a lot of information and great reviews for the math portion of the COMPASS placement test. This link is to a “course” on the Blackboard Leaning System. Once you go to the site above, click on "Login". Use the username "mshore_stu" and use the password "student" and click login. Then click on "Placement Test Prep - Math" (on the right side of the page)- Then, click on “Course Documents” (at the left of the screen). In the middle portion of the screen you will see “Start Here” (which has some basic information and hints on taking the tests), and “Begin Your Studying Here” (which has review materials for the various parts of the math test). This site is not from COMPASS but is extremely useful.

http://elgin.edu/uploadedFiles/MathPlacementReview.pdf - Another site with some sample questions, as well as some formulas and math facts you should review.

http://www.math.uakron.edu/~dpstory/tutorial/mptii/mpt_menu.pdf This is a link to material prepared by a former faculty member at UA (Don Story). This is an in depth review of algebra that he wrote using hyperlinks in pdf documents.