Math Placement Test Preparation/Review

Congratulations on choosing to review for improving your placement! De Anza College uses numerous tools for math assessment preparation. Below you will find information on several tools to assess your placement level pre- and post-review.

Khan Academy

What is Khan Academy? Click to read about the free self-study online program that includes interactive exercises, videos and an expansive library of content!

Steps to sign up for Khan Academy:

  1. Click on Khan Academy Sign Up.
  2. Copy the appropriate course code below. Visit the "Coaches" tab in your profile or In the "Add a coach" field, enter the class code. Below are the class codes:
    • Prealgebra (Math 210) Review  7NTU4Y
    • Elementary Algebra (Math 212) Review  AGXTH9
    • Intermediate Algebra (Math114) Review  UCB3JB
    • PreCalculus (Math 41, 42, 43) Review  TEF6A6
  3. Start your review by clicking the appropriate link:
  4. If you are taking your placement test for the first time, complete your review, then make your appointment at Placement Test Appointment webpage.
  5. If you are trying to take a second placement test and are willing to put in some work to dramatically improve your score, then you should really consider signing up for the ALEKS math module found below because the program is "smart," rigorous and has proven results for students like you!

ALEKS Review Modules

What is ALEKS? Click to read about the for-pay self-study online review program that is customized to your needs. Depending on your goal, you should expect to spend anywhere between 60-120 hours to complete the whole review.

Select the course you would like to place into and read how to sign up along with recommended completion percentages for placement goal:

Interested in assessing your current level of math?

The following links are to UC San Diego's Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project and will give you a good idea of how you will score on De Anza's Placement Test.

Mathematical Analysis Readiness Test will test your knowledge in algebra I, II and geometry.  This determines whether you are ready for college-level math, i.e. Math 10, 11, 41, 44 or 46.

Calculus Readiness Test will test your knowledge in college algebra and trigonometry, or precalculus.  This determines whether you are ready for advanced college-level math, i.e. Math 43 or Math 1A.

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