If you feel that your ACC Assessment Test score does not really reflect your current skill level or that the advice we are giving is not appropriate for you, please feel free to talk with an advisor, either in the Advising Center or in the mathematics department. On the Web, you can look at a discussion of what the advisor will explore with you.

**Elementary Algebra Accuplacer score is 0-38****.**Course Placement recommendation is Basic Math Skills, MATD 0330.**Elementary Algebra Accuplacer score is 39-60.****Elementary Algebra Accuplacer score is 61-120**

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**Elementary Algebra Accuplacer score is between 0 and 38**.

This indicates that you were not able to demonstrate strong algebra skills, so you need to start at the beginning with MATD 0330, Basic Math Skills.

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Your score indicates that indicates that you are able to demonstrate some basic algebraic skills. You have a choice of two courses at this point.

Before you choose a course at this level is the time to think about what you might major in and check on what math courses are required for that major. Be sure that you are preparing for the correct sequence.

**The course that most students take is Elementary Algebra, MATD 0370.**
It is a part of the standard mathematics sequence and a dedicated teacher will
work with you to develop a solid foundation in algebra for later courses and
in applications in many areas. When you finish this course, you should be able
to prepare for and pass the THEA test, which would allow you to enroll in MATH
1332, 1333, or 1342. Another semester of Developmental Math (Intermediate Algebra,
MATD 0390) will be necessary to prepare for Math for Business and Economics,
College Algebra, or higher mathematics courses.

**(Due to declining enrollments, MATD 0360 is no longer
offered.) Your other choice is Topics in Developmental
Math, MATD 0360.** This course covers the same
algebraic topics as MATD 0370, but not in as much depth (fewer and less complex
problems). You will work with a dedicated teacher to make sure that you have
a solid understanding of all the algebraic concepts and a number of other mathematical
topics, which are covered in more depth than in our algebra courses. These topics
that are most relevant for succeeding in several of ACC's college-level mathematics
courses: MATH 1332, College Mathematics, MATH 1342, Elementary Statistics, and
MATH 1333, Mathematics for Measurement. The TASP test also covers these topics.
When you finish this course, you should be able to pass the THEA test, which
would allow you to enroll in MATH 1332, 1333, or 1342. **If you need to take
other college-level mathematics courses, such as College Algebra, MATH 1314,
or Math for Business and Economics, MATH 1324, you should NOT take this route.
You should take MATD 0370, as described in the previous paragraph. **

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You have demonstrated that you recall enough algebraic skills and other mathematical skills to be able to do many of the real-life applications of mathematics and to begin some of the college-credit mathematics courses. Which course is appropriate for you depends first on what is required for your educational goal.

- If you do not need to take higher-level math courses, and if your educational plan requires one of these college math courses (MATH 1332, College Mathematics; MATH 1333, Mathematics for Measurement; or MATH 1342, Elementary Statistics.), then you are ready to begin these. These are fine college-level, transferable courses, but they do not prepare you to take higher-level math courses.
- If you will need to take more mathematics or if you plan to fulfill your math requirement by taking Math for Business and Economics, MATH 1324, or College Algebra, MATH 1314, then you will need to take the current ACC Assessment Test in order to measure your current algebra skill. The main question here is whether you have adequate algebra skills to go directly into these "algebra-intensive" courses or whether you will need to take Intermediate Algebra, MATD 0390, to improve your algebra skills first.

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