Placement Test Topics

Mathematics Placement Test
Auburn University Montgomery
Auburn University Montgomery uses the Compass/ACT test for mathematics
placement. We administer the Algebra, College Algebra, and Trigonometry Tests.
Topics covered on each of these tests include:
Algebra Placement Test
Substituting Values into Algebraic Expressions
Setting Up Equations for Given Situations
Basic Operations with Polynomials
Factoring Polynomials
Linear Equations in One Variable
Exponents and Radicals
Rational Expressions
Linear Equations in Two Variables
College Algebra Placement Test
Complex Numbers
Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences and Series
Matrices (Basic Operations, Equations, and Determinants)
Trigonometry Placement Test
Trigonometric Functions and Identities
Right-Triangle Trigonometry
Trigonometric Equations and Inequalities
Graphs of Trigonometric Functions
Special Angles (Multiples of 30 and 45 Degrees)
Sample problems are available at