# MDTP Sample Tests & Guide

**MDTP ALGEBRA READINESS TEST**

The Algebra Readiness Test was designed to measure arithmetic and pre-algebra skills to determine readiness for a first course in algebra.

**You should take the Algebra Readiness Test if:**

You had no high school algebra.

You had one year of high school algebra or the equivalent.

It has been several years since your last math class.

**Skills measured on the Algebra Readiness Test are:**

Integers

Fractions

Decimals and Percent

Exponents and Square Roots

Simple Equations and Operations with Literal Symbols

Geometry and Graphing

**MDTP ELEMENTARY ALGEBRA TEST**

The Elementary Algebra Test was designed to determine readiness for a second-year algebra course.

**You should take the Elementary Algebra Test if:**

you had 2 or more years of high school algebra or the equivalent *and*

you received a grade of "C" or better in your last math course *and*

you completed your last math course within the last two years.

**Skills measured on the Elementary Algebra Test are:**

Arithmetic Operations

Polynomials

Linear Equations and Inequalities

Quadratic Equations

Graphing

Rational Expressions

Exponents and Square Roots

Geometry

Word Problems

**MDTP INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA TEST**

The Intermediate Algebra Test was designed to determine readiness for a transfer level mathematics course.

**You should take the Intermediate Algebra Test if:**

you had 2 or more years of high school Algebra or the equivalent

(This must include Algebra 2a and 2b, LAUSD numbering) *and*

you received a grade of "B" or better in your last math course *and*

you completed your last math course within the last year.

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**Skills measured on the Intermediate Algebra Test are:**

Elementary Operations

Exponents and Radicals

Graphing and Coordinate Geometry

Linear Equations and Inequalities

Logarithms and Functions

Quadratic Polynomials, Equations, and Inequalities

Rational Expressions

**MDTP PRECALCULUS TEST**

The Precalculus Test was designed to determine readiness for a college level Calculus course.

**You should take the Precalculus Test if:**

you had at least one year of high school Math Analysis or the equivalent *and*

you received a grade of "B" or better in your last math course *and*

you completed your last math course within the last year.

**Skills measured on the Precalculus Test are:**

Exponents and Radicals

Functions

Linear Equations and Inequalities, and Absolute Values

Logarithmic and Exponential Functions

Polynomials and Polynomial Functions

Rational Expressions and their Graphs

Trigonometry

Word Problems

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