The Math Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP) has four different levels. You will be asked to select the level at which you feel best prepared. Remember, no calculators are permitted during testing!
To help you determine which Math Test level is right for you, Santiago Canyon College has provided several resources that we encourage you to utilize prior to taking the MDTP:
MATH Decision Chart - information on basic concepts covered across each of the four Math Placement Test levels to help you decide which level is right for you. To review the MATH Decision Chart, click here.
Math Placement Test Sample Questions - Questions covering the basic knowledge across each of the four Math Placement Test levels are available in the Testing Center (E-303) and the Counseling Center (D-106) in paper form. Online versions of sample questions are available here:
Math Level 1: Algebra Readiness Sample Questions
Math Level 2: Elementary Algebra Sample Questions
Math Level 3: Intermediate Algebra Sample Questions
Math Level 4: Pre-Calculus Sample Questions
To schedule an appointment to take the Math Placement test, click here.
Preparing for your Math Placement Test
MyMathTest - a dynamic, interactive online testing program that assesses student strengths and gaps in mathematical knowledge. SCC provides access to this website as a wonderful preparation tool for students prior to taking the Math Placement Test. For more information on accessing MyMathTest, click here.
Tutorial Videos and Practice Worksheets - Need to brush up on your algebra math skills before taking the placement test? Click here to review helpful videos and complete sample worksheets that will aid you in preparing for the Math Placement Test.
Math Placement Test scores are valid for one year. If you took the math test more than one year prior to the date you register and you did not take a math class during that year, you will need to retest.