Web-based Calculus Readiness Test

Note: Taking this test does NOT exempt you from taking the MPE.

The Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP) offers a web-based Calculus Readiness test.

Topics covered

The test covers material through precalculus and trigonometry:

  • Exponents and Radicals
  • Functions
  • Geometric Applications
  • Linear Equations and Inequalities, Absolute Values, and their Graphs
  • Logarithmic and Exponential Functions
  • Polynomials and Polynomial Functions
  • Rational Expressions and their Graphs
  • Trigonometry

Taking the test

To get an indication of your level of preparation, you should take this test under test-like conditions, by yourself with no reference materials and in a limited time. You should have paper and pencil available for working problems or noting problems that you may want to come back to later.

Allow one hour to take the online test.

Scoring

While your score on the readiness test does not guarantee how you will do on the MPE, here are a few guidelines to interpreting your score:

A score 30 or higher usually means you can get an MPE score to qualify for Math 20A.

A score 24 or higher usually means you can get an MPE score to qualify for Math 10A. You are strongly encouraged to take an early administration of the MPE to ensure you qualify for your class.

If you score lower than the guideline score for your desired class, then you are strongly encouraged to review the list of topics included in your diagnostic report before taking the MPE. Again, you are strongly encouraged to take an early administration of the MPE.

Online Readiness Tests