Placement Test Prep (BSP 2000)
Are you preparing to take the college placement or diagnostic test? A collaboration of Developmental Studies, Student Services and Academic & Career Readiness, Placement Test Prep (BSP 2000) classes are FREE brush-up classes for students who have been out of school for a while or who simply need to review skills to improve their score on the college placement tests.
Seventy percent of students who complete the Placement Test Prep program are able to place out of one or more developmental level courses. BSP 2000 is not designed to take the place of developmental classes. The class is a review for students who have had the material in the past and need some brush- up.
Classes are offered throughout the year. Our next available classes are
March 3 – 27 1:00 – 4:00 pm (math only)
May 5 – 26 1:00 – 4:00 pm (math only)
To enroll in an upcoming class, call (336) 506-4376 or email Assessment.Center@alamancecc.edu. Students not able to attend one of the above course offerings may contact Deborah Barket, Assessment Coordinator, at (336) 506-4036 to discuss other options.
We look forward to working with you!
Placement Test Prep (BSP 2000) Math Overview
- Numeric Skills/Pre-Algebra
- Operations with integers, fractions, decimals, and whole numbers
- Positive integer exponents, prime numbers, square roots, and scientific notation
- Ratios & Proportions, percentages, and means/medians/modes
- Elementary Algebra
- Simplifying and evaluating algebraic expressions
- Writing and solving equations
- Basic operations with polynomials
- Manipulating formulas
- Linear equations with one variable
- Intermediate Algebra
- Systems of linear equations with two variables
- Rational expressions and the Quadratic formula
- Factoring polynomials
- Absolute value equations and inequalities
- Calculating slope and distance
Placement Test Prep (BSP 2000) Language Overview
- Reasoning skills to improve proficiency at making appropriate inferences, developing a crucial understanding of text, and determining the meanings of unfamiliar words from context.
- Referring skills to improve proficiency in finding information stated explicitly in a passage.
- Basic grammar and usage – including grammatical agreement
- Style – including avoiding redundancy
- Sentence structure – including relating clauses
- Cohesive techniques – transitions, summaries, main ideas