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Placement Test Preparation/Math Review

De Anza College uses two tools for math assessment preparation.  Below you will find information for both, along with several tools to assess your placement level pre- and post-review.

Khan Academy

What is Khan Academy?  Click to read about the free self-study online program that includes interactive exercises, videos and an expansive library of content!

Steps to sign up for Khan Academy:

  1. Click on Khan Academy Sign Up to sign up using your Google account, Facebook account or sign up using email.
  2. Copy the appropriate course code below.  Follow the instructions for "How to add a coach" using the appropriate class code/coach ID for your level and click "Join class." Below are the class codes:
    • Prealgebra (Math 210) Review                 7NTU4Y
    • Elementary Algebra (Math 212) Review   AGXTH9
    • Intermediate Algebra (Math114) Review   UCB3JB
    • PreCalculus (Math 41, 42, 43) Review      TEF6A6
  3. Start your review by clicking the appropriate link:
  4. If you are taking your placement test for the first time, complete your review, then make your appointment at Placement Test Appointment webpage.
  5. If you are trying to take a second placement test and would like to drastically improve your score, then you should really consider signing up for the ALEKS math module found below because the program is "smart," rigorous and has proven results for students like you!


ALEKS Review Modules

What is ALEKS? Click to read about the for-pay self-study online review program that is customized to your needs!  Depending on your goal, you should expect to spend anywhere between 60-120 hours to complete the whole review.

Select the course you are interest in placing into and read how to sign up along with recommended completion percentages for placement goal:

Prealgebra ALEKS Course for Math 212 placement

Algebra I & II ALEKS Course for Math 212/114 or Math 10/44/46* placement                                *Note: If you completed algebra II or higher in high school select the precalculus course below.

Precalculus I, II & III Course for Math 10, 11, 12, 41, 42, 43, 1A placement


Interested in assessing your current level of math?

The following links are to UC San Diego's Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project and will give you a good idea on how you will score on De Anza's Placement Test.

Mathematical Analysis Readiness Test will test your knowledge in algebra I, II and geometry.  This determines whether you are ready for college-level math, i.e. Math 10, 11, 41, 44 or 46.

Calculus Readiness Test will test your knowledge in college algebra and trigonometry, or precalculus.  This determines whether you are ready for advanced college-level math, i.e. Math 43 or Math 1A.

Building: S-43

Melissa Aguilar

Diana Alves De Lima


Last Updated: 9/28/17