I took my placement exam at my local public library. They put me at a public computer in the Teen section on the upper level of the library. It was quiet except for the Spanish-speaking lady sitting near me, gabbing on her cell phone. I started to read my Math problems out loud, and she got up and left! I guess I got my point across. (Hee hee hee).
The test was 17 multiple choice questions. The guidelines they sent to the Librarian said it should take me about an hour. I was done in 20 minutes, 19 seconds, and she said I must have set some kind of record. I thought the test was easy – much easier than the practice sessions had been. Maybe it’s because I studied and practiced so much that it just made it seem easy?
I printed out my score report, and when I got to the car, I used my phone (which I had left locked in the car) to look up how to interpret the results. There are four levels of skill rankings. The rankings are:
- Minimal arithmetic skills (score of 38-64)
- Basic arithmetic skills (score of 65-92)
- Adequate arithmetic skills (score of 93-109)
- Substantial arithmetic skills (score of 110 or higher)
My score was 113. I don’t know what a perfect score would have been, but I do know I ranked in the highest category possible. Booyah!
Booyah: an exclamatory statement, often said when someone is extremely overjoyed. Often people do a hand movement simultaneously as they say ‘Booyah’ (clinching fist and thrusting their elbow downward vertically)