Substantial Booyah

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)

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