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College Readiness

A package of tools to prepare students for college.

Introduction to College Readiness: Math

College Readiness: Math was developed to prepare students for the level of math required in their respective college programs. It is composed of nine different foundational math topics, each broken down into three parts:

1. An 8-item untimed diagnostic assessment to measure your current math level in that specific topic.

2. Upgrading modules to improve the math skills required by your program.

3. A summative assessment to show you how your skills have improved after completing the upgrading modules.

Complete all three parts for each topic area to earn a certificate of completion.

If you require any technical assistance while using College Readiness: Math, please use the purple Contact Us button which can be found in the lower left-hand corner of each page after logging in.

Note: Chrome and Firefox are the recommended browsers for optimal experience.

For any other questions, please contact collegereadiness@rrc.ca.


A hyperlinked screenshot of the College Readines: Math login page

College Readiness: Math log-in page.


 

Signing Up

Click here to register for College Readiness: Math.

Click Register.

Fill in your information and select your course information of the "Course Registration" dropdown menus.

Click the green Register button to complete registration.


College Readiness: Math registration page.


 

Taking the Diagnostic

After logging in, you will see a list of nine foundational math topics. Each topic has a diagnostic assessment, a list of upgrading modules, and a summative assessment.

Click one of the listed math topics to get started. After you click on a topic, you will see “Diagnostic” and a number (the number corresponds to the topic number, i.e. Diagnostic 1 is the diagnostic test for topic 1, Whole Numbers).

Click "Diagnostic" and work your way through the 8 questions. After completing the diagnostic, you will see your score and the list of topic areas in which you may need to improve.

  • You get one attempt for each diagnostic.
  • Take your time! There is no limit.
  • The diagnostic is designed to be completed without a calculator. Don’t worry if you find some of the questions difficult without one! We encourage you to simply do your best. When you get to the upgrading modules, some may require the use of a calculator.  
  • The diagnostic only considers your final answer, not how you made your calculation. This means that you may be off by one number due to simple error. Don’t be discouraged! You will have a chance to retry these skills in the upgrading modules and to review and confirm your understanding of the skill in question.
  • Feel free to use pencil and paper while working on your calculations.

*Important note! Your score will have no impact on your admission to your program or your GPA. Your score may be lower than you expect, and that is okay! The goal of the assessment is simply to show you in which areas you may need a bit more practice.

If English is not your first language and you find either the language or the math challenging, please continue with the diagnostic as best you can. Remember that you will learn about math skills and language in the upgrading modules.

Here's an example of a question seen on the diagnostic in a given topic area.

Upgrading Your Skills

The upgrading component is made up of interactive modules that allow you to learn at your own pace.

Once you have completed a diagnostic assessment, a list of upgrading modules for that topic area will be shown. These modules will show a percentage that corresponds to your mastery of a topic. You are welcome to return to the modules as often as you like to work on your skills.

Click any of the links listed under "Upgrading" to start working your way through that module.

Tips for upgrading:

  • Each module will track your progress along the top of the screen. Use this feature to manage your time.
  • You can pause and navigate each module using the controls at the top of the screen.
    • They are usually found at the top right of the screen. Look closely, as they can be very faint!
  • When you are finished a module, click the "Lessons & Assessments" button from the left-hand menu to return to the main page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Use the controls along the top of the page to navigate the upgrading modules. Look closely, as the controls can be hard to see.


After completing a module, click the "Lessons & Assessments" button to return to the main page.

Taking the Summative

The summative test assesses the new knowledge and skills that you obtained through the upgrading modules.

To unlock a topic area's summative test, you must either complete all the upgrading modules for that topic area or achieve a mark of 88 percent or higher on that topic area's diagnostic.

Each summative test:

  • Is made up of 8 questions assessing your knowledge and skills.
  • Can be attempted as many times as you need.
    • You are presented with different questions for each new attempt.
    • This makes the summative test very useful for reviewing your skills.
  • Will redirect you back to the upgrading modules that you need to work on, if you are unsuccessful.

*If the summative test does not unlock after completing the upgrading modules, try refreshing the page.


There's no limit to the number of times you can attempt a summative test, making it a useful review tool.

Congratulations!

Achieving an average score of 80 percent across the summative tests from all topic areas will unlock a certificate of completion.

Congratulations! You've just taken another step forward in setting yourself up for success in your program!