Numerical Skills Test

The ASSET Numerical Skills Test is a 32-item, 25-minute test designed to assess basic numerical skills in the performance of operations with whole numbers, decimals, and fractions and basic word problem solving skills involving arithmetic.

The elements of the test and the approximate proportions devoted to each content classification are given below.

  • Arithmetic. The items in this category may include operations with whole numbers; decimals and fractions; factors and common factors; multiples and common multiples; comparison of fractions and decimals; ratio, proportion, and percent; conversion of fractions, decimals, and percents; and order of operations for real numbers.
  • Pre-Algebra. The items in this category may include prime and composite numbers, complex fractions, signed numbers, absolute values, scientific notation, and square roots.

Students may not use calculators on the ASSET Numerical Skills Test.

Numerical Skills Test Item Classification

Classification Proportion of Test Number of Items
Arithmetic .78 25
Pre-Algebra .22  7
Total 1.0032