California Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project

Web-based Calculus Readiness Test


  1. For each problem you are to select exactly one correct answer from the five choices.
  2. The test is divided into pages. Be sure to save your answers before leaving a page because unsaved answers on that page will not be used when scoring the test. You can change your answers on any page and then save those changes. To change a response, either select another answer or click "No Answer Selected". You cannot select or change any answers after the test is scored.
  3. If you find certain questions difficult or time consuming, you can make a note of their question numbers and return to them after you have gone through the rest of the test.
  4. In scoring the test, only correct answers will be counted.  If you have no idea which of the answers to a given question is the correct one, you should not select an answer. If you happen to guess correct answers to questions that you do not understand, your results may be less useful since they may indicate some understanding that you do not have.

Your test will not be scored until you click the "Save answers and score test" button after the last question.  Do not close your web browser or you will lose any answers you have already entered. Once your test is scored you will not be allowed to go back and change any answers. You may retake the entire test at any time.


No claim is made by the University of California, The California State University, or the California Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project about this web-based Calculus Readiness Test as an indicator of success in any mathematics course. It is not part of any admissions criteria for the University of California or The California State University. It is not a comprehensive assessment of the material in any course.

These materials have been prepared with the support of The California State University, the University of California, and the California Academic Partnership Program. Copyright © 2005 The Regents of the University of California and The Trustees of The California State University.