# Algebra Aptitude | BJU Press Testing & Evaluation

The *Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test ^{™}* can help you as a parent or teacher to determine if your student is ready for Algebra 1.

The four parts of the test include:

- Interpreting mathematical information
- Translating to symbols
- Finding relationships
- Using symbols

The *Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test*:

- Takes about an hour.
- Is self-scored, with tables for converting raw scores to standard scores, percentile ranks, and stanines.
- Booklets must be returned within 21 days after the test date in the provided envelope.
- Can be shipped only to an approved tester.

The results of this test, combined with the student’s demonstrated proficiency in standard math, **determine the student’s readiness for Algebra 1**.

If your student scores low on the aptitude test or feels hesitant about any math concepts, you should consider using a pre-algebra course before beginning Algebra 1.