Find study materials & tips for placement test prep

If you’d like to encourage students to use Khan Academy to brush up on their college math, we recommend taking the following steps.

Help students find the best curriculum for their needs

COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW: If students want to learn or review college-level algebra, the best subject for them to dive into is Algebra Basics.  This subject is ideal for anyone looking to prepare for a high school or college placement exam. It covers all of the foundational ideas in algebra and related topics in pre-algebra and geometry. If you're looking for more exhaustive coverage, then the Algebra I & II subjects may be better for you.  To see the entire list of exercises and videos that are located within this Algebra Basics, click here.
Download our guide to Khan Academy subjects (or "missions") as a PDF: Missions: Focusing students on meaningful content (higher education version).
TARGETED REVIEW: You can use study guide to help focus students for shorter or more targeted review.  For inspiration, check out these sample guides for students doing quick refreshers for their college placement tests.
Students working independently may find it helpful to convert the study guide into a study plan. (See this article for more information.)

Explore the tools available to you as a coach

By creating a coach account and adding your students to your Khan Academy roster, you can access their progress information and better support their learning.

Help students build a study plan

Study plans help students who aren't using missions organize their studies. They also empower students to take ownership over their own learning.