# Math Placement Assessment

- What exactly is the math placement assessment?Expand dropdownThe math placement assessment consists of two computerized sub-assessments: Algebra, and Advanced Mathematics. Each sub-assessment has 20 questions.
- Do I need to take the math placement assessment?Expand dropdownIf your math SAT score is less than 520, or your math ACT score is less than 19, or your ACT or SAT testing date is more than 3 years old, then you need to take the math placement assessment to determine the appropriate mathematics course for you.
- Should I study?Expand dropdownYes! Study materials are available.
- Are there math placement advisors available?Expand dropdownIf you have any questions about the math placement assessment or your placement into a course, contact Elaine Richards at [email protected].
- Which sub-assessment should I take?Expand dropdownSee a math placement advisor in 508 Pray-Harrold. The math placement advisor will discuss with you which sub-assessment(s) best fit your skill level.
- How do I go about taking the math placement assessment?Expand dropdownSee a math placement advisor in 508 Pray Harrold to get started. You will be given a Math Placement Authorization Form and information about study materials.
- What should I bring with me to take the assessment?Expand dropdownA picture ID is required. If you have a Math Placement Authorization Form, please bring it with you when you come to 508 Pray-Harrold. However, we will have forms available on site. Remember, calculators are not allowed.
- How long does the math placement assessment take?Expand dropdownThis is
**not**a timed assessment, so you can feel comfortable to take your time. The math placement assessment can take from 20 minutes to 90 minutes depending on your level of anxiety and skill. You should not take the math placement assessment if you have less than one hour of time available. - Can I take the math placement assessment more than once?Expand dropdownYou may take each sub-assessment up to three times as long as they are spaced at least 30 days apart.
- What happens if I don't score well on the math placement assessment?Expand dropdownAfter taking the math placement assessment, you will speak with a math placement advisor in 508 Pray-Harrold. The develop.m.ental mathematics program offers two courses, MATH 097 and MATH 098, that provide a supportive environment for students to focus on arithmetic and algebra concepts. Many students report that the develop.m.ental mathematics program provided them with the necessary skills and confidence that they needed to be successful in a college level math class. Elaine Richards coordinates the Develop.m.ental Mathematics Program. You can email or call 487-4474.
- What if my math SAT score is 520 or higher or my math ACT score is 19 or higher?Expand dropdownYour math SAT score (or math ACT score) provides an initial placement into a math course. You are always welcome to take the math placement assessment to place into a higher level math course.