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Placement in Developmental or Credit-Earning Math
Based on the College Placement Test  

(effective 3/10/08)

If you are placed in any of the developmental math classes (MAT 010 or MAT 013 or MAT 014), you are permitted to challenge that placement. Please talk with an academic advisor to determine if the challenge is a proper option for you. Please remember that this challenge must take place prior to the first day of class. There will be no challenges to the Math placement in your class during the first week of class. The Challenge Test is available in the Testing Center in JLC 229.

When you meet with an academic advisor, you may learn that your test scores have placed you in a combination math class. You may be placed in a class that combines Basic Math and Algebra I (MAT 009 and MAT 013 co-enrollment) or a class that combines Basic Math and Algebra I  Part A (MAT 009 and MAT 013A co-enrollment. You may also find yourself eligible for a combination Algebra I and II course (MAT 080/0140). The Mathematics Department has also introduced two other combination classe. One combines Algebra II and Precalculus A (MAT 090/MAT 129A while the other combines Algebra II and Statistics I (MAT 090/MAT 123).

The advisor may recommend or you may choose to enroll in the two semester sequence (A and B) of these classes. This will enable you to complete this course over 28 weeks instead of one semester. You may also be eligible for one of the math combination classes.

Please note that if you tested prior to this date and never took a Math course, you are subject to the new Math guidelines.

 

ALGEBRA SCORE

COMPUTATION SCORE


20 - 29 30 - 39 40 - 50 51 - 59 60 - 72 73 & above
0 - 33 MAT 010A MAT 010 MAT 010 MAT 010 MAT 010 MAT 013A or 013 (013A rec.)
34 - 45 MAT 010A MAT 010 MAT 010 MAT 009/013A MAT 009/013A MAT 013
46 - 55 MAT 010A MAT 010 MAT 009/013A MAT 009/013A MAT 009/013A MAT 013
56 - 67 MAT 010A MAT 010 MAT 009/013A MAT 009/013 MAT 013 MAT 080/014
68 - 75 MAT 010A or MAT 010 MAT 010 MAT 009/013A or  MAT 009/013 MAT 009/013 MAT 013 MAT 080/014
ALGEBRA SCORE CLM (College Level Math) SCORE--MATH PLACEMENT IS COLOR CODED FOR MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

0 - 39 40 - 65 66 - 94 95 & above
76-85 MAT 014, 101, 104, 107, BUS 115 MAT 014, 101, 104, 107, BUS 115 MAT 116, 123, 129A MAT 123, 129A
86 - 99 MAT 014, 101, 104, 107, BUS 115 MAT 090/129A or MAT 090/123 MAT 116, 123, 129A MAT 123, 129A
100 & above MAT 116 123, 129A MAT 116 123, 129A MAT 116, 129 MAT 131, 131A

 

For Math, if a student's score places the student into MAT 010, 013 or 014, a challenge test is permitted for all score results. The following table provides the "cut scores" for the different Math challenges and the Precalculus Diagnostic Test.

MAT 010 0-19 (remains in MAT 010)
20-30 (passes out of MAT 010)
MAT 013 0-17 (remains in MAT 013)
18-25 (passes out of MAT 013)
MAT 014 0-17 (remains in MAT 014)
18-25 (passes out of MAT 014)
Precalculus

0-14 (must register for MAT 090/129A)
15-19 (MAT 129A)
20 -29 (MAT 129)
30-32 (MAT 131)

 

All Math challenges must be completed before the start of the second week of class meetings. Review materials are available to help them prepare for the math challenge tests. Students can pick up math review materials in the Testing Center (JLC 229).

 

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