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Placement into Writing and Mathematics Courses

Students are placed into writing and math courses based on their SAT scores. Upon request, the Center for Academic Support and Tutoring is prepared to coordinate and administer placement tests in writing and mathematics. There is no opportunity to re-take either the English Skills or the Mathematics Skills Examinations.

 

ENGLISH SKILLS PLACEMENT TEST 

This 60-minute examination tests a student’s ability to compose a short essay on a specific reading and to address questions from the reading. 

Qualified professionals score essays for basic paragraph and sentence structure, thesis, and ability to reason logically with limited supporting detail. 

 

MATHEMATICS SKILLS PLACEMENT TEST

This online placement exam consists of three possible sections: arithmetic, elementary algebra, and college math. The difficulty of the questions is quickly and automatically adapted to the capability of the individual student.

The Arithmetic section measures ability to perform basic arithmetic operations and solve problems, the Elementary Algebra test measures ability to perform basic algebraic operation and understand elementary algebraic concepts, and the College-Level Mathematics measures ability to solve problems involving college-level mathematics concepts.

 

 

Placement Testing for Summer and Fall 2017

For students wishing to take math and/or writing placement exams, The Center for Academic Support and Tutoring has scheduled the following testing dates:

 

Monday, June 26, 2017

Math Placement Test at 10:00am (Carson Hall 410)

 Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Math Placement Test at 1:30pm (Carson Hall 410)


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Writing Placement Test at 10:00am (Nugent Hall 462)
Math Placement Test at 1:00pm (Carson Hall 410)

 Friday, September 1, 2017
Math Placement Test at 10:00am (Carson Hall 410)
Writing Placement Test at 1:00pm (Nugent Hall 462)
 
You will need to reserve a space by e-mailing The Center for Academic Support and Tutoring at cast@mmm.edu , if you plan to take one or both exams. Please specify which test(s) you plan to take in your email.   
 
***Please note: in order to gain access into testing, you must bring a photo ID.  Also, if you are taking the math placement test, you must have/know your MMC ID Number in order to take the test. ***
 
Space is limited for testing; please reserve your space sooner than later. 
 
If you are unable to test during the specified date, please call, email or stop into the Center for Academic Support and Tutoring during Welcome Week or for June/July testing. 

After Welcome Week, The Center for Academic Support and Tutoring will also be conducting placement testing by appointment only until the last day of the Fall 2017 Add/Drop period.