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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 90-minute examination tests a student’s ability to compose an essay on a specific 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.

 

summer and fall 2018 placement testing

 

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

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Math Placement Test at 10:00am (Carson Hall 411)
Writing Placement Test at 1:00pm (Nugent Hall 462)

Friday, August 31, 2018
Math Placement Test at 10:00am (Carson Hall 411)
Writing Placement Test at 1:00pm (Nugent Hall 462)
 
You will need to reserve a space on this day 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 dates, please call, email or stop into the Center for Academic Support and Tutoring during Welcome Week. You can also inquire about testing in June/July.

After Welcome Week, The Center for Academic and Support and Tutoring will also be conducting placement testing by appointment only until the last day of the Fall 2018 Add/Drop period.