Math Entrance Exam Results Interpretation.docx

Math Placement Recommendations Placement Exam platform: Accuplacer

Scores can be found for each student on myOswego under Faculty services on the bottom of the student menu.

Exams taken Fall 2013-Present are from Accuplacer and can be interpreted as follows:

Two placement tests are offered: the Elementary Algebra Test and the College Level Math Test.

Math Entrance Information for Orientation can be found at the following link: http://www.oswego.edu/student/orientation/math_exam_summer.html

In the chart below "ELALG" refers to the score on the Elementary Algebra Test and the word "SUM" refers to the sum of the two scores (the number obtained by adding the scores on the Elementary Algebra and College Level Math Tests).

Please follow the following guidelines when discussing math placement:

For Placement Into Minimum scores needed

MAX 100 ELALG less than 40

MAX 101 Either ELALG greater than or equal to 40 and ELALG less than 75 or ELALG greater than or equal to 75 and SUM less than 115

MAT 102 ELALG greater than or equal to 75

MAT 104 ELALG greater than or equal to 75 and SUM greater than or equal to 115

MAT 158 Same as MAT 104

MAT 179 Same as MAT 104

MAT 120 ELALG greater than or equal to 75 and SUM greater than or equal to 135

MAT 208 Same as MAT 120

MAT 210 ELALG greater than or equal to 75 and SUM greater than or equal to 165

Exams taken in Fall 2012 Placement Exam platform: Maplesoft MAA

Find starting point for each set of exams below depending on the students major and required math exams. Check score for that exam and see if they needed to take another exam. Follow each recommendation until a final placement suggestion is made. Results of the student’s math entrance exams should be used in conjunction with the student’s academic records to make course recommendations.

Calculus Based Majors: Number of Scores for complete Calculus placement: 2 exams, unless failed all 3 Algebra exams.

- Basic Algebra: (taken only if did not pass Algebra exam)

- Score of 13 or better; qualifies for placement in Max 101
- Score of 12 or below = placement in Max 100

- Algebra: (taken only if did not pass Advanced Algebra exam)

- Score of 19 or better; if pass qualifies for MAT 104, MAT 179
- Score of 18 or below take Basic Algebra Exam

- Advanced Algebra: Starting Point

- Score of 13 or better; qualifies for MAT 120, MAT 179, take Trig/Elementary Functions exam
- Score of 12 or below, take Algebra exam

- Trig/Elementary Functions: (taken only if passes Advanced Algebra exam)

- Score of 15 or better; qualifies for MAT 210

Business Majors and Technology Management Majors Number of Scores for complete placement: 2 exams

- Basic Algebra: (taken only if did not pass Algebra exam)

- Score of 13 or better; qualifies for placement in Max 101
- Score of 12 or below = placement in Max 100

- Algebra: Starting Point

- Score of 19 or better; if pass qualifies for MAT 104, MAT 158
- Score of 18 or below take Basic Algebra Exam

- Advanced Algebra: (taken only if passed Algebra exam)

- Score of 13 or better; qualifies for MAT 208, MAT 158

Childhood Education Majors The following exams are only for preregistration purposes.

Students will need to pass the official Math Proficiency Exam in order to stay in MAT 106.

- Arithmetic Skills: Starting Point

- Score of 16 or better; allowed student to take Basic Algebra Test (Childhood Ed only)

- Basic Algebra: (taken only if passed Arithmetic Skills exam)

- Score of 13 or better and 16 or better in Arithmetic Skills; qualifies for pre-registration in MAT 106, student must pass the Math Proficiency exam on campus to stay in MAT 106

Psychology Majors

- Arithmetic Skills: Only Exam

- Score of 16 or better; take PSY 280 if Sophomore Standing or higher, take MAT 102 if Freshman
- Score of 15 or below; discussion with Psychology Advisor required to determine placement recommendation