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