# What constitutes the mathematics placement test process?

The goal of the placement process is to identify the correct initial placement into the mathematics curriculum, so that you can be successful in your college mathematics classes. A committee of mathematics faculty will consider the math placement that is appropriate for you by reviewing a variety of measures, including: • scores on your mathematics and reading placement exams; • high school math courses you have completed and your level of success in those classes; • your SAT and ACT scores, if available; • the amount of time that has passed since you completed your last math course; • your motivation and attitude, as determined by an affective survey; and • your high school rank. The committee will assign you to one of the following placements: Placement One Students have a weak current working knowledge of basic arithmetic. Students will need to complete prerequisite, developmental course(s) before attempting any certificate- or degree-level mathematics course. Typically, students as