Placement Testing

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MATH PLACEMENT TEST POLICY

Math course placement is determined by ACT or SAT math score.  Students who wish to challenge their placement or do not have a valid ACT/SAT score can take the ALEKS Placement Assessment to determine their placement level.   Students without any test scores will be placed in DEV 0970 – Basic Algebra.

  • A one-time $25 testing fee will be assessed to your tuition bill.
  • ACT, SAT or ALEKS test scores are valid for course placement within two (2) years. 
  • You may use the highest of any valid non-expired score (i.e., ACT, SAT, or ALEKS Placement).
  • Transfer students who do not have transfer credit (within two years) for an equivalent WSU math course should determine their placement either by a valid non-expired ACT/SAT score or by taking the ALEKS Placement Assessment.
  • The ALEKS Placement Assessment can be scheduled and taken on campus through Student Services at the Lake Campus and each student can retest up to three (3) times per year.  Call (419) 586-0300 to schedule an appointment. In order to retest, a student must first complete an online learning module that will help them improve their placement.  It is strongly recommended that students use this available tool to review their math skills, either to prepare for the first college math class or to improve upon the placement determined by ACT/SAT.

 
Math Deficiency

  • Students who have not completed at least 3 years/units of mathematics (including Algebra I and II or equivalent) are considered to be “deficient in Math”.
  • Students can remove the deficiency by successfully completing DEV 0970 before graduation. Alternatively, a successful completion of one of the following courses can also serve as deficiency removal: MTH 1280, 1350, 2240, 2280, or 2300, provided that the students meet the proper prerequisite for the course.

Retesting

  • A student who has taken the math placement test is allowed to retest up to three (3) times per year. However, there is a 48 hour wait period before being allowed to retest to provide the student time to review math skills.  A student may not retest if he/she has enrolled in mathematics, statistics or developmental math course past the final drop date or received a grade

 

WRITING PLACEMENT TEST POLICY

Students are placed into writing courses through standardized test scores and performance on Wright State’s writing placement test. This chart shows who must take the placement test and the possible courses you may be required to take. Courses shaded in blue do not count toward your degree. If you are required to take the placement test but do not do so, you will be placed into DEV 0920 or will be unable to enroll in a writing course, depending on your ACT or SAT scores.

  • A $25 testing fee will be assessed to your tuition bill.
  • ACT, SAT or WSU Writing Placement test scores are valid for course placement for two (2) years.

-Readmitted students with expired WSU writing placement scores must retest if your placement was not ENG 1100.

  • You may use the highest of any valid non-expired score (i.e., ACT, SAT, or Writing Placement).
  • You may fulfill the Wright State Core writing requirement with previous college composition credit with a grade C or higher OR posted AP credit for ENG 1100.  If you have such credit, you need not take the writing placement test.
  • Transfer students who do not have transfer credit (within two years) for an equivalent WSU English course should determine their placement either by a valid non-expired ACT/SAT score or by taking the WSU Writing Placement test.
  • The WSU Writing Placement is an online assessment. Go to the link below to get started: http://www.wright.edu/university-college/testing/writing-placement-testing

Retesting

  • Students are not permitted to retest for the Writing placement.

 

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