Placement Testing / Accuplacer Report

All first-time freshmen at Morgan State University are required to take a placement examination to determine their course placement. Students are tested in the areas of English, Reading, and Mathematics. Based upon their test results, students will take either Freshman Studies English 101 or Standard College level English 101, either Developmental Mathematics (MATH 106) or Standard College level Math 109 or Math 113 (or the Math required for their major), and students may be required to take Development Reading (DVRD 101). An advanced mathematics placement for courses up to Calculus (Math 241) is available for students majoring in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Students are required to take courses as indicated by the results of their placement examination. Students must earn grades of "C" or better in all developmental courses.

What is Accuplacer?

  • The purpose of ACCUPLACER is to provide useful information about students' academic skills in math, English, and reading. The results of the assessment are used by academic advisors to determine students' course placement.
  • ACCUPLACER is an adaptive test. Questions are chosen on the basis of students' answers to previous questions. This technique selects just the right questions for students' ability level.
  • All first-time freshmen (except CASA Academy students) are required to take the Accuplacer placement test.

The Accuplacer placement test provides the University with a level of individual student adaptability, systematic accuracy, and administrative flexibility in an effort to appropriately place new students in freshman courses consistent with their level of preparation and skill.

For additional information about the Accuplacer placement test including test taking tips and sample test questions, please visit http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/accuplacer

 

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