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As you prepare for your placement assessments, it is critical that you take the appropriate time to study for your assessments. The faculty has compiled a guide with valuable resources regarding the subjects of your placement assessment. Please review the linked Study GuideFor specifics for English and math, please scroll down for the individual study guides.

Biology

  • 30-minute multiple choice assessment
  • Calculators are permitted
  • Reviews general biological principals and basic biological topics

Chemistry

  • 30-minute multiple-choice assessment
  • Calculators are permitted
  • Covers general concepts plus specific chemistry knowledge appropriate to a comprehensive high school chemistry course.

English

  • Two part multiple-choice computer-based assessment
  • The Next-Generation Reading test assesses the test-taker’s ability to derive meaning from a range of texts and to determine the meaning of words and phrases in short and extended contexts. Passages on the test cover a range of content areas, writing modes, and complexities. Both single and paired passages are included. Four broad knowledge and skills categories are assessed – information and ideas, rhetoric, synthesis, and vocabulary
  • The Next-Generation Writing test evaluates a test-taker’s ability to revise and edit multiparagraph text. Questions cover two broad knowledge and skills categories, each containing three subcategories:
  • Expression of Ideas – development, organization, effective language use
  • Standard English Conventions – sentence structure, usage, punctuation
  • Study Guide: Writing
  • Study Guide: Reading 

Mathematics

  • Two part multiple-choice computer-based assessment
  • Hand held calculators are not permitted
  • The Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) assesses the following knowledge and skills – rational numbers, ratio and proportional relationships, exponents, algebraic expressions, linear equations, linear applications and graphs, probability sets, descriptive statistics, and geometry concepts
  • Next-Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) assesses the following knowledge and skills – linear equations, linear applications and graphs, factoring, quadratics, functions, radical and rational equations, exponential and logarithmic equations, and trigonometry
  • Study Guide: Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS)
  • Study Guide: Next-Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF)

Physics

  • 30 minute multiple-choice assessment
  • Calculators are not required.
  • Tests conceptual knowledge in the areas of kinematics (position, velocity, and acceleration-one dimensional motion) and dynamics (adding forces, collisions, Newton’s Laws).

Computer Programming

    • 30 minute multiple-choice and true/false assessments
    • Calculators are not permitted.
    • Tests general knowledge of the C programming language and general computer programming principles covered omprehesive programming course.