Liberty initially places residential students in math courses based on math SAT and ACT scores. Residential students who want to try to improve their placement may take the Math Assessment Test. It is recommended that new students take the test before arriving on campus. The purpose of the test is to determine your knowledge of arithmetic and algebra at the present time.
It is very important that you do your own work and give your best effort on this test so that you will be placed in a math course where you will be successful. Attempting a course that is above your skill level most likely will result in poor grades or withdrawal from the course. Taking a course below your skill level may lead to boredom and inattention and consequently a poor grade.
It is recommended that you review before taking the test. Topics to review include:
To help you prepare for the math assessment test:
To help you review include algebra textbooks and websites such as:
It is recommended that you have no distractions during the test.
The following behaviors are inappropriate:
You may use paper and pencils to work out the problems.
The test is online and available in Blackboard. The test has two parts.
A student with learning disabilities or any international student who has never taken a test on the computer may take the test using paper and pencil in the Testing Services (DH 3014). Please make arrangements with Mr. Devin Rachael in the testing center - (434) 582-2408.
If you are a residential student and have concerns or questions about the Math Assessment Test, contact Dr. Kathy Spradlin, Coordinator of Developmental Math, at email@example.com or in Green Hall 1500.
If you are an online student, contact a Math/English Assessment representative at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you pass both parts of the Math Assessment Test and are interested in placement into a course other than MATH 115, 117, 121, or 201, contact the chairman of the Math Department, Professor Robert Young, at email@example.com or in DH 4056.