A placement score is required to enroll in math and/or English classes at Liberty. This score is calculated based on SAT/ACT, unweighted high school GPA, and the Math and English Assessment tests. It is recommended that new students take the Math and English Assessment tests before arriving on campus. The purpose of the Math Assessment test is to determine your knowledge of arithmetic and algebra at the present time; the English Assessment tests your knowledge of basic writing skills.
It is important that you do your own work and give your best effort on this test so that you will be placed in courses 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 for the Math Assessment include:
To help you review include algebra textbooks and websites such as:
The English Assessment focuses on these broad topics. Make sure you are familiar with them before you begin the test:
It is recommended that you have no distractions during the tests.
The following behaviors are inappropriate:
You may use paper and pencils to work out the problems.
The test is online and available on Blackboard. The test has two parts.
Depending on your score on Part I, you may or may not be asked to complete Part II.
If you are a residential student and have concerns or questions about the Math Assessment Test, contact:
Coordinator of Developmental Math
DeMoss Hall 2332
For concerns or questions about the English Assessment Test, contact:
Chair of General Education English
If you are an online student, contact a Math/English Assessment representative at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are permitted to register for MATH 114, 115, 117, 121, or 201, but are interested in taking another course, contact:
Dr. Scott Long
Chair of the Math Department
DeMoss Hall, Room 4284