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 very 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.
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 Testing Services (DH 1100). Please make arrangements with Ms. Michell Brandon in the testing center - (434) 582-2408.
If you are a residential student and have concerns or questions about the Math Assessment Test, contact Michael Gibson, Coordinator of Developmental Math, at email@example.com or in DeMoss Hall 2332. For concerns or questions about the English Assessment Test, contact Prof. Carolyn Towles, Chair of General Education English, at firstname.lastname@example.org or in DeMoss 4032.
If you are an online student, contact a Math/English Assessment representative at email@example.com.
If you are permitted to register for MATH 114, 115, 117, 121, or 201, but are interested in taking another course, contact the chair of the Math Department, Dr. Scott Long, at firstname.lastname@example.org or in DH 4284.