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:
This program is meant to be used before you take your Math Assessment Test to refresh your memory on topics you may have learned in the past. You will take tests to determine what you remember and use the resources available in the Study Plan to review what you don’t. If you do not remember anything about a topic or have difficulty with a topic, you should not spend a lot of time on it in this program. It will be best for you to take the course that covers that topic so you can learn it in the classroom with an instructor and more resources than provided here. You will be placed in the appropriate math course after you take the Math Assessment Test and your Math Placement Score is calculated. The MyMathTest program is meant to refresh your memory on what you have learned in the past, it is not meant to teach new material, that is the purpose of our math courses. Once you start using MyMathTest, you will have 16 weeks free access.
To help you prepare for the math assessment test:
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 in 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 (RH 117). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or in Demoss Hall 2241. For concerns or questions about the English Assessment Test, contact Prof. Carolyn Towles, Chair of General Education English, at email@example.com or in DeMoss 4032.
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 115, 117, 121, or 201, but are interested in taking another course, contact the chair of the Math Department, Professor Robert Young, at email@example.com or in DH 4056.