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To enroll in Math and/or English classes at Liberty, a placement score is required. Eligibility and placement is based on SAT/ACT scores OR the Math and English Assessment tests. 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.

**Math Assessment Information**

- To see the English and Math courses available for SAT, ACT, and Assessment Test placement, click here.
- A student needs to take the Math Assessment if the ACT and SAT scores are not high enough to take MATH 110 or 115.
- Students have 60 minutes for Section 1 and then another 60 minutes for Section 2 (Section 2 will open up with a score of 23 or higher in Section 1). Going over the time limit will result in a loss of 1 point per minute exceeded.
- If a student doesn’t get a high enough score on the Math Assessment, their only option left is to take MATH 100, remedial Math. This remedial Math counts for 3 college credits, but only as elective credits.
- Once a student passes MATH 100, they are allowed to take MATH 110.
- The Math assessment can be re-taken 1 year after the first time it is taken.

It is recommended that you review before taking the test. Topics to review for the Math Assessment include:

- Operations with integers, fractions, decimals, percents, and absolute values
- Evaluating algebraic expressions
- Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing polynomials
- Exponents
- Factoring
- Solving linear, absolute value, and quadratic equations and inequalities
- Graphing lines
- Solving systems of linear equations
- Adding and multiplying complex numbers

To help you prepare for the math assessment test:

**Other Resources**

To help you review, include algebra textbooks and websites such as:

**English Assessment Information**

- A student needs to take the English Assessment if the ACT and SAT scores are not high enough to take ENGL 101.

- Students have up to 90 minutes to finish the test. Going over the time limit will result in a loss of 1 point per minute exceeded.

- If a student doesn’t get a high enough score on the English Assessment, their only option left is to take ENGL 100, remedial English. This remedial English course counts for 3 college credits but only as elective credits.
- Once a student passes ENGL 100, then they can take ENGL 101
- The English assessment can be re-taken 1 year after the first time it is taken.

The English Assessment focuses on these broad topics. Make sure you are familiar with them before you begin the test:

- Modes of Writing: Narrative, Descriptive, Illustration, Comparison, Classification, Definition, and Argument
- Content: identifying author’s credibility, author’s audience, methods of support, and relevant details
- Organization: identifying topic sentences, supporting details, transition sentences, and effective concluding sentences
- Revision: selecting the best revision of sample sentences in the context of a paragraph/essay
- Diction: selecting the best word to use in the context of a sentence
- Grammar: evaluating sentences for appropriate use of grammar and mechanics
- Style: identifying the author’s tone, theme, point of view, clichés, overuse of phrases
- Reading Comprehension: reading a selection and identifying key elements of plot or theme

**Tips for Taking the Test**

It is recommended that you have no distractions during the tests.

- Do not have the television on
- Do not talk with people
- Do not answer the phone

The following behaviors are inappropriate:

- Receiving assistance of any kind from anyone or any source
- Using a calculator, book, notes, or other people
- Going to any other website during the test (You may use paper and pencils to work out the problems).

**Location of the Test**

- Go to www.liberty.edu/blackboard.
- Enter your username and password.
- Click on “View Courses”
- Click on “Assessment-Math” or “Assessment-English”
- Click on the test and follow the directions