The New OSU Math Placement Exam Jeremy Penn , Ph.D. Director, University Assessment and Testing. Improve student success by placing students in the math course that is the best match for their abilities.
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Improve student success by placing students in the math course that is the best match for their abilities
As students take more and more diverse paths into our courses, correct placement becomes even more important
Correct placement is only one aspect of student success
A student has an ACT Math score of 24.
Will he or she be successful in MATH 1513 (college algebra)?
Data from 4 recent semesters: courses, correct placement becomes even more important
287 students with ACT Math scores of 24 took MATH 1513
25% of these students earned an ‘A’
33% of these students earned a ‘D,’ ‘F,’ or ‘W’
70% of the students who earned a ‘D,’ ‘F’, or ‘W’ in MATH 1513…
…had an ACT Math score of 19 or higher