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UNIVERSITY TESTING CENTER Math Placement Test

What is the Math Placement Test? n A tool to help appropriately place students into a mathematics course sequence and to help foster an environment of success n Helps students, with the assistance of their Academic Advisors, select math courses for which they are most prepared and will likely be successful University of Central Florida Student Development and Enrollment Services

Preparing for the Test n Three (3) practice tests: Algebra, Trigonometry, and Precalculus All students start by taking the Practice Algebra Test (unlimited attempts) ¨ This is the only practice test which requires a 35% or higher before proceeding to the actual placement test. ¨ n Optional Study Plan Generated based on student’s responses from the practice test ¨ Will identify strengths and areas of improvement ¨ University of Central Florida Student Development and Enrollment Services

Math Placement Test Format n Made up of three (3) sections: Algebra, Trigonometry, and Precalculus n Students who score 350 or higher on the Algebra test will have the opportunity to advance to the Trigonometry and Pre-calculus tests. University of Central Florida Student Development and Enrollment Services

Integrity Statement The University believes that appropriate placement of students into certain course sequences is important to help foster an environment of success. The University administers the UCF Math Placement Test to determine placement into the mathematics course sequence. As reflected in the UCF creed, integrity and scholarship are core values that should guide our conduct and decisions as members of the UCF community. Participating in a behavior that violates academic integrity (e. g. cheating, using an unapproved calculator, giving or receiving assistance, fraudulently altering test results, etc. ) contradict these values, and may result in sanctions if found in violation of academic misconduct policies. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with and follow the University’s Rules of Conduct (see http: //www. osc. sdes. ucf. edu/). ¨ (click here) By starting this test, I agree to uphold the UCF Creed and demonstrate academic and personal integrity. University of Central Florida Student Development and Enrollment Services

First-Time-In-College Students n Must complete the MPT no later than the Friday before the start of their first semester at UCF ¨ n However, we strongly recommend students complete the MPT prior to attending Orientation. Practice tests and actual placement test are taken from the convenience of a computer with a secure internet connection ¨ Pearson Lock. Down Browser University of Central Florida Student Development and Enrollment Services

Current and Transfer Students Current Students Transfer Students n The MPT must be taken prior to registering for UCF math courses or a student will need to begin their math sequence by enrolling in MAT 1033, Intermediate Algebra. n Enrollment Process: All students that enrolled at UCF Summer 2010 and prior must register and pay $10. 00 to take the MPT. ¨ Students who enrolled at UCF Fall 2010 and after will need to email mathplacement@ucf. edu to request access. ¨ n If their major requires a math course they have not already taken, students must have evidence showing they have taken the prerequisite course (or are in progress of taking the prerequisite course) or take the MPT. n Enrollment Process: All transfer students must pay $10. 00 to take the MPT. ¨ Once registered, students will receive an email with instructions to access the MPT. ¨ University of Central Florida Student Development and Enrollment Services

Current and Transfer Students – Cont’d n Once registered, students will receive an email with instructions to access the MPT. n Students will have access to the practice test from home n However, for Current students and Transfer students who are currently attending classes at UCF must take the actual placement test in a proctored environment at UTC. ¨ Walk-in dates & times can be found on our website (utc. sdes. ucf. edu) ¨ Students must earn 35% or higher on the Practice Algebra Test prior to test day. University of Central Florida Student Development and Enrollment Services

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Testing Accommodations n UTC works with Student Disability Services (SDS) to ensure that reasonable accommodations are made for students with documented disabilities. n In order to request accommodations: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Students review the Placement Test Accommodations information on the SDS website. Student submit the Placement Test Accommodations Request Form to SDS. The student will be notified of the accommodation status for the MPT by the SDS office. If the accommodation is approved, SDS will notify UTC directly. Within two (2) business days, UTC will apply the accommodation to the student’s MPT. University of Central Florida Student Development and Enrollment Services

Frequently Asked Questions n Can students take the MPT during/after Orientation? ¨ Not given during the 2 -day FTIC Orientation ¨ Can test after Orientation providing it is prior to the first day of classes n n n If students must take the MPT after they have started taking classes at UCF, it must be in a proctored environment at UTC. Note: They will still have access to the practice test from home. Can students retake the MPT? ¨ No retakes are allowed. ¨ Encourage students to do well and take the test seriously. University of Central Florida Student Development and Enrollment Services

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Contact Information University Testing Center Howard Phillips Hall, room 106 Phone: (407) 823 -5109 Email: mathplacement@ucf. edu Website: utc. sdes. ucf. edu/math University of Central Florida Student Development and Enrollment Services