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Mathematics and Statistics Diagnostic Exams
Summer 2014


Although you may have pre-registered for some math classes, you must pass a diagnostic test to stay in these classes.


 

Click here to see what score you need for your math class.

If you need to TAKE a diagnostic test:

Which test to take: IAD (Intermediate Algebra)/ CR (Calculus Readiness)

For this

class...

Take this test. Test Details Days, times, and location of tests
Math 17 IAD

Test is given in BRH 118
45 multiple choice questions

60 minutes

No Calculators

Scantron provided

BRING Photo Id & pencil/eraser

Click here for chart of Test days and times.

 

 

Math 24
Math 26A
Math 29
Math 107A
Statistics 1
Chem 1A
Math 9 & 11 IAD same as above Same as above
Math 30 CR

60 multiple choice questions

90 minutes

No Calculators

Scantron provided

BRING Photo Id & pencil/eraser

click here for chart of Test days and times

 

 

Upcoming Test Dates:

SUMMER 2014 IAD & CR Test Schedule

Thursday July 24, 2014
1:00 PM
Redwood Room, University Union

Friday August 8, 2014
1:00 PM
Redwood Room, University Union

Signup Online (click here)

Signups are required for these test dates. Arrive 15 minutes early.
You may take the IAD or CR.

Check back on this page after August 8 for schedule updates.

 

Review session:

Wednesday

August 6
2 - 4 pm
Room: TBA

IAD and CR Review

** There will be no review session for the July 24 test.

 

If you have taken a diagnostic test and need your SCORE:

Get your score from the Math Lab, BRH 118.

Math Lab Hours:
M-Th 9:30am - 11:30am

Scores are not available online.
  • Test scores must be picked up in the Math Lab, BRH 118. Test scores will be available on Monday, after the test date. Ask the tutor on duty to assist you in locating your score.
  • Scores are not available online.
  • Test scores are only valid for two semesters. Scores received before November 2013 are no longer valid.
  • A grade of "C-" or greater in a course with an equivalent or higher diagnostic test prerequisite taken through the Math Department at Sacramento State may be used in place of a diagnostic test score for two semesters from the end of the course. Course grades for courses taken in Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 may be used.
  • Mathematics and statistics courses with IAD and CR test prerequisites can be registered before taking the test, however, a passing test score must be presented to the instructor by the first class meeting of the second week in order to stay in the class.

If for some reason you or a tutor cannot find your score, fill out an "I Can't Find My Score" form and leave it at the table outside BRH 118. Or contact Professor Morris in BRH 118 (morrisb@csus.edu).

 

How can you study before the test?: (click on choice to get details)

IAD

CR

Study Guide Booklet

Study Guide Booklet

Solutions Manual

 

Practice Tests

Online Practice Test

Summer reviews listed above

Review Sessions

 

 

Study guide called Mathematics Diagnostic Tests: Descriptions, Sample Tests and Study Guides.

Three sample tests and answers is available. The sample tests are EGAD, IAD, and Calculus Readiness. Available in the Hornet Bookstore (second floor). Also available as a pdf printable version--click here. This Study Guide is used in the IAD Review sessions.

Selected Solutions Manual which works out the questions step by step for the IAD sample test in the Diagnostic Tests Study Guide. Available in the Hornet Bookstore (second floor).

IAD Practice tests: Here are 4 forms of a Practice IAD test. Each has 45 multiple choice questions, a practice scantron, and the answer key. Give yourself 60 minutes to work the problems.

Form A                  Form B                 Form C                 

You can check your level of readiness for the Calculus Readiness Diagnostic test by following this link to the on-line web-based Calculus Readiness test for a practice test formulated by the California Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project.


 

Passing scores on the diagnostic test:

Find your score in the following chart for the Math class you need to take.

"Advisory qualification" is enough to stay in the class, but you will need to work hard.

Diagnostic Test Score Result Information

Desired Course
Diagnostic Test Taken
Action Based on Test Score

Math 9

Intermediate Algebra (IAD)

If your score is 8 or less, take MLSK 7A/B or MLSK 10

If your score is 9 to 13, advisory qualification for Math 9

If your score is 14 to 26, qualifies to stay in Math 9

Math 11

Intermediate Algebra (IAD)

If your score is 8 or less, take MLSK 7A/B or MLSK 10

If your score is 9 to 17, take Math 9

If your score is 18 to 22, advisory qualification for Math 11

If your score is 23 to 26, qualifies to take Math 11


Math 17

Math 107A

Intermediate Algebra (IAD)

If your score is 8 or less , take MLSK 7A/B or MLSK 10

If your score is 9 to 17, take Math 9.

If your score is 18 to 23, take Math 9 or 11.

If your score is 24 to 28, advisory qualification for Math 17or Math 107A

If your score is 29 or more, qualifies for Math 17 or Math 107A

Math 24,
Math 26A
Math 29
Stats 1


Intermediate Algebra (IAD)

If your score is 8 or less, take MLSK 7A/B or MLSK 10.

If your score is 9 to 17, take Math 9.

If your score is 18 to 26, take Math 11 or Math 9.

If your score is 27 to 31, advisory qualification for the course.

If your score is 32 or more, qualifies to stay in the course.


Math 30


Calculus Readiness Test (CR)

If your score is 17 or less, take Math 9.

If your score is 18 to 26, take Math 11.

If your score is 27 to 31, advisory qualification for PreCalculus (Math 29).

If your score is 32 to 35, qualifies for Math 29.

If your score is 36 to 40, advisory qualification for Math 30.

If your score is 41 or more, qualifies to stay in Math 30.

 

 

California State University, Sacramento • updated: July 25, 2014