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Mathematics and Statistics Diagnostic Exams
MAY 2015

IAD testing is in BRH 118.


Although you may have pre-registered for some math classes, you must pass a diagnostic test to stay in these classes.
You may take a diagnostic test ONE time in May 2015!


If you have taken a diagnostic test and need your SCORE: (scores are available back through November 2014)

Get your score from the Math Lab,
BRH 118.

Math Lab Tutoring Hours: (Starting 2/2/2015)
M-Th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
F 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Scores are not available online.

  • Test scores must be picked up in the Math Lab, BRH 118. Test scores will be available on the academic day 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 Scores received before November 2014 are no longer valid.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 at Sacramento State in Fall 2014 or Spring 2015 may be used for Fall 2015 classes.
  • 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 Barbara Morris in BRH 118 (morrisb@csus.edu).

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, your SacID # & pencil/eraser

Click here for chart of Test days and times

 

See below for link to Sign-up program. (Available April 27, 2015)

Math 24
Math 26A
Math 29
Math 107A
Statistics 1
Chem 1A
Chem 4
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, SacID # & pencil/eraser

Click here for chart of Test days and times.

Sign up in BRH 141
(See Below)
Available April 27, 2015

Upcoming Test Dates:

Diagnostic Test sign up questions may be directed to Professor Barbara Morris (morrisb@csus.edu) or the Math Department Office. 

Please visit the department office or call during office hours.
Phone: (916) 278-6534. 
Location: BRH 141. 

Office Hours: M-F 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-5:00pm.

Test

Test Dates & Times

Where to sign up

Test Location

IAD

Friday, MAY 8
2:00 pm

A link to the Sign-up program will be available
April 27, 2015.

BRH 118

CR

Friday, MAY 15
2:00 pm

BRH 141

Sign-up will begin
April 27, 2015.

BRH 118

** There are no IAD test dates in April 2015. **

 

How to study for your diagnostic test: (click on choice to get details)

IAD CR (for Math 30)
Study Guide Booklet Study Guide Booklet
Solutions Manual  
Practice Tests Online Practice Test

No reviews for April.

Review Sessions

How can you study before the test?

Study guide called Mathematics Diagnostic Tests: Descriptions, Sample Tests and Study Guides.
Three sample tests and answers are available. The sample tests are the EGAD, IAD, and Calculus Readiness. Available . They are also available in 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 3 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. (This is NOT the Study Guide)

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. (There is also a CR Sample Test in the Math Dept Diagnostic Test Study Guide listed above.)


Review Sessions:

Review Sessions for the CR (Calculus Readiness) Diagnostic Test

  • Review Session in May is for the CR only.
  • The session uses the Diagnostic Study Guide CR Sample Test and is usually in a question/answer format.
  • To get the most out of the review session, you need to have spent some time working out the problems yourself.
  • Sign ups are not required for Review Session. The Review Session is 1.5 hours.
Review Sessions for the CR Test
Time Wednesday
May 13
5:30 - 7:00 pm TBA

 


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 MLSK7A/B or MLSK10

If your score is 9 to 19, take Math 9

If your score is 20 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 MLKS 10.

If your score is 9 to 19, take Math 9.

If your score is 20 to 23, take Math 9 or 11.

If your score is 24 to 28, advisory qualification for Math 17 or 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 MLKS 10.

If your score is 9 to 19, take Math 9.

If your score is 20 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 19 or less, take Math 9.

If your score is 20 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: February 18, 2015