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WRIT Placement Exam, Friday, March 25th, 2011

Friday, March 25th

11AM

Main Hall, room 210

No registration required.

Most students have been placed into an appropriate English Composition course on the basis of their standardized test scores (MUSWA, ACT or SAT Essay Section, SAT Writing section, Combined English/Writing ACT).

 

You need to take the WRIT Placement Exam only if:

1) You scored

  • 390-430 on the SAT Writing section
  • 16-17 on the Combined English/Writing ACT
  • 5-6 on the SAT or ACT Writing Section
  • 2.5-3 on the MUSWA

 

2) You do not have the standardized test scores (see above list) by which to be placed.

 

3) You wish to challenge your placement.

If you are unsure about your scores and placement, please see your academic advisor or Maria Mangold (406-243-6976).

~Submitted by Maria Mangold, English Advisor

March 17, 2011 Posted by | Assessment Exams | Leave a comment

Foreign Language Assessment (1.20.2011)

Continuous testing foreign language assessment of French, German, and Spanish will take place from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in LA 104.

This assessment aids in determining what level of foreign language is appropriate. The test is computerized and usually takes 30 minutes.  You may take this test at anytime during this time frame.

January 18, 2011 Posted by | Advising, Assessment Exams, Spring Orientation | 1 Comment

Music Theory Assessment (1.20.2011)

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The Music theory assessment will be administered at noon to 1 in the Music Building 105 on Thursday, January 20th.

This assesses music theory ability and places students in both 100 and 200-level theory and oral perception courses.

Test results will be posted on Thursday.

January 18, 2011 Posted by | Advising, Assessment Exams, Spring Orientation | 1 Comment

WRIT Placement Exam (1.20.2011)

The WRIT placement exam offered during Spring orientation 2011 will take place in Urey Lecture Hall from 11:00 a.m. – noon. This test is open to all students who would like to challenge their writing placements or who do not have scores on file. You do not need to register for this exam.

If you do have scores on file, please view the chart below to determine which writing class is appropriate.

WRIT Scores

For more information, view the English Composition website.

January 18, 2011 Posted by | Advising, Assessment Exams, Spring Orientation | 1 Comment

WRIT Placement Exam (Oct. 27, 2010)

~Submitted by Maria Mangold, Advisor, English Department

October 12, 2010 Posted by | Assessment Exams | Leave a comment

ALEXS Math Placement Information

All incoming freshmen without AP credit and transfer students still needing to meet their math requirement are expected to take the online placement test (called ALEKS) before registering for a math course.

Visit UM’s Math Placement website: www.umt.edu/mathplacement

You will need to know your student ID number as well as the ALEKS UM Course Code: MAHXU XDVMA

Once you have taken the test, write down your score.

Level 1 Placement:
M 065: Pre-Algebra, 3 credits (Remedial)

Level 2 Placement:
M 090: Introductory Algebra, 3 credits (Remedial)
M 111: Technical Math, 3 credits (Industrial Technology Majors.)

Level 3 Placement:
M 095: Intermediate Algebra, 3 credits (Remedial)
M 115: Probability and Linear Math, 3 credits (Majors include: BADM, COMM, PSYX, SOCI.)
M 105: Contemporary Math, 3 credits (For majors without a specific math requirement.)

Level 4 Placement:
M 151: Pre-Calculus, 4 credits
M 121: College Algebra, 3 credits
M 135: Math for K-8 Teachers, 5 Credits (Elementary Education Majors only.)

Level 5 Placement:
M 122: College Trigonometry, 3 Credits
M 162: Applied Calculus, 4 Credits

Out of Level 5 Placement:
M 171: Calculus 1, 4 Credits

August 25, 2010 Posted by | Assessment Exams, Summer Orientation | 1 Comment

Modern and Classical Languages Placement Exam (August 25th)

The Modern and Classical Language and Literatures placement exam will be administered from 3:30 – 5:00 pm in Liberal Arts 104 on Wednesday, August 25th.

Testing is open to all students of German, French and Spanish who are interested in testing out of their language general education requirement or who would like to place in a higher level course.  Students without a language background do not need to take the test.

~Submitted by Olivia White, Modern and Classical Languages Department

August 20, 2010 Posted by | Assessment Exams, Summer Orientation | Leave a comment

WRIT (ENEX) Placement Exam: Wednesday, August 25th

~Submitted by Maria Mangold, Academic Advisor, Department of English

August 17, 2010 Posted by | Assessment Exams, Summer Orientation | Leave a comment

Clarification of the AP Policy with Respect to the UM Writing Requirement

A score of 3 or higher on the English Language and Composition AP test will earn a student 6 degree credits and satisfy the English Composition (WRIT 101) requirement. With the completion of WRIT 101, students are eligible to take WRIT 201.

A score of 3 or higher on the English Literature and Composition AP test will earn a student 6 degree credits and satisfy the Literary and Artistic Studies (L) requirement. This test cannot be used to place students into either WRIT 101 or WRIT 201.

In the absence of an AP test score, neither AP class may be used to determine a student’s writing placement.

For more information, please refer to http://admissions.umt.edu/apcredit.html

~Submitted by Laura Wright, Academic Advisor, Department of English

July 9, 2010 Posted by | Advising, Assessment Exams, Policy Reminders/Updates, Summer Orientation | Leave a comment

English Composition Website

The English Department has a new webpage dedicated to the Composition Program at UM. It contains valuable information on placement in writing courses, as well as pages specific for Writ 101, 201 and 540. The web address is: http://www.cas.umt.edu/english/composition/.

~Submitted by Laura Wright, Academic Advisor, Department of English

July 7, 2010 Posted by | Academics, Advising, Assessment Exams, Online Resources, Summer Orientation | Leave a comment