If you have a math placement level of 11, 12, 14, or 15, this means that you need to improve on your problem-solving skills that you were previously tested on when you took the Math Placement Exam. That's a fairly straightforward process that's easily taken care of right here at the Math Workshop. You will need to come to the Math workshop and take practice tests called "Basic Skills Tests" which are tests that students in your same position have previously taken in order to raise their placement level. The more practice tests you take, the more comfortable you become with the format, the questions and your ability to solve these types of questions. When you feel comfortable enough with your skills, let us know and we will give you the "real" test when you are ready. Calculators are also allowed and recommended so bring one along, too. Here is the procedure:
1. Come into Math Workshop. Sign in by writing your name and time in (and when you leave time out). You get to circle BS (Basic Skills) for reason in.
2. Tell the receptionist you need a practice Basic Skills test. (Write your name and the date at the top of the test.)
3. Sit down and pretend like you're taking a real test.
4. When you're finished, a tutor will grade your test and review with you any problems that you request.
5. Repeat this process until you can score 15 or better on three consecutive practice tests.
6. Get permission to take the real test by talking to a head tutor or the coordinator.
7. Once you take the real test and attain a grade of 75% or better, your math placement level will then be immediately changed in the Wittenberg student system.
8. That's all there is to it!