# Learning & Testing

## Student Placement

### Placement Testing

Students who plan to take placement tests should contact Testing Services by emailing testing@linnbenton.edu. All correspondence should include full name, student ID number, and what test(s) you are interested in taking.

#### Testing Services Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 22 and Jan. 29: 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Closed Jan. 17

### Your Placement and Course Options

Writing Placement (Scores are determined from a combination of Reading and Writeplacer results)

#### Writing

Score 1-3: with any Reading score 200-300

WR 90 (The Write Course)

Score 4 or 5: with Reading score 200-236

WR 95 (College Writing Fundamentals)

Score 4 or 5: with Reading score 237-255

WR 95 (College Writing Fundamentals) OR *WR 121 ALP/WR 115 ALP (Accelerated Learning
Program) Allows students to skip WR 95 as a separate course and progress more quickly.

Score 4: with Reading score of 256-300

WR 115 (Introduction to Writing) OR *WR 121 ALP/WR 115 ALP (Accelerated Learning Program)
Allows students to skip WR 95 as a separate course and progress more quickly.

Score 5: with Reading score of 256-272

WR 115 (Introduction to Writing) OR *WR 121 ALP/WR 115 ALP (Accelerated Learning Program)
Allows students to skip WR 95 as a separate course and progress more quickly.

Score 5: with Reading score of 273-300 WR 121 (English Composition)

Score 6-8: with any Reading score 200-300

WR 121 (English Composition)

Score 1-3: with any Reading score 20-120

WR 90 (The Write Course)

Score 4 or 5: with Reading score 20-54

WR 95 (College Writing Fundamentals)

Score 4 or 5: with Reading score 55-83

WR 95 (College Writing Fundamentals) OR *WR 121 ALP/WR 115 ALP

(Accelerated Learning Program) Allows students to skip WR 95 as a

separate course and progress more quickly.

Score 4: with Reading score of 84-120

WR 115 (Introduction to Writing) OR *WR 121 ALP/WR 115 ALP

(Accelerated Learning Program)

Score 5: with Reading score of 84-94

WR 115 (Introduction to Writing) OR * WR 121 ALP/WR 115 ALP

(Accelerated Learning Program)

Score 5: with Reading score of 95-120

WR 121 (English Composition)

Score 6-8: with any Reading score 20-120

WR 121 (English Composition).

*Requires one hour of WR 121 followed immediately by one hour of WR 115.

Score: 0-30

Meet with an advisor or the New Student Center to select an appropriate first-term
course load.

Score: 31-68

WR 90 (The Write Course) Requires reading placement score of 55 or above

Score: 69-79

WR 95 (College Writing Fundamentals) OR WR 121 ALP/WR 115 ALP (Accelerated Learning Program)

*Requires one hour of WR 121 followed immediately by one hour of WR 115. Allows student
to skip WR 95 as a separate course and progress more quickly.

Score: 80-94

WR 115 (Introduction to Writing) OR WR 121 ALP/WR 115 ALP (Accelerated Learning Program)

*Requires 1 hour of WR 121 followed immediately by 1 hour of WR 115. Allows student
to skip WR 115 as a separate course and progress more quickly.

Score 95-120

WR 121 (English Composition)

#### Math Scores

Score 0-13:

Choose 1: MTH 50 - Numerical Literacy OR *MTH 98 - Foundations for Contemporary Math

Score 14-29:

Choose 1: MTH 75 - Introductory Algebra OR *MTH 98 - Foundations for Contemporary Math

Score 30-45:

Choose 1: MTH 95 - Intermediate Algebra OR *MTH 98 - Foundations for Contemporary Math

Score 46-59:

Choose 1: MTH 111 - College Algebra OR MTH 105 - Math in Society OR MTH 211 - Fundamental of Math I

Score 60-74:

Choose 1: **MTH 112 - Trigonometry OR MTH 241 - Calculus for B/M/SS OR MTH 245 - Math for B/M/SS

Score 75-100:

MTH 251 - Differential Calculus

*MTH 98 is only for degrees that require MTH 105 and NOT MTH 111 (check with advisor)

**This course requires prior completion of MTH 97 or a comparable geometry course
for enrollment.

#### Accuplacer Math

Score 20-38

Choose 1: MTH 50 - Numerical Literacy OR *MTH 98 - Foundations for Contemporary Math

Score 39-67

Choose 1: MTH 75 - Introductory Algebra OR *MTH 98 - Foundations for Contemporary Math

Score 68-76:

Choose 1: MTH 95 - Intermediate Algebra OR *MTH 98 - Foundations for Contemporary Math

Score 77-120:

See College Math Scores Below for Placement

Score 20-35:

Choose 1: MTH 95 - Intermediate Algebra OR *MTH 98 - Foundations for Contemporary Math

Score 36-58:

Choose 1: MTH 97 - Practical Geometry OR MTH 105 - Math in Society OR MTH 111 - College Algebra OR MTH 211 - Fundamental of Math I

Score 59-79:

Choose 1: **MTH 112 - Trigonometry OR MTH 243 - Intro to Statistics OR MTH 241 - Calculus for B/M/SS ORMTH 245 - Math for B/M/SS

Score 80-120:

MTH 251 - Differential Calculus

*MTH 98 is only for degrees that require MTH 105 and NOT MTH 111 (check with advisor)

**This course requires prior completion of MTH 97 or a comparable geometry course
for enrollment.

#### Smarter Balance Scores

To document Smarter Balance scores as a placement score, students can bring in proof of scores to the New Student Center or Admissions.

Score: 3 or 4 -- WR 121 (English Composition)

Score: 3 -- MTH 111 (College Algebra) OR MTH 105 (Math in Society)

Score: 4 -- MTH 112 (Trigonometry) OR MTH 241 (Calculus for Business/Math/Social Science)

#### GED

Level 3 (or 165, honors) -- WR 121 (English Composition)

Level 3 (or 165, honors) -- MTH 111 (College Algebra)