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. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday (until Oct.19): 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Oct. 20 and later: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16 & 30;  Nov. 6 & 20; Dec. 4: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

Your Placement and Course Options

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

Writing

WritePlacer with Next Generation Reading (Beginning 1/11/2019)

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)

WritePlacer with Classic Reading (before 1/12/2019)

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.

Accuplacer Writing (Sentence Skills)

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

ALEKS Math

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

Elementary Algebra

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

College Level Math

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.

Writing Placement Guidelines

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

Math Placement Guidelines

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

Writing Placement Guidelines

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

Math Placement Guidelines

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