Calculus Readiness Test

Summary: Students planning to enroll in Calculus I, Math-035 must take an online readiness test, preferably in the preceding summer, to avoid potential registration problems. Students who do not get a passing score of 18 have to take the sequence Calculus with Review A and B, Math-031 and Math-032.

Because Math-035, Calculus I, is taught at a high level, with an added emphasis on both concepts and contexts, many students struggle with this course. To ensure students are ready for this course, we require a passing grade on our online readiness test to register.

At the login screen, click ‘register’ and fill in your name, NetId, and e-mail address. Also create a login and password for yourself and keep it handy and safe.

After creating your account, you are taken back to the login page where you can now click ‘login’.
Once inside, you will see “Math Placement Tests.” Click on this and you will see “Calculus Readiness Test 2021” Click on this link to begin the test. Once you begin you have one hour to complete it.  At the end of the test, you will receive your score. If you do not score 18 or above, you may review algebra and try again by taking  “Calculus Readiness Test 2021, retake”.

Note: When taking the test, students must click on the button ‘Next,’ instead of ‘Submit Assignment,’ to move to the next question. If ‘Submit Assignment’ is clicked in the middle of the test, the test will end, get graded, and the student will not be able to resume the test. ‘Submit Assignment’ should be clicked only at the end, when the student has finished answering all of the questions.

Students who do not score 18 or above on either test are not allowed to take Math-035 and should take Calculus with Review, Math-031, in the Fall. This three credit course introduces the same concepts of calculus, but at a slower pace and with added emphasis on applications and algebraic review as needed. Students taking this course will continue in the Spring with MATH-032, in which they continue from where they left off in the Fall.  At the end of the year, the students will have had the equivalent of Math-035, plus will have gained a deeper understanding and appreciation for the applications of calculus to different fields.  Math-031 does not satisfy any distributional requirements, but does count as an elective.