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Mathematics Placement Exam

Review & Retesting

A study plan and practice tests are available on MyMathTest.com to help students review prior to taking the Mathematics Placement Exam. Students must first register for an individual access code in order to take advantage of the review materials on MyMathTest.com. Note your MyMathTest account is active for 16-weeks from the date that it is created and students will receive only one code from Winthrop University. Therefore it is imperative that you begin reviewing immediately if you do not reach the level needed.

Study Plan

Whether preparing to take the MPE for the first time, or preparing to retake the exam to improve your placement level, all students should take advantage of the online study plan.

The study plan contains questions on topics covered in the Math Placement Exam and Math Placement Exam - For Placement Into Calculus exams. The Math Placement Exam covers content in chapters 0 and 1, and the Math Placement Exam - For Placement Into Calculus covers content in chapters 1-5.

While working through the study plan, you can click the binoculars icon to see solutions to example problems, or click the key icon to obtain helpful hints on the problems you are currently working. Some problems also have a video of an example problem being worked.

Upon logging in to the program for the first time, all of the study plan content will be available. Once you have completed your first attempt at the MPE, the study plan will be updated to show which content area(s) you should concentrate on during your review.

Practice Tests

There are two practice tests. MPE Practice Test A helps prepare students for the Math Placement Exam, and MPE Practice Test B helps prepare students for the Math Placement Exam - For Placement Into Calculus. The practice tests may be taken at any time - both before and after taking the Math Placement Exam and the Math Placement Exam - For Placement Into Calculus.

All students are encouraged to complete practice test A. Students who are trying to place directly into MATH 105 or MATH 201 should also complete practice test B.

Unlike the Math Placement Exam and the Math Placement Exam - For Placement Into Calculus, you may review each practice test to compare your answers to the correct answers, and you can retake the practice tests as many times as you would like during the 16 weeks your MyMathTest account is active.

Retesting

Before you can take the Math Placement Exam - Second Attempt, you must answer at least 75% of the questions correctly on practice test A.

Before you can take the MPE - For Placement Into Calculus - Second Attempt, you must answer at least 75% of the questions correctly on practice test B. 

Students are also strongly encouraged to work through their updated study plan before taking the Math Placement Exam - Second Attempt.