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Technology Skills Test
The Arithmetic test, comprised of 17 questions, measures your ability to perform basic arithmetic operations and to solve problems that involve fundamental arithmetic concepts. There are three types of Arithmetic questions:
Operations with whole numbers and fractions: topics included in this category are addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, recognizing equivalent fractions and mixed numbers, and estimating.
Operations with decimals and percents: topics include addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with decimals. Percent problems, recognition of decimals, fraction and percent equivalencies, and problems involving estimation are also given.
Applications and problem solving: topics include rate, percent, and measurement problems, simple geometry problems, and distribution of a quantity into its fractional parts.
The College-Level Math test, comprised of 20 questions, measures your ability to solve problems that involve college-level mathematics concepts. There are five types of College-Level Math questions:
Algebraic operations: topics include simplifying rational algebraic expressions, factoring, expanding polynomials, and manipulating roots and exponents.
Solutions of equations and inequalities: topics include the solution of linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, equation systems and other algebraic equations.
Coordinate geometry: topics include plane geometry, the coordinate plane, straight lines, conics, sets of points in the plane, and graphs of algebraic functions.
Applications and other algebra topics: topics include complex numbers, series and sequences, determinants, permutations and combinations, fractions and word problems.
Functions and trigonometry: topics include polynomials, algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic and trigonometric functions.
The Elementary Algebra test, comprised of 12 questions, measures your ability to perform basic algebraic operations and to solve problems involving elementary algebraic concepts. There are three types of Elementary Algebra questions:
Operations with integers and rational numbers: topics include computation with integers and negative rationals, the use of absolute values, and ordering.
Operations with algebraic expressions: topics include the evaluation of simple formulas and expressions, adding and subtracting monomials and polynomials, multiplying and dividing monomials and polynomials, the evaluation of positive rational roots and exponents, simplifying algebraic fractions, and factoring.
Solution of equations, inequalities, word problems: topics include solving linear equations and inequalities, solving quadratic equations by factoring, solving verbal problems presented in an algebraic context, including geometric reasoning and graphing, and the translation of written phrases into algebraic expressions.
The Reading Comprehension test, comprised of 20 questions, measures your ability to understand what you read, to identify main ideas and to make inferences. You need to distinguish between direct statements and secondary or supporting ideas.
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Accuplacer testing is required for many MTC academic programs, and it is an essential tool for achieving student success.
Students are encouraged to complete these assessments prior to
selecting first term classes. However, the assessments must be
completed prior to registration for the first English, math, or computer
Students may be exempt from completing assessment if they:
have taken the ACT, or
have earned MTC credit for corresponding brush-up or college level
English or math, or
register for the lowest level English, math, or computer course or
register for courses other than English, math, or computers
These evaluations are designed to test students in three academic areas (writing, reading, and numerical skills/PreAlgebra and Algebra) and suggest initial English and/or math courses that are appropriate for the demonstrated academic skill level. In this way, students are not placed in a course that is above their abilities or a ‘‘rehash’’ of skills they have already mastered.
Students are required to successfully complete the recommended
brush-up courses, indicated by their assessment score,
prior to registering for college-level English, math, or computer
Accuplacer testing is free and conducted in the Student Resource Center (Bryson Hall/TEC 183 - click for map).
Arrive a few minutes early to Room 183 (Student Resource
Center, Bryson Hall/Technical Education Center).
Bring your social security number.
No fees are required for Assessment.
Assessments will be scored immediately in the Student Resource
Center. Results will be explained during registration by
Allow three (3) hours for Assessment, although most students
complete the tests within two hours.
The Basic Skills Assessments are
available through the Student Resource
Center in Room 183 of the Bryson Hall/Technical
The Student Resource Center recommends
that you take the ASSET/Accuplacer
and Technology Skills Test at your
earliest convenient time.
During regular hours (hours of operation
during Fall, Winter, and Spring
term), you may start the ASSET/Accuplacer and Technology Skills Test anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30
p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Limited hours are available Friday by appointment only.
Between semesters and during Summer
term, you may start the ASSET/Accuplacer and Technology Skills Test anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00
p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
— Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. Testing times on Friday are
available by appointment only.
Please call the Student Resource Center
740.389.4636 ext. 200, if you have any
questions or want to set up an appointment.
Special needs can be accommodated with
advanced notification. Contact
Mike Stuckey at 740.389.4636 ext. 271.
MTC DISTANCE LEARNERS
If you are involved in one of our online degrees, you also have the option of testing at one of ACT's Remote Testing Sites ". The link will guide you to available locations throughout the state and country. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Mike Stuckey in the Student Resource Center.