Placement Testing Information

Placement testing is used to assist in proper placement of students into math and English courses. Our goal is to help students succeed academically and to progress toward graduation in a timely manner. All students attending a Potomac State Orientation (PSO) event will be REQUIRED to take the Potomac State Math Placement Exam. Initial recommendations regarding English placement will be made based on the student's ACT or SAT scores.

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PLACEMENT TESTING INFORMATION

Placement testing is used to assist in proper placement of students into math and English courses. Our goal is to help students succeed academically and to progress toward graduation in a timely manner. Initial recommendations regarding math and English placement will be made based on the student's ACT or SAT scores.   

  • No calculators are permitted.
  • All tests allow for unlimited testing time.
  • Any test can be adjusted to fit any ADA needs.

MATH PLACEMENT TESTING:    

  • Students who have no ACT/SAT scores on file or have below a 19 on the mathematics section of the ACT or below a 460 on the math portion of the SAT are REQUIRED to take ACCUPLACER Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra tests.
                        
  • Use of calculators is prohibited

ENGLISH PLACEMENT TESTING:

  • Students who have no ACT/SAT scores on file or do not meet the minimum score of 18 on the English section of the ACT or the minimum score of 450 on the verbal portion of the SAT are REQUIRED to take the ACCUPLACER placement test in Sentence Skills and Reading Comprehension.

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