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Math Placement

Jacksonville State University offers a mathematical placement exam, whose placement criteria is described below.  These criteria are subject to change, and students will be placed based on the criteria current at the time of enrollment in their initial mathematics course.

There are two math tracks based on major: MS 110 or MS 204 Track  AND  MS 112 Track
To find your track, follow the steps below:
  1. Find your major listed in the Required Math by Major table.
  2. Identify your required math for your major.
  3. Use the “Mathematics Placement by Score” table for your track to locate your target score (links are provided above).
  4. If you DO NOT hit your target score, work your study path to your target score.

Remember: your initial score is not your final score. You can increase your score by working your study path!

                                                   

How do I take the placement test?

Mathematics Placement by Score

What math do I need for my major?

Other Frequently Asked Questions

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EdReadyVideo

To take the JSU EdReady Math Placement, follow the steps below (or watch how in this video):

  1. Optional: disable pop-ups on your browser.  Chrome or Firefox browsers are recommended.
  2. Login to my.jsu.edu
  3. Click on "Math Placement".
  4. If a pop-up window appears, click "Get Started" (you don't need to enter a key).
  5. Under JSU Placement, click on "Add to goals".
  6. Next, click "Go to goal".
  7. Click "Start Assessment".

MS 112 Track

Mathematics Placement by Score

Courses

JSU EdReady Score

MS 100 Accelerated

(Sections numbered 100+)

0-38

MS 100

39- 79

 MS 112  

80 or higher

MS 113 or 120

80 or higher
(also requires math sub-score

 ACT 24 or SAT 560)

MS 115

80 or higher
(also requires math sub-score

 ACT 26 or SAT 600)

MS 125

80 or higher
(also requires math sub-score

 ACT 28 or SAT 640)

MS 110 or MS 204 Track

Mathematics Placement by Score

Courses

JSU EdReady Score

MS 107

0-42

MS 110 or MS 204

43 or higher


Required Math by Major:  All Majors

Major

Required Math

Applied Engineering

MS 125

Art

MS 110 or higher

Biology, B.S. (Marine Biology, Health Professional Biology, Organismal Biology, Cellular and Molecular Biology)

MS 113 or higher plus a second math course

Biology, B.A.

MS 113 or higher plus a second math course

Business (Accounting, Business Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing Majors)

MS 112

Chemistry (Professional Concentration and Physics Minor)

MS 125 and 126

Chemistry (Chemistry General Concentration for Health Professional and Biology Minor)

MS 113

Collaborative Special Education K – 6 & 6 - 12

MS 112 and 9 hours of approved math courses (MS 110 or higher:  MS 133, 134, and 135 preferred)

Communication

MS 204

Computer Information Systems

(MS 120 or 125) and MS 302

Computer Science

MS 125, 126, 302 and 352

Criminal Justice

Two courses from: MS 110 or 112 or 204

Drama

MS 110 or higher

Early Childhood/Elementary Education

MS 112 and 9 hours of approved math courses (MS 110 or higher:  MS 133, 134, and 135 preferred)

Emergency Management

MS 110 or 112

English

MS 110 or higher

Exercise Science and Wellness

Human Performance Concentration:  MS 112 or higher

Clinical Concentration:  MS 113 or higher

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Education

MS 110

 

 

FCS (Concentration: Child Development)

MS 110

FCS (Concentration: Human Sciences and/or Merchandising)

MS 112

FCS (Concentration: Dietetics and/or Hospitality and Culinary Management)

MS 112 and 204

Foreign Languages

MS 110 or higher

Geography

(MS 110 or 112) and MS 204

History

(MS 110 or higher) and MS 204

Mathematics

See Mathematics Major 

Music

MS 110 or 112

Nursing

MS 112 and 204

Physical Education

MS 110 or higher

Political Science or Political Science /Law

MS 110 and one higher math course (MS 204 recommended)

Psychology

(MS 110 or higher) and (MS 204 or 302)

Respiratory Therapy

MS 112 and 204

Secondary Education

Requirements by Teaching Field

           

Biology                                      MS 112

General Science                         MS 113

English Language Arts              MS 110

Mathematics                              MS 125

History                                      MS 110

Spanish                                      MS 110

Social Studies                           MS 110

Social Work Degree (BSW)

(MS 110 or 112) and MS 204

Sociology

(MS 110 or higher) and MS 204

Sport Management and Recreational Studies

Recreation Leadership Concentration:  MS 110 or higher

Sport Management Concentration:  MS 112 or higher

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  Can you help me understand this math approach?

A.  Here's a quick rundown of the Course/Emporium Model:

  1. Upon Acceptance: Students will be sent information to take the JSU EdReady Math Placement, which they will complete before orientation. To place in their first required MS course (MS 110, 112, etc), the student must make the required initial placement score OR complete their entire study path if the score is not high enough. (see table)
  2. First Semester: If the student does not place high enough on the initial test, AND does not complete the individual study path, the student will be enrolled in MS 100 or MS 107. The student has one attempt only in MS 100 or MS 107. If the student completes MS 100 or MS 107, the student registers in their goal MS course.
  3. Second Semester: If the student does not pass MS 100, the student will then enroll in LS 106, Algebra Emporium. If the student does not pass MS 107, the student will enroll in LS 108

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Q.  My Math Placement Test score isn’t as high as I expected.  Can I keep working to improve my score?

A.  Yes.  Once you complete the initial placement, EdReady generates an individual study path for you.  You must complete your study path that includes watching videos, reading the topic text, completing practice problems and passing the quizzes.  Once you reach the placement score for your target class, you will be eligible to enroll in the math required for your major.

Q.  What if I have AP or Dual-Enrollment credit for a college-level math course?

A.  You are exempt from taking the Math Placement Test and can enroll in the math course for which you have met the prerequisites.


For Math Placement issues, please contact:

Department of Learning Services
Houston Cole Library
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265
256-782-5570
www.jsu.edu/learningservices


MCIS Department
119 Ayers Hall
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, AL 36265-1602
(256) 782-5269
Fax: (256) 782-5261
mcis@jsu.edu


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