About Your Score
Beginning academic year 20162017, the previous 2digit math placement (MP) scores will be converted to a single digit score as follows:
Old MP Score 
New MP Score 
MP Level Meaning 
Commonly Taken Introductory Courses at Each MP Level 
11, 21 
1 
Not adequately prepared for quantitative (Q) courses. It is recommended or required (depending on the course) that MP score is raised before taking these courses. Visit the Math Workshop to raise score via ALEKS. 

12, 22 13, 23 
2 
Prepared for an algebrabased college level course (statistics, math for liberal arts, certain quantitative (Q) courses on campus). NOTE: some such courses have a recommended math placement score. 
ACCT 225 Financial Accounting (REQ) 
14, 24 
3 
Prepared for PreCalculus and certain higher level quantitative (Q) courses 
MATH 120 Elementary Functions (PreCalculus) (REQ) 
15, 25 
4 
Prepared for Calculus I or Essentials of Calculus 
MATH 131 Essentials of Calculus (REQ) 
How To Raise Your Math Placement Score
The math placement test deals with algebraic manipulation skills needed for minimal algebra, statistics and precalculus classes. Through the review of high school algebra and other topics, the students can raise their math placement level for required or desired M and Q classes. A studentâ€™s choice of major will determine how much review needs completed and what final math placement level is needed for their major completion.
Raising the math placement score is done by working on ALEKS, an online learning program. The ALEKS program is used to raise the math placement score to a "2", "3" or "4" (depending on your major). The ALEKS activation code can be purchased at the bookstore or online. Once the ALEKS activation code has been purchased, visit the Math Workshop and we will walk you through the initial setup of ALEKS and get your started on the initial assessment. If you want to purchase the activation code online at the Workshop, we can definitely help you with this also. The initial setup and assessment typically is done in the Math Workshop, and typically takes 1 to 1.25 hours during this visit. The final assessment is also typically done in the Math Workshop once you have mastered 100% of the topics. All other work on ALEKS can be done from any computer with internet capabilities both on or off campus. This process can also be done during the summer, even if you are not local to the Wittenberg campus. We can help you set up the program over the phone so please give us a call during the summer business hours and we can get you set up! Please have a credit card handy and a computer with Internet access available for when you call.
Riaisng your placement score to a â€œ4â€ via ALEKS takes quite a bit of time. Students who need to raise their score to a "4" have two options: work on ALEKS as described above, or take MATH 120Q Elementary Funcations (PreCalculus).
If you have any questions about your math placement score or how to raise your score, please contact the Director of the Math Workshop, Obed Lewis, at olewis@wittenberg.edu.
Math Placement Level Requirements by Major
Click here for a list of math placement scores needed for each major/minor.
ACT/SAT Score Equivalents
The change from a 2 digit math placement score to a single digit math placement score has also included a number of other methods to meet the math placement other than taking the math placement test.
Students may take the math placement test and will receive a score of 1, 2, 3 or 4 depending on the level of the proficiency. The math placement score will then be used as prerequisites for course registration. A student can also use their SAT/ACT math scores or AP scores to determine their math placement level. If a student decides to take the math placement exam and also submit SAT/ACT scores, the student's highest math placement level from all submitted options will prevail.
Additional ways to determine the math placement score are below:
Alternative score options 
Math Placement Score 
ACT Score below 20 
Math Placement Level 1 
ACT score 20 â€“ 21 
Math Placement Level 2 
ACT score 22 â€“ 24 
Math Placement Level 3 
ACT score 25 and above 
Math Placement Level 4 
SAT score below 470 
Math Placement Level 1 
SAT score 470 â€“ 500 
Math Placement Level 2 
SAT score 510  570 
Math Placement Level 3 
SAT score 580 and above 
Math Placement Level 4 
AP CALC test score 2,3,4 or 5 
Math Placement Level 4 
AP PHYS 1 and 2 with score 4 or 5 
Math Placement Level 4 
AP PHYS C with score 4 or 5 
Math Placement Level 4 
Transfer PreCalculus course 
Math Placement Level 4 
Transfer Calculus course 
Math Placement Level 4 