## Preparing for the RISE Placement Test

It is very important that you study for your placement test. We recommend spending at least two hours reviewing each test area – English and math. By obtaining a better score, you will have more class options and can get a head start towards achieving your academic goals.

### RISE English Test

There are two RISE English placement tests. Students must earn a 75% on each test to advance to the next. That is, if students earn a 75% or higher on Test 1, then they can take Test 2. If students do not earn a 75% or higher on Test 1, then they cannot take Test 2.

Student performance on each RISE English test corresponds with the RISE tiers that are used for placement into college-level courses with or without corequisite support and into the ENG 002 Transition English course.

Students may take the RISE English placement test a maximum of two times.

RISE Placement Test and Scores | English Placement |
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Tier 2/Test 2 - 75% or higher | ENG 111 |

Tier 1/Test 1 - 75% or higher | ENG 111 and ENG 011 |

Tier 1/Test 1 - Less than 75% | ENG 002 |

What's on the RISE English Tests

#### Tier 1/Test 1

- Introduction to College Reading and Writing
- Identifying Main Ideas
- Discovering Implied Meaning
- Interpreting Bias
- Analysis through Definition
- Learning Across Disciplines

#### Tier 2/Test 2

- Exploring Comparative Elements
- Informed Opinions through Causal Chains
- Applied Critical Analysis
- Using Sources in Critical Reading and Writing

### RISE Math Test

There are three RISE math placement tests. Students must earn a 75% on each test to advance to the next. That is, if students earn a 75% or higher on Test 1, then they can take Test 2. If students do not earn a 75% or higher on Test 2, then they cannot take Test 3.

Student performance on each RISE math test corresponds with the RISE tiers that are used for placement into college-level courses with or without corequisite support and into the MAT 003 Transition Math course.

Students may take the RISE math placement test a maximum of two times.

RISE Placement Test and Scores | Math Placement |
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Tier 3/Test 3 - 75% or higher | MAT 121 MAT 171 |

Tier 2/Test 2 - 75% or higher | MAT 121 and MAT 021 MAT 143 MAT 152 MAT 171 and MAT 071 |

Tier 1/Test 1 - 75% or higher | MAT 110 MAT 143 and MAT 043 MAT 152 and MAT 052 |

Tier 1/Test 1 - Less than 75% | MAT 003 |

What's on the RISE Math Tests

#### Tier 1/Test 1

- Whole Numbers
- Fractions and Mixed Numbers
- Decimals
- Ratios, Rates and Proportions
- Percents
- Measurement
- Geometry
- Real Numbers

#### Tier 2/Test 2

- Solving Equations and Inequalities
- Graphing
- Exponents and Polynomials
- Concepts in Statistics

#### Tier 3/Test 3

- Factoring
- Systems of Equations and Inequalities
- Rational Expressions
- Radical Expressions and Quadratic Equations
- Functions

Consider exploring the following websites to prepare for the placement test.

English Resources:

Math Resources: