Placement

The Accuplacer assessment is available at no cost to students and is the most common way Ivy Tech students demonstrate their readiness for college-level coursework. The Accuplacer is a placement instrument, created by CollegeBoard, and used by post secondary institutions in Indiana and surrounding states to place college students into coursework appropriate for the students' skill level. The Accuplacer replaced the COMPASS in Fall 2012.

The following chart shows the Accuplacer and COMPASS scores needed for placement into the following ENTRY-LEVEL courses.  Click on the MATH classes below for more information about which math pathway matches your degree program.:

Course Placement: Accuplacer Scores post-Feb 3, 2014: Accuplacer Scores pre-Feb 3, 2014: COMPASS scores:
ENGL 111 English Composition WritePlacer 4-8 and Reading Diagnostic 69-120 80+ Sentence Skills & 76+ Reading 70+ Writing & 80+ Reading
MATH 122 Applied Technical Mathematics Elementary Algebra 34+ or Strands 1, 2, 3 ≥ 13 & 4 ≥ 5    
MATH 100 Intermediate Algebra Elementary Algebra 70-91 or Strands 5,6,7 ≥ 9 & 8 ≥ 6 n/a n/a
MATH 117 The Art of Geometry Elementary Algebra 70-91 or Strands 5,6,7 ≥ 9 & 8 ≥ 6 40-52 Elementary Algebra 35-51 Algebra
MATH 118 Concepts in Mathematics
MATH 123 Quantitative Reasoning
Elementary Algebra 45-69 or Strands 5,6,7 ≥ 9 & 8 ≥ 6 40-52 Elementary Algebra 35-51 Algebra
MATH 121 Geometry-Trigonometry
MATH 127 Mathematics for Elementary Education I
MATH 128 Mathematics for Elementary Education II
MATH 129 Mathematics for Elementary Education III
MATH 141 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
Elementary Algebra 70-91 or Strands 5,6,7 ≥ 9 & 8 ≥ 6 74-120 Elementary Algebra 66+ Algebra or 0-45 College Algebra
MATH 135 Finite Math
MATH 136 College Algebra
MATH 137 Trigonometry with Analytic Geometry
Elementary Algebra 92-120 or Strands 9, 10, & 11 ≥ 9 74-120 Elementary Algebra 66+ Algebra or 0-45 College Algebra
MATH 200 Statistics
MATH 201 Brief Calculus I
College Level Math 61-120 86-120 College Level Math 46+ college algebra or 0-45 trigonometry
MATH 211 Calculus I
MATH 213 Multidimensional Mathematics
MATH 218 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
MATH 221 Calculus for Technology I
College Level Math 61-120 86-120 College Level Math 46+ college algebra or 46+ trigonometry
The following chart shows the Accuplacer and COMPASS scores needed for placement into the following REFRESHER/ZERO LEVEL courses.  Click on the MATH classes below to check out which pathway matches your degree program.:
Course Placement: Accuplacer Scores post 2/3/14: Accuplacer Scores pre 2/3/14: COMPASS scores:
ENGL 083/063 Reading Strategies for College Diagnostic 25-68 55-75 Reading 49-79 Reading
ENGL 093/073 Introduction to College Writing WritePlacer 2-3 60-79 Sentence Skills 32-69 Writing
ENGL 095/075 Integrated Reading & Writing WritePlacer 2-3 and Reading Diagnostic 25-68 60-79 Sentence Skills
55+ Reading
70+ Writing and 80+ Reading
MATH 080 Math Principles with Algebra Elementary Algebra 34-44 or Strands 1,2, & 3 ≥ 7 30-59 Arithmetic 25-54 Pre-Algebra
MATH 023 Essentials of Algebra I Elementary Algebra 34-69 or Strands 1,2,3 ≥ 13 & 4 ≥ 5 60-120 Arithmetic 24-34 Algebra, or 15-23 Algebra and 55+ Pre-Algebra
FOUN 070 Tech Foundations I
FOUN 071 Tech Foundations II
Strands 1, 2 ≥ 5 30-59 Arithmetic 25-54 Pre-Algebra