The Math Placement Test I consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. Questions are arranged to gradually increase in difficulty, focusing on topics of real numbers and operations, Algebra I, and Geometry.
*Calculators may not be used for either of these tests.
The Math Placement Test IIA consists of 15 multiple-choice questions. Questions are arranged to gradually increase in difficulty, focusing on topics of real numbers and operations, Algebra I, and Algebra II.
*Calculators may not be used for either of these tests.
The test consists of seven short reading passages and 38 multiple-choice questions about the content of these passages.
The Spanish Placement Test measures language usage and reading skills.
The test has three levels. Level I consists of 31 multiple choice questions. Level II consists of 28 multiple choice questions and Level III 36 multiple choice questions. Your score on Level I will determine your eligibility to continue on to Level II, and then so on with each Level.
The test consists of responding to a short article (that will be provided) by constructing a well-organized essay of approximately 300 words in which students summarize the argument and state their own position on the argument, providing specific supporting evidence from the article, their own experiences, observations, or readings.
Results of the English Challenge/Placement test will determine whether a student registers for ENG 095 or ENG 111.
40 multiple-choice questions, including both chemical and mathematical foundations questions, comprise this test.
*A calculator will be provided if testing in person. If testing remotely, you must provide your own calculator.
The French Placement Test measures language usage and reading skills.
The test has three levels. Level I consists of 31 multiple choice questions. Level II consists of 26 multiple choice questions and Level III 31 multiple choice questions. Your score on Level I will determine your eligibility to continue on to Level II, and then so on with each Level.
Placement tests may be required prior to registration for some courses to ensure you register for the appropriate course to maximize your success in college.
If you have questions about whether your SAT or ACT scores have been received by Barry, contact your admissions counselor.
That depends on how many and what credits are accepted as transfer credits, and your major at Barry. In general, if you have earned an associate’s degree or have completed at least one college-level math and one college-level English course, you probably will not need to take math, English, or reading placement tests. However, depending on your major, you may need to take chemistry, foreign language, or a math placement test. Discuss this with your academic advisor.
If you are eligible to receive accommodations for testing, or have received accommodations for testing in the past, you may be eligible to receive these accommodations for placement testing. However, you must first register with the Barry University Office of Accessibility Services in order to be afforded these accommodations during placement testing. Please visit the Barry University Office of Accessibility Services website (http://www.barry.edu/accessibility-services/) to register with the office and submit appropriate documentation, or contact them at 305-899-3056 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. There is a study guide for the Math Placement Test as well as for the Chemistry Placement Test. You can access these guides through your myBarry Dashboard or contact the Testing Center in CASA at email@example.com.
According to the Barry University’s policy, only those students who do not have SAT and/or ACT scores and who earned an average of ‘B’ in junior and senior level high school English are eligible to take the English Challenge test. If you need more information on this matter, please contact the Director of First-Year Writing, Dr. Paige Banaji at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The amount of time you spend testing during orientation depends on the test(s) you are required to take and those you choose to take. All tests are timed. You may be finished with some tests before the time limit. The table below summarizes the various tests and the maximum time allowed for each.
No. Cellphones must be turned off and put away for the entire duration of testing.
Determination of which tests you must or may take is individualized and based on your SAT or ACT scores, your academic performance in certain courses in high school, and your major; therefore, some students may take more or different tests than others.
All students who place into ENG-095 are required to take the Reading placement test. Effective reading skills are essential for college success. Students who may benefit from guided instruction to develop reading comprehension and fluency skills in order to manage the rigor of required college texts will enroll in SI 010, a 1-credit course.
This 20-minute test, consisting of reading seven short passages and responding to 38 multiple-choice questions about the content of these passages, will determine whether or not a student enrolls in SI 010.
The results of the Math Placement test will identify the Barry University mathematics course(s) that best match your current mathematics skills.
Yes, the Math Placement test may be taken more than once. However, the second attempt must be taken no less than 30 days after the date when the first test was taken.
In order to ensure accurate assessment of one’s mathematical knowledge and skills, use of calculators for testing is prohibited.
Yes. Students who must enroll in CHE 111 are required to take a Chemistry Placement Test to determine their first Chemistry course placement.
Students who plan to register for their first Spanish or French course at Barry University must take a Foreign Language Placement test to determine appropriate course placement. Taking one semester of a foreign language is a requirement for many majors.
No. A Foreign Language Placement Test score is required of all students registered for their first foreign language course.
Math, Chemistry, and Foreign Language placement tests are scored on the same day in which they are taken. Scores are made available to advisors via AIS, WebAdvisor, and Salesforce within one hour after testing was completed. English and Reading placement tests are scored within 48 hours after completing the test and results are then made available to advisors via AIS, WebAdvisor, and Salesforce.
You may contact the Center for Academic Success and Advising (CASA) at 305-899-3687 or contact the Testing Center Manager, Dr. Olena Drozd at email@example.com for questions about Placement Testing.