Assessment & Testing

The Center for Academic Development and Assessment (CADA) coordinates all assessment and evaluation procedures associated with Placement Testing; students are placed into appropriate courses in English and mathematics after a review of their academic records. All students must demonstrate proficiencies in writing, reading and elementary algebra, which are compatible with the successful performance of college level work. The Montclair State University Placement Requirement provides for the demonstration of such proficiencies through SAT scores, achievement in high school courses, or the assessment of these skills upon entry to the University and, if necessary, enrollment in particular remedial or developmental courses to develop requisite skills. Montclair State University administers the ACCUPLACER for a placement test in reading and mathematics. For more information about placement criteria and cut scores click on the link below:

SCORE RANGES AND PLACEMENTS BASED ON ACCUPLACER, SAT/ACT SCORES AND HIGH SCHOOL RECORD

CADA also administers the Math Readiness Tests, the Chemistry Readiness Test for incoming freshmen, and coordinates its services with Foreign Language Placement Testing and English as a Second Language. Proctoring services for non-MSU students are available through this office.