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Assessment & Testing

The Academic Success Center (ASC) 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 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 available SAT/ACT 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 as a placement test in reading and mathematics.

The ASC also administers the Math Readiness Tests, the Chemistry Readiness Test for incoming freshmen, and coordinates its services with English as a Second Language. Proctoring services for non-Montclair State students are available through this office.