Math Placement Testing (Update: Make-up Dates Available)

Update: Test make-up dates are now available

If you do not take the placement exam, you will not be allowed to take the math class you are enrolled in at ATDP this summer. Please contact the ATDP office to indicate your plans to attend one of the make-up test dates listed below. All testing will be held in 70 University Hall, ATDP’s Main Office. If you cannot make any of these dates, please contact the office to make other arrangements.

  • Friday, May 26, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 31, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Saturday, June 3, 1:45pm – 3:45pm (after Student Orientation)

 

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Students’ placement in most math classes is contingent upon passing a placement test. ATDP administers placement tests in Tolman Hall on May 20, beginning promptly at 1:45 PM. Please plan to arrive early to give yourself time to find your testing location. Some instructors may allow non-graphing calculators, so you may wish to bring one with you.

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Getting to Tolman Hall

Tolman Hall is located near the northwest corner of campus, at the intersection of Hearst Avenue and Arch Street. Street parking can be challenging near campus, and we encourage families to use public transit if possible. Berkeley’s Parking and Transportation office also maintains comprehensive visitor parking information.

Driving to Tolman from Interstate 80 (Northbound or Southbound)
  • Take the University Avenue exit and proceed eastward about 3 miles (toward the hills) until you reach the western edge of campus, at Oxford Street.
  • Turn left (heading north) on Oxford and change to the rightmost lane.
  • Two blocks further, turn right (heading east) onto Hearst Avenue. This is the northwest perimeter of the contiguous university campus.
  • Tolman Hall is the third building on the right, at the traffic light at the intersection of Hearst, Arch, and LeConte.
Driving to Tolman from State Route 24 (Westbound)
  • Take the Highway 13 North exit shortly after exiting the Caldecott Tunnel. Proceed along Highway 13 (it turns into Ashby Ave.) until you reach Shattuck Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Shattuck (heading north) and proceed until you reach Hearst Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Hearst Avenue. You will pass a construction site and Oxford Street before arriving at the northern perimeter of the contiguous university campus.
  • Tolman Hall is the third building on the right, at the traffic light at the intersection of Hearst, Arch, and LeConte.

Once you’ve arrived at Tolman Hall, enter the east wing (Graduate School of Education) at either the first or second floor. You will see classroom assignment maps posted near the doors.

 

Finding your testing location

Testing classrooms are assigned by instructor, and will be located on the second through fifth floors of Tolman Hall. Classroom locations and maps are below and will be posted in Tolman Hall’s lobbies.

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SD3740: Foundations of Algebra (Benedetti) – 2326*

SD3741: Algebra I (Farid) – 2320

SD3744: Geometry (Jaw) – 4635

SD3747: Algebra II/Trigonometry (Mountain) – 3515

SD3749: Precalculus (Henri) – 5634

SD3726: Third-Year Japanese (Hosoi) – 5509**

SD3737: Web Development (McDonald & Pierce) – 3507**

*The Foundations of Algebra test is diagnostic only and will not affect course placement.

** The Third-Year Japanese and Web Development test is required only for students who have not completed the course prerequisites through ATDP. (These students should have received a notice in their admissions packet.)

There is no test for students in Applied Mathematics.

 

What if I can’t attend on May 20?

If you do not take the placement exam, you will not be allowed to take the math class you are enrolled in at ATDP this summer. Please contact the ATDP office to indicate your plans to attend one of the make-up test dates listed below. All testing will be held in 70 University Hall, ATDP’s Main Office. If you cannot make any of these dates, please contact the office to make other arrangements.

  • Friday, May 26, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • Wednesday, May 31, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Saturday, June 3, 1:45pm – 3:45pm (after Student Orientation)

 

What if I don’t pass the test?

The test measures your readiness for (and not your current knowledge of) the math course you requested. For most students, your score will confirm that the original placement was correct. In the past, a large majority of students have received passing scores.

However, if your score is low, we may need to find a more appropriate course placement for you. Students whose test results indicate inadequate preparation for a very accelerated math course cannot take that course at ATDP, but we will gladly work with them to place them in an alternative course.

 

When will I know the results?

ATDP will mail home placement test decisions near the beginning of June. You may also access your result via your online account menu.

 

2 Comments

  1. Is this placement test required for ED or SD only?