Placement Exam Score Interpretation Rubric
Accuplacer Math Placement Test and Score Interpretation
Upon entry to USM, if your new SATMATH score was below 570 or your old SATMath score was below 550, you are required to take the Accuplacer Arithmetic and Elementary Algebra Tests to determine placement into your first math course at USM. *For the fall 2018 semester, students with SATMath scores between 460560 may opt to directly enroll in the MAT 101 (Math Readiness) course, without taking the Accuplacer test. *When a student takes the Accuplacer Math Placement Test, the test scores will be interpreted as noted below.
*If the Arithmetic score and Elem Algebra score are both 59 or below; your course placement = MAT 009
*If the Arithmetic score is 60 or above, your Math course placement is based upon the following Elementary Algebra scores:
Elem Algebra score is 69 or below: your course placement = Mat 101B
Elem Algebra score is 70 or higher; your course placement = MAT 105, MAT 108, or MAT 120
*If your Elem Algebra score is 108 or higher; the College Math Test can be taken if you want to enroll in a higher level Math course.
College Math score of 59 or below, your course placement = MAT 105, MAT 108 or MAT 120
College Math score of 60 or above, your course placement = MAT 140
College Math score of 70 or above, your course placement = MAT 152
College Math Test and Score Interpretation
Any incoming student (regardless of the SATM score) who wishes to enroll in a MAT 140 course, must have passed the MAT 108 course. If an incoming student submits a new SATMath score of 570 or higher or an old SATMath score of 550 or higher, the student may take the College Math test to determine if they have adequate collegelevel math skills. The following scores will determine your eligibility to enroll in MAT 140 or MAT 152.
College Math score of 59 or below, your course placement = MAT 105, MAT 108, or MAT 120
College Math score of 60 or above, your course placement = MAT 140
College Math score of 70 of above, your course placement = MAT 152
Math Placement Test * Only for students with new SATM Scores Below 570 or old SATM Scores Below 550*
If the Arithmetic score is 59 or below, consider the following Elementary Algebra scores:  If the Arithmetic score is 60 or above, consider the following Elementary Algebra scores: 
Elementary Algebra score is 59 or below: MAT 9 

Elementary Algebra score is 60 to 75: MAT 101B 
Elementary Algebra score is 69 or below: MAT 101B 
Elementary Algebra score is 76 or higher: MAT 105D, 108, or 120D 
Elementary Algebra score is 70 or higher MAT 105D, 108, or 120D 
College –Level Math Test
Option 1: If Elementary Algebra score is 108 or above: 
Take College Math Test

Option 2: Those with new SATM scores of 570 or above or old SATM scores of 550 or above: 
