Mandatory Testing and Placement Procedure with Placement Scores

 

Placement is mandatory for all degree seeking students whose declared program of study is academic or technical. Upon his/her first registration at Hinds every student subject to mandatory placement must have complete ACT scores on file, or he/she must take placement tests to determine if developmental courses are required for success in traditional college courses. ACT scores or placement test results are used to determine if a student must enroll in one or more developmental courses, and if so, at what point he/she must begin.

All such students are required to enroll initially in all prescribed developmental courses and must continue to enroll each semester in all consecutive prescribed developmental courses. A student’s developmental Mathematics prescription is fulfilled when he/she reaches the first Math course required in his/her declared program of study. A student’s developmental English prescription is fulfilled with the successful completion of ENG 0123, and a student’s Reading prescription is fulfilled with the successful completion of REA 0133 .

All prescribed developmental courses must be satisfactorily completed with a grade of “C” or better. In unusual circumstances, a student may score sufficiently high on the exit criteria to by-pass the next developmental course. In such cases, the student’s placement level will be entered into the College database to reflect the higher level; however, he/she will receive credit only for the developmental course in which he/she originally enrolled for that term.

For initial placement purposes, the following ACT, ACCUPLACER and/or Placement scores will be used to place students in the following courses. See below for complete requirements about placement in Developmental Studies.

English

Course Order

Placement Level

ACT Subscore

English Accuplacer Score

ENG 0113

1

1-13

20-69

ENG 0123

2

14-16

70-87

ENG 1113

3

17-36

88-120

ENG 1113*

3

25-36


Math

Course Order

Placement Level

ACT Subscore

Math Accuplacer

Score

MAT 0123 or MAT 0124

1 & 2

1-16

20-62

MAT 1233 or MAT 1234*

3

17-19

63-87

MAT 1313* or MAT 1323

4

20-36

88-120


Reading

Course Order

Placement Level

ACT Subscore

Reading Accuplacer Score

REA 0123

1 & 2

1-12

20-51

REA 0133

3

13-16

52-75

 

4

17+

76-120


Education

Course Order

Placement Level

IF PLACED IN

REQUIRED

ENG 0111/ LLS 0113

1

three developmental classes

take & pass course/lab

ENG 0121/ LLS 0123

2

two developmental classes

take & pass course/lab


NOTES:   (a) Or recommendation of instructor

                 (b) Students in certain career/technical programs may take these two courses

                 (c) College transferable course (not developmental)

                     * Honors English Composition