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English & Math RISE Study Guides

 

Preparing for the RISE Placement Test

It is very important that you study for your placement test.  We recommend spending at least two hours reviewing each test area – English and math.  By obtaining a better score, you will have more class options and can get a head start towards achieving your academic goals. 

RISE English Test

There are two RISE English placement tests.  Students must earn a score of 70 on the first test to advance to the next test.  That is, if students earn a 70 or higher on Test 1, then they can take Test 2.  If students do not earn a 70 or higher on Test 1, then they cannot take Test 2.

Student performance on each RISE English test corresponds with the RISE tiers that are used for placement into college-level courses with or without corequisite support and into the ENG 002 Transition English course.

RISE Placement Test and Scores English Placement
Tier 2/Test 2
70 or higher
ENG 111
Tier 1/ Test 1
70 or higher
ENG 111 and 011
Tier 1/ Test 1
Less than 70
ENG 002

 

What’s on the RISE English tests?

Tier 1/Test 1

           ⁕ Introduction to College Reading and Writing

            ⁕ Identifying Main Ideas

            ⁕ Discovering Implied Meaning

            ⁕ Interpreting Bias

            ⁕ Analysis through Definition

            ⁕ Learning Across Disciplines

Tier 2/Test 2

           ⁕ Exploring Comparative Elements

            ⁕ Informed Opinions through Causal Chains

            ⁕ Applied Critical Analysis

            ⁕ Using Sources in Critical Reading and Writing

Please visit www.hippocampus.org to review the above subject matter.  You may visit the Student Enrichment Center for further guidance and/or you may call 828.659.0418.

 

RISE MATH TEST

There are three RISE math placement tests.  Students must earn a score of 70 on each test to advance to the next.  That is, if students earn a score of 70 or higher on Test 1, then they can take Test 2.  If students do not earn a score of 70 or higher on Test 2, then they cannot take Test 3.

Student performance on each RISE math test corresponds with the RISE tiers that are used for placement into college-level courses with or without corequisite support and into the MAT 003 Transition Math course.

 

RISE Placement Test and Scores Math Placement
Tier 3/ Test 3
70 or higher
MAT 121
Tier 2/ Test 2
70 or higher
MAT 121 and MAT 021
MAT 143  MAT 152
MAT 171 and MAT 071
Tier 1/ Test 1
70 or higher
MAT 110
MAT 143 and MAT 043
MAT 152 and 052
Tier 1/Test 1
Less than 70
MAT 003

 

What is on the RISE Math tests?                  

Tier1/Test 1

     ⁕  Whole Numbers

     ⁕  Fractions and Mixed Numbers

     ⁕  Decimals

     ⁕  Ratios, Rates and Proportions

     ⁕  Percents

     ⁕  Measurement

     ⁕  Geometry

     ⁕  Real Numbers

Tier 2/Test 2

     ⁕  Solving Equations and Inequalities

     ⁕  Graphing

     ⁕  Exponents and Polynomials

     ⁕  Concepts in Statistics

Tier 3/Test 3

     ⁕  Factoring

     ⁕  Systems of Equations and Inequalities

     ⁕  Rational Expressions

     ⁕  Radical Expressions and Quadratic Equations

     ⁕  Functions                            

(Please visit www.hippocampus.org to review the above subject matter)