
Possible statistics placements are:

unknown

115

115/131 (coded 208)

209

209/133 (coded 210)

309/310 (coded 300)
In this context,

115/131 will be interpreted as indicating that the
student might take MAT 115. However, the student is encouraged to take MAT
131 first and then take 209 rather than 115.

209/133 will be interpreted as indicating that the student
might take MAT 209. However, this placement also may encourage the student
to take through MAT 133 now and then jump directly to 309/310 (omitting MAT
209 completely).

The above placements are listed in ascending order of preparation.
If a student has adequate background for several placements, the student
should be placed in the highest of the relevant courses.

In considering whether or not a student has had MAT
131 or MAT 133, one should use the Math Placement Expert System.

Placement in MAT 123 or MAT 131 implies the student does not have adequate
calculus background to count as a prerequisite.

Placement in MAT 133 implies the student has MAT 131 or equivalent
background.

Placement in MAT 215 implies the student has MAT 133 or equivalent
background.

If AP Statistics scores are available:

Score 4 or 5: if a student has had MAT 133 or has been placed in MAT 215
or higher, then placement is in MAT 309/310 (coded 300).

Score 4 or 5: if a student has not had 133, the student could take MAT
209, or the student is advised to take calculus through MAT 133 and then jump
directly to MAT 309/310 (coded 210).

Score 3: if a student has had MAT 131 or equivalent, then placement is MAT
209.

Score 3: if the student has not had calculus, the student
might take MAT 115, but the student is encouraged to
take MAT 131 or MAT 123124 and then take MAT 209 (coded 208).

Score 3 or better: If the student's math placement is unknown, then the
student is encouraged to take MAT 131 or MAT 123124 and
then begin statistics with MAT 209 (coded 208).

If a student has a Statistics AP score of 3 or
better, then these AP rules supersede any others about ACT scores or
data from the high school transcript.

If the student has had MAT 131 or has been placed in MAT 133, then
placement is in MAT 209.

If the student has had 1 year or more of high school statistics, or if the
student has received a 1 or 2 on AP Stat:

If the student scores 29 or more on the ACT (650 or higher on the SAT) and
has had MAT 131 or equivalent, then placement is MAT 209.

If the student scores 29 or more on the ACT (650 or
higher on the SAT), but has had no calculus, then the student might take
MAT 115, but the student is encouraged to take MAT 131 or MAT 123124 and
then begin statistics with MAT 209 (coded 208).

If the student scores less than 29 on the ACT (below 650 on the SAT), then
the student might take MAT 115, but the student is
encouraged to take MAT 131 and then begin statistics with MAT 209 (coded 208).

If the student's SAT/ACT scores are not known, then the student is
encouraged to take MAT 131 or MAT 123124 and
then begin statistics with MAT 209 (coded 208).

If the student has no record of past statistics courses:

If the student has had MAT 131 or is placed in MAT 133, then placement is
MAT 209.

If the student scores 29 or more on the ACT then the student might take MAT
115, but the student is encouraged to take MAT 131 and then begin
statistics with MAT 209 (coded 208).

If the student has not had MAT 131 or equivalent, then placement is MAT
115.

The Math Placement rules classify ACT/SAT scores into ranges, giving
attribute stdscores values exceptional, superior, high, good,
fair, poor, low, and unknown. For statistics placement, an
ACT of 29 or higher is considered as being exceptional, superior
or high for attribute stdscores.

As with computer science and mathematics placements, all students are given
placements; use unknown if all else fails!