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Placement Formula

Finally, two systems reported using a formula to generate a score for placement; it is currently being pilot tested and is scheduled to be required across the system in 2017 in the University System of Georgia (USG) and was recently added to the math placement process by the South Dakota Board of Regents. In the USG placement process, students with an English Placement Index (EPI) or Math Placement Index (MPI) equal to or greater than the minimum college placement index scores are placed into appropriate gateway courses. The EPI and MPI are based on calculations using SAT/ACT scores, high school GPA (HSGPA), and the placement test. In South Dakota, the Mathematics Index score will be used to determine placement into the initial mathematics courses for students with valid ACT scores and high school GPA.

State Policy Example

Placement Formula: Georgia

In the University of Georgia System, Math and English Placement Indexes are calculated based on high school GPA, SAT or ACT and, when indicated, a placement test.

States using this policy type

  • GA
  • SD

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