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Computerized Placement Tests (CPTs) assess knowledge, abilities, and readiness for college-level courses. CPTs are assessments – not pass/fail tests – and are administered to ensure students are properly placed in English and mathematics courses as well as to determine if a developmental reading course is needed.

Students should do their absolute best on all tests to ensure enrollment in the appropriate courses.

CPT subjects include reading comprehension, sentence skills, elementary algebra, and college-level mathematics. CPTs are adaptive, which means the first question will be in the mid-range of difficulty. If answered correctly, the next question will be slightly more difficult. If answered incorrectly, the next question will be easier. CPTs are untimed. Test results are available immediately.

Should you need additional information regarding placement testing, please contact Testing Center Coordinator Cynthia Worth at (336)750-2390 or worthcm@wssu.edu or stop by the office in the Student Success Center at Hill Hall, room 329.