Basic Skills Assessment Tool (BST)

All students (including transfers) wishing to enroll in MATH 104 for the upcoming semester will need to take and pass the BST prior to registration (with a minimum score of 80%). Students transferring 104 credit and wishing to enroll in MATH 105 for the upcoming semester will also need to take and pass the BST prior to registration (with a minimum score of 80%). If you do not pass the BST with a minimum score of 80%, you may repeat the assessment in person in the math office or you may request to enroll in a 2-credit support seminar (MATH 094) concurrently with MATH 104 in the fall. To do this follow the directions after you take the exam. Note - this is not an option for the summer. 

The assessment consists of 25 questions that evaluate knowledge in specific content domains. Students have 50 minutes to complete the exam. No calculators or electronic devices may be used. Students will need to present a photo ID (preferably their student ID) and their M number at the testing site.

BST Review Materials

 (Note: These materials are for the Basic Skills Assessment Tool only.)

 Hard copies of these review materials are available in the Math Department Office (Wickersham 208).

See below for in-person review sessions.

Testing and Review Dates

Note: the Basic Skills Assessment Tool (BST) is for ONLY for Early Childhood, Special Education or Middle-Level Education majors  - all other students should take the Math Placement Assessment (MPT).

The Basic Skills Assessment is offered regularly throughout the Fall and Spring semesters and during the summer. 

Fall 2023 group review and test sessions have passed. Please contact the Department of Mathematics Office at to schedule your test. You may come by the Math Department office in Wickersham Hall room 208 Monday - Friday between 8 AM and 3 PM to take the Basic Skills Test. Please contact Linda Mellinger at or 717-871-7668 to confirm the time you would like to take the assessment.

You should practice the problems linked on this webpage. If you are able to do these practice problems correctly, you have a greater chance of passing the test. If you do not earn an 80%, you may retest with a different version of the assessment. 

Please contact Dr. Tyrone Washington ( or Linda Mellinger ( with any questions.

Obtaining your BST Score

  • Go to the Millersville University Logins page (
  • Select “MAX”
  • Log in to your account
  • Select “Student Services”
  • Select “Registration”
  • Select “Placement Exam Scores”

If you passed the BST you will see: Placement results – Math Course 104 Please print this sheet for your records and/or submission to the ELED Department.
If you did not pass the BST you will see: Did not pass Math BST: Score = XX (where XX is the score of your test)