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 or you may request to enroll in a 2-credit support seminar concurrently with MATH 104 in the spring. To do this follow the directions after you take the exam. Note - this pilot program is not guaranteed beyond Spring 2023.
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.)
- Practice Exercises
- Practice Exercises Solutions
- Content domains
- Review Videos and Practice Quizzes on Khan Academy
Hard copies of these review materials are available in the Math Department Office (Wickersham 208).
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. 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.
You should practice the problems linked on this webpage. If you do not earn an 80%, you may repeat the assessment.
Obtaining your BST Score
- Go to the Millersville University Logins page (https://www.millersville.edu/logins/index.php)
- 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)