Why Use Placement Test Suite – Automated Math Placement Testing - Maplesoft

Why Use the Placement Test Suite?

Place your incoming students in the right mathematics courses quickly and painlessly using the renowned Mathematical Association of America (MAA) placement tests offered online exclusively through the Maple T.A. testing environment.

  • Easy to administer. Deliver tests online, without the logistical headaches of room scheduling, paper copy delivery, marker hiring, marathon marking sessions, and manual mark entry.
  • Instant results. Results are available as soon as the student has completed the test.
  • Placement before scheduling. Because tests are taken online, placement testing can be done before students arrive on campus, over the summer or even at the end of the previous school year when the concepts are fresh in students’ minds. Class scheduling can then be done using the placement information.
  • Flexible delivery. Tests can be offered multiple times, or over a period of time, to accommodate everyone’s busy schedule. Tests can even be administered more than once to the same students throughout the license period, to validate improvements during and after the course and to determine placement for additional subjects.


Placement Tests

  • Arithmetic and Skills
  • Basic Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Advanced Algebra
  • Trigonometry/Elementary Functions
  • Calculus Readiness and Calculus Concepts Readiness
Calculator-Based Tests
  • Arithmetic and Skills
  • Basic Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Calculus Readiness
High School Prognostics Tests

 Download the list of topics for each test


  • Standard, calculator-based, and algorithmic tests available
  • For standard and calculator-based tests
    • Each test is carefully balanced and real-life tested by the MAA to provide consistent and reliable results
    • Parallel forms of these tests are available for many topics
  • Algorithmic tests
    • Each question contains one or more variables whose values are randomly chosen according to the constraints specified in the question template.
    • Every student is presented with a randomized version of the same problem, so answers cannot be shared.
    • Based on the original algorithms used to create the parallel forms of the standard placement tests.
    • Reviewed and approved by the MAA.
  • Each test available as a built-in assignment
  • Instant grading of results
  • Results can be analyzed with automated tools
  • Standard math notation used in questions, so they appear just as they would on paper
  • User’s Guide provides guidelines on selecting the appropriate test, and analyzing the results to set cutoff scores
  • MAA Placement Test consultants available, at additional cost, to help institutions develop or improve their placement testing program
  • Flexible licensing allows for hosted and locally run solutions

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Find out how the Maple T.A. MAA Placement Test Suite will give you easy administration, instant results, and flexible scheduling for your incoming students.
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