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Placement Exam Score Guide

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To improve the transfer of courses between New Mexico’s public and tribal higher education institutions, the New Mexico Common Course Number System (NMCCNS) was created. The new course numbers, which are in parenthesis ( ) below, will begin Fall 2019.

Integrated Reading & Writing and ESOL

ACCUPLACER NEXT-GENERATION

ACT

SAT

Old Score Version
(3/1/16 or earlier)

New Score Version
(3/2/16 or later)

COURSE PLACEMENT

Number in parenthesis ( ) indicates new course number effective Fall 2019

NG - Reading Score of 209 or lower

 OR 

WritePlacer Score of 0


English 0-9

Old Score: 400-430

New Score: 200-230

IRW 0896 Accuplacer Test-Prep Class
&
Meet with an Academic Coach

NG - Reading Score of 210 – 237

OR

WritePlacer Score of 1 to 3

English 10-13

OR

Reading 12-15

 
Old Score: 440-470

New Score: 240-280


IRW 0970

OR

ESOL 0971

NG - Reading Score of 238 – 256

OR

WritePlacer Score of 4 to 5

English 14-15

OR

Reading 16-17

 
Old Score: 480-520

New Score: 290-330

IRW 0980, ESOL 0981, ESOL 1001, ESOL 1010, ESOL 1020, ESOL 1030,

NG - Reading Score of 252 – 260

OR

WritePlacer Score of 5


N/A


N/A

English 1101P
(English 1110P)

College Writing Plus
(4 cr/hrs)

NG - Reading Score of 257 – 300

OR

WritePlacer Score of 6 to 8

English 16 or above

OR

Reading 18 or above

 
Old Score: 540 or above

New Score: 330 or above

English 1101
(English 1110)

College Level - No IRW required

Math Placement

ACCUPLACER NEXT-GENERATION

ACT MATH

SAT QUANTITATIVE/MATH

Old Score Version
(3/1/16 or earlier)

New Score Version
(3/2/16 or later)

COURSE PLACEMENT

Number in parenthesis ( ) indicates new course number effective Fall 2019


NG – Arithmetic
Score of 0-199


NA


NA

MATH 0850 - Accuplacer
Test-Prep Class
&
Meet with an Academic Coach


NG – Arithmetic
Score of 200-243



0-14


Old: 0 – 310 

New: 0 – 350


MATH 0970-SPACE
&
Meet with an Academic Coach

NG – Arithmetic Score of 244–263


15-16

Old: 320 – 340 

New: 360 – 380


MATH 0970

NG – Arithmetic Score of 264–300

OR

NG – Quantitative Reasoning Score of 234-252



17-18


Old: 350 – 390

New: 390 – 430


MATH 0980,
MATH 1110, 
MATH 1211,
MATH 1212,
MATH 1213,
or MATH 1214

NG – Quantitative Reasoning Score of 200–233



NA



NA


Use Arithmetic Score Above

*NG – Quantitative Reasoning Score of 253-300



NA



NA

MATH 1320 (1130), MATH 1330 (1350), MATH 1340 (1140), MATH 1110

*Students in this range (253–300) wishing to take algebra or calculus classes are placed into Math 0980 or above by taking the Advanced Algebra (AAF) test. Quantitative Reasoning (QAS) does not test the skills covered in 0980 – 1710 (1510), algebra classes.

NG – Advanced Algebra Score of
0 - 217

NA

NA

Use Arithmetic or Quantitative Reasoning Score above

NG – Quantitative Reasoning Score of
253 - 300

AND

NG – Advanced Algebra Score of
200-217

NA

NA


MATH 0980,
MATH 1320 (1130), MATH 1330 (1350), MATH 1340 (1140), MATH 1110

NG – Advanced Algebra Score of 218 - 238



19-21


Old: 400 – 430

New: 440 – 470

MATH 1310 (1215), MATH 1320 (1130), MATH 1330 (1350), MATH 1340 (1140),
MATH 1110

NG – Advanced Algebra Score of 239 - 248



22-24

Old: 440 – 480

New: 480 – 510

MATH 1315 (1220), MATH 1320 (1130), MATH 1330 (1350), MATH 1340 (1140)

NG – Advanced Algebra Score of 249 - 283



25-26

Old: 490 – 530 

New: 520 – 560

MATH 1410 (1230), MATH 1415 (1240), MATH 1460 (1430, MATH 1530 (1250)

NG – Advanced Algebra Score of 284 – 300


27-36

Old: 540 – 800

New: 570 – 800


MATH 1710 (1510)

Meet with an Academic Coach to discuss your placement.

Spanish Course Placement

EXAM SCORES

COURSE PLACEMENT

Spanish Exam Score 0 – 50

Spanish 1101*

Spanish Exam Score 51 – 70

Spanish 1102

Spanish Exam Score 71 – 80

Spanish 2201

Spanish Exam Score 81 - 100

Spanish 2202

 TOEFL Scores

TOEFL SCORE

COURSE PLACEMENT

50-55

ESOL 0350, ESOL 0450, ESOL 0551

56-60 and a Reading and Writing score of 17-23

IRW 0970 or ESOL 0971

56-60 and a Reading and Writing score of 24-30

IRW 0980 or ESOL 0981, ESOL 1001, ESOL 1010, ESOL 1020, ESOL 1030

61 or higher and a Reading and Writing score of 31 and higher

English 1101
(English 1110)