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Test Review Guidelines

Students in Developmental Math are given the opportunity to earn extra credit on a test, or may retest depending on the mode of their course: LEC, LAB, or COM. The following guidelines have been set in place for students to earn points back on a test.

Procedures for Reviewing Student Tests

  • DMAT tests with scores between 40% and 80% are eligible for review by a CSM coach.
  • DMAT tests with a score below 40% are not reviewed; however, the instructor may send a student to the CSM to earn points back on a low test.
  • The student must tell his or her instructor that he wishes to review a specific test in the CSM. It may take a day before the test reaches the CSM.
  • Tests are kept for two weeks. After the two weeks, tests are sent back to the instructor.

Students will be called to review tests in the order in which they sign in on our paper sign-in sheets. A student may have to wait his/her turn if several students have recently arrived. CSM coaches use the information on the sign-in sheet to find the individual student's tests for reviewing. It is very important that the student's course and section are accurate for accounting purposes as well as for locating the proper test.

The requirements for earning points back on tests and/or taking retests are listed below according to the course’s mode of instruction. Be sure you look at the table that corresponds to your course.

Lab Classes
Lab Classes
Test Grade
(form A)
0-39
40-79
80-100
Procedures
to get points back
and/or
to take Form B
(a retest)
  1. Inform your instructor that you desire to use the CSM option to improve your test grade.
  2. Go to CSM to view and formally write up Chapter Test Prep Videos over chapters on the test.
  3. Give purple sheet from CSM to instructor and present Chapter Test Prep video work to instructor.
  4. Complete “Form B review” problems that are online in MyMathLab homework. You must score 100% correct on these.
  5. THEN get 25% of points that you missed on the test back (to max. grade of 80)
  6. Take Form B test, if desired, before the next test’s due date.
  1. Inform your instructor that you desire to use the CSM option to improve your test grade.
  2. Go to CSM, go over test and bring purple sheet to instructor.
  3. Complete “Form B review” problems that are online in MyMathLab homework. You must score 100% correct on these.
  4. THEN get 25% of points that you missed on the test back (to max. grade of 80).
  5. Take Form B test, if desired, before the next test’s due date.
  1. No Points back
  2. May take Form B test, if desired, after completing Form B review problems with a score of 100%.
  3. The Form B test must be taken before the next test’s due date.
Lecture Classes
Lecture Classes
Test Grade
(form A)
0-39
40-79
80-100
Procedures
to get points back
and/or
to take Form B
(a retest)


Most lecture
instructors do NOT offer students to take a retest of the material, but only allow students to earn points back on tests that had an original score of 0 – 79.
  1. Inform your instructor that you desire to use the CSM option to improve your test grade.
  2. Go to CSM to view and formally write up Chapter Test Prep Videos over chapters on the test.
  3. Give purple sheet from CSM to instructor and present Chapter Test Prep video work to instructor.
  4. Complete “Form B review” problems that are online in MyMathLab homework. You must score 100% correct on these.
  5. THEN get 25% of points that you missed on the test back (to max. grade of 80).
  6. Take Form B test, if desired AND if offered by instructor, before the next test’s due date. Note: Most lecture instructors do NOT offer a FORM B test, but only give extra points back on tests.
  1. Inform your instructor that you desire to use the CSM option to improve your test grade.
  2. Go to CSM, go over test and bring purple sheet to instructor.
  3. Complete “Form B review” problems that are online in MyMathLab homework. You must score 100% correct on these.
  4. THEN get 25% of points that you missed on the test back (to max. grade of 80).
  5. Take Form B test, if desired AND if offered by instructor, before the next test’s due date. Note: Most lecture instructors do NOT offer a FORM B test, but only give extra points back on tests.
  1. No Points back
  2. May take Form B test, if desired AND if it’s offered by the instructor, after completing Form B review problems with a score of 100%.
  3. The Form B test must be taken before the next test’s due date.
  4. Note: Most lecture instructors do NOT offer a FORM B test,, so if you score 80 or more on a test AND your instructor does not offer a form B test, then you just keep your original test score.

NOTE: DMAT0090, DMAT0305 & DMAT0310 lecture students must also have completed all homework assignments covered by the test with a minimum score of 75% before taking the test in in order to be allowed to earn points back on a test and/or take a retest. DMAT0066 students must have completed all homework assignments covered by the test in order to be allowed to earn points back on a test and/or take a retest.

NOTE: Our services are offered in support of classes and not as a replacement for classroom instruction. In addition we do not check homework, or assist on tests or quizzes. Faculty can rest assure that the work submitted by the student is their own and not the work of the CSM coaches or tutors.

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