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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.

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
  1. Go to CSM to view and formally write up Chapter Test Prep Videos over chapters on the test.
  2. Give purple sheet from CSM to instructor and present Chapter Test Prep video work to instructor.
  3. Work Form B review problems and show instructor.
  4. Then take Form B of test if within 1 week of the Form A deadline.
  1. Go to CSM, go over test and bring purple sheet to instructor.
  2. Complete Form B review problems.
  3. THEN get 25% of points back to max. grade of 80.
  4. If within 1 week of Form A deadline, may take Form B of test.
  1. No Points back
  2. May take Form B after completing Form B review problems if within 1 week of the Form A deadline.
Computer Classes
Computer Classes
Test Grade
(form A)
0-39
40-79
80-100
Procedures
to get points back
and/or
to take Form B
  1. Go to CSM to view and formally write up Online Homework assignments associated with the sections covered on the test. Show these and the purple sheet from CSM to the instructor.
  2. Work Form B review problems (the Evaluate practice tests located in the text after the Homework/Apply problems in each Topic) and show the instructor.
  3. Then take Form B of test if within 1 week of the Form A deadline.
  1. Go to CSM, go over test and bring purple sheet to instructor.
  2. Complete Form B review problems (the Evaluate practice tests located in the text after the Homework/Apply problems in each Topic) and show the instructor.
  3. THEN get 25% of points back to max. grade of 80.
  4. If within 1 week of Form A deadline, may take Form B of test.
  1. No Points back
  2. May take Form B after completing Form B review problems if within 1 week of the Form A deadline.
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
  1. Go to CSM to view and formally write up Chapter Test Prep Videos over chapters on the test.
  2. Give purple sheet from CSM to instructor and present Chapter Test Prep video work to instructor.
  3. Work Form B review problems from the Lab syllabus and show instructor.
  4. When the above is completed, the students get 25% of their points back.
  1. Go to CSM, go over test and bring purple sheet to instructor.
  2. Complete Form B review problems from the Lab syllabus.
  3. THEN get 25% of points back to max. grade of 80.
  1. No Points back

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/quizzes/evaluates. 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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