Quantitative Reasoning Assessment

Quantitative Reasoning Assessment

If you are a student or an advisor on campus you may click here for QRA results.

Sample types of questions found on the WVU QRA can be found here

Please read all of the information on this page before signing up for the QRA.

Location/What to Bring

No one will be permitted to enter the exam room after the start time. All students must have a picture i.d. Please know your MyI.D. and student ID number as well. Also, please bring a pencil, since no calculators are allowed.

Finals Week 2014 Schedule

WALK-IN, no registration required

Date   Time   Location
Monday, April 28th   11:00 AM - 4:00 PM   303 Armstrong Hall
Tuesday, April 29th   9:00 AM - 2:00 PM   303 Armstrong Hall
Wednesday, April 30th   11:00 AM - 4:00 PM   303 Armstrong Hall
Thursday, May 1st   9:00 AM - 2:00 PM   303 Armstrong Hall

Spring 2014 Schedule

STUDENTS MUST REGISTER

Registration begins on Feb. 10, 2014

Date   Time   Location
Friday, April 4th   9:30 AM   303 Armstrong Hall
Monday, April 7th   2:30 PM   421 Armstrong Hall
Friday, April 11th   9:30 AM   303 Armstrong Hall
Monday, April 14th   2:30 PM   421 Armstrong Hall
Monday, April 21st   2:30 PM   421 Armstrong Hall
Friday, April 25th   9:30 AM   303 Armstrong Hall

Please email QRA@math.wvu.edu if you need to cancel.

If a time does not appear in the drop down menu when registering, that time is full. QRA@math.wvu.edu will not register you for an exam time. You must do that yourself.

About the QRA (Formerly the Math Placement Exam)

The QRA is given in two parts.

PART 1: Basic Algebra -- 25 questions that cover material at the level of high school algebra

PART 2: Calculus Readiness -- 25 questions that cover material from high school algebra II and trigonometry

Each part is 30 minutes long. In any given session, you can expect to have enough time ( 1 hour ) to complete one attempt for each part. Reviewing for the exam is not necessary but if you wish to do so the material from any college algebra course such as the text by Sullivan would be appropriate for the basic algebra portion and any precalculus text would cover material from the calculus readiness test.

Please click here to find out more about the type of questions found on the exam.

Registering - If a time does not appear in the drop down menu when registering, that time is full.

Please sign up for the QRA here.

If a time does not appear in the drop down menu when registering, that time is full. Also, QRA@math.wvu.edu will not register you for an exam time. You must do that yourself.

If your Mix ID and student ID number do not work in the sign up system, send your name and student ID number to QRA@math.wvu.edu from your mix email account.

NOTE: You may only take the QRA a total of two times.

NO OTHER ATTEMPTS MAY BE USED FOR MATH PLACEMENT.

Workshop Students

After you have successfully completed the math workshop you will be considered to have placed into college algebra. We will use the final exam from the workshop to assign a new placement score in our system. This score will be equivalent to a Math 126 placement score.

QRA for Chemistry Students

**If you have taken the QRA twice and you have completed and passed a Math class, you may take the QRA a third time for Chemistry placement only. You must email QRA@math.wvu.edu to request the third try for Chemistry.

Please note that the Math Department does not maintain the QRA requirements for Chemistry.

Contact chemistry if you have any questions regarding these policies at 304 293-3435 or email: Chemistry@mail.wvu.edu

Placement

If you have a math SAT score below 570 or a math ACT score below 25 you must take the QRA for placement into MATH 126 (College Algebra) or above.

To be eligible to enroll in the following courses without taking the QRA you must have:

  ACT of at least OR SAT of at least
Math 126B   25   570
Math 150   26   580
Math 155   28   630

Basic Algebra (Part 1)
Score   Placement
Not Required   Math 121
Less than 10 out of 25   Workshop
10 or 11 out of 25   Math 126 A (5 day)
12 or higher out of 25   Math 126 B (4 day)
13 or higher out of 25   Math 129

Calc Readiness (Part 2)
Basic Algebra (Part 1 Score)   Calc Readiness (Part 2 Score)   Placement
15 or higher out of 25   Enough to total 24   Math 150 or Math 153
17 or higher out of 25   Enough to total 33   Math 155

Please send any questions and/or comments to: QRA@math.wvu.edu