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MLS - Diagnostic Exam Information (Summer 2015)

MLS - Diagnostic Exam Information (Summer 2015)

Beginning in the fall semester of 2015, students will be able to test out of the Learning Support portion of the new co-requisite course MATH 0530/1530, namely MATH 0530 – Statistical Principles. Students will register for a specific time and date to take the algebra segment of the COMPASS test. The test will be proctored in the Testing Centers and will not be offered through the MLS Labs. More information will be available after the summer semester.

Summer 2015 students: want to test out of MATH 0891 or 0892?

Taking the Diagnostic Exam will allow a student the opportunity to test out of part or all of their modules within Math Learning Support. The Diagnostic is not a mandatory exam, but it is highly recommended. The Diagnostic must be taken prior to the start of any work within a module. Once a student begins working within a module they forfeit any attempt at the Diagnostic. You must be registered in a Math Learning Support class for the current semester to be able to take the diagnostic exam.

Practice Diagnostics

Before taking the Exam, visit MyLabsPlus and work on Practice Diagnostics.

  • To log in, use your complete Raidernet email address ( as your username and your R number (capital R and all eight digits) as your password.
  • The diagnostic is not available to students registered in a RODP course.
  • Work on Practice Diagnostics 1 thru 5. Practice, Practice, Practice. It is imperative that you spend as much time as possible practicing all of the modules. Doing so will allow you to become accustomed to the software and how to enter answers correctly. Be sure to practice how to use the graphing tools for modules 4 and 5. 
  • Watch this video to learn more about how to prepare for the diagnostic.

Taking the Diagnostic Exam

  • The exams are only available at the location and times listed below, no appointment is necessary. They are not available at any of the other campuses or through the Testing Center.
  • Please try to arrive at least one hour before the end of the posted time period to ensure that you have adequate time to take the exam.  Each module consists of 10 questions with a 20 minute time limit.
  • Make sure to have your photo ID, R# and course section number when you check in.
  • No cell phones, calculators or other electronic devices are permitted during the exams. A basic single line calculator is included within the software.

Roane County Campus Test Dates

Mathematics Learning Support Lab (L-212), Library 2nd floor

No dates scheduled

Oak Ridge Campus Test Dates

Mathematics Learning Support Lab (F-101), Coffey Building

No dates scheduled

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