## Gateway Tests

**Needs to be updated**

ASU's mathematics department has adopted the policy that **All**
students in calculus level courses have to pass certain gateway tests.

In each course, the first test is given very early in the semester.
It constitutes a *readiness test*, that checks whether all
students are prepared for the respective course. Students that
do not pass this test are strongly advised to *drop back*
to the preceding course.
In the case of MAT 272 the readiness test checks
elementary differentiation and integration skills,
as well as elementray algebra and trig skills.

The second test is a *mastery test* for *basic-skills*,
typically given in the second half of the semester.
In the case of MAT 272 this mastery test checks
elementary skills related to partial derivatives,
and to **setting up** and evaluating iterated integrals.

According to the departmental policies, each student
is allowed two attempts for each test. Mastery
constitutes 80% correct answers (no partial credit).
Each test shall count half as much as one of the
usual mid-term tests. E.g. if each of the other
tests is worth 100 points, then each passed
gateway test is worth 50 points, each failed
gateway test counts as 0 points.

Review sheets