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The English as a Second Language and Math Proficiency placement processes are untimed computer-adaptive tests. This computerized test adjusts to your skill level as you answer questions.

To maximize your score, it is crucial that you spend sufficient time on the first 6-7 items to ensure you arrive at the correct answer.

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