Everybody’s Guide to
Colorado State University’s PACe Program
 

Skills Review Exam

Students need to pass a review exam that covers basic math skills necessary to be successful in the course before they can access the content of their PACe course.  The Skills Review Exam is located within the online course materials at https://pace.math.colostate.edu.  This exam contains 10 items, at least eight items must be answered correctly to pass the exam.  After the student takes the exam for the first time, study materials become available to help the student refresh their memory.  The Skills Review Exam may be taken until a passing score is achieved.

Unit Review Exams

We want to make sure students have a firm grasp of the material before taking a Unit Exam.  Students will be required to pass a Review Exam with scores of at least 80% to qualify for a Unit Exam.  Review Exams are located within the online course materials at https://pace.math.colostate.edu.  Each Review Exam contains 10 items, so eight items must be answered correctly to meet course requirements and be eligible to go on to take the Unit Exam.  The Final Exam does not have a Review Exam.  Students should study for the Final Exam by retaking the previous four Review Exams.

Students will earn 3 points towards their final grade if they pass the Review Exam by the applicable due date. If the student does not pass the Review Exam by the due date, the student will receive zero points for that Review Exam but will still need to pass it to move on with the course material.

By passing the unit Review Exam a student qualifies for two attempts on the Unit Exam.  If the student is unsuccessful in passing the Unit Exam within those two attempts, the student must retake and pass the unit Review Exam again to qualify for two more attempts.  

The previous Unit Exam must be passed in the PACe Testing Center before a student can take the next unit's Review Exam.