## Access Links

**Practice Gateway Tests**:
To get to the practice gateways for courses offering gateways (currently,
math 105, 115, 116, 214, 215, and 217), go to the
instructional technology page, and click the "Gateway"
link for the course in the "Students' Info" section.

**Proctored Gateway Tests**:
Go to the Gateway lab (East Hall B069). The lab's hours are, for
regular (**fall/winter**) semesters:

Day |
Daytime Hours |
Evening Hours |
||||

Mon | 11AM-4PM | 7PM-10PM | ||||

Tue | 11AM-4PM | 7PM-10PM | ||||

Wed | 11AM-4PM | 7PM-10PM | ||||

Thu | 11AM-4PM | 7PM-10PM | ||||

Fri | 11AM-4PM | -closed- | ||||

Sun | -closed- | 7PM-10PM |

For the **spring and summer** terms, we have a truncated
schedule; see
this
calendar for times.

**Instructors' Pages**:
Ma105;
Ma115;
Ma116;
Ma214;
Ma215;
Ma217

## Gateway Testing

**Gateway Tests are** formative assessment instruments
that provide for students' acquisition of skills that are
prerequisite, or requisite, to our Precalculus, Calculus I and
Calculus II courses. All of these courses are *reformed*,
with a primary emphasis on *conceptual understanding*. Gateway
tests are short (7-10 question), tests of basic skills (e.g.,
differentiation in Calculus I or integration in Calculus II)
that must be completed with very few (1-2) errors. Our on-line
testing system allows students to practice the tests arbitrarily many
times; for a grade, they must pass the test in a *proctored
computer lab* during an approximately two-week window.

We currently offer tests in Precalculus (math 105), Calculus I (math 115), Calculus II (math 116), Calculus III (math 215), and some linear algebra courses (math 214 and 217). A complete description of the tests and how we use them is the subject of this blog post.

**Logistical details**: Students may practice the tests
from anywhere, as many times as they like. They make take the test
for credit up to twice per day, with the second attempt only being
allowed after the first test has been reviewed in the
Math Lab
with a tutor.

**Implementation** of our on-line system was supported by
an *NSF DUE grant, #DUE-0088264*. We describe our
implementation and assessment of the system in
the
blog post noted above, and in a
*PRIMUS*
article,
Implementation and Assessment of On-line Gateway
Testing (PRIMUS XIII(4):289-307 (2003)).

To obtain or get information about our gateway testbanks, contact
`math-itc(at)umich(dot)edu` .