Funded by the us department of education (title v) and the new york state education department (perkins iii. The cuny assessment test in writing (catw) is a standardized writing test that measures a student's ability to do college-level writing in english the purpose of the test is to assess students' reading, thinking, and writing skills to determine if they are consistent with the instructional goals of college-level writing courses, and to. The cuny assessment tests are high-stakes tests that are used to evaluate your competency in writing, reading, and mathematics the following is an overview of the cuny assessment tests the cat in writing is a 90 minute standardized, paper and pencil writing test.
This 30-minute interactive tutorial was created by cuny's office of undergraduate education to help students prepare for the cuny assessment test in reading. Our mission is to guide you through cuny's testing requirements so that you may achieve your academic goals all incoming students are required to take the cuny skills assessment tests in reading writing and mathematics, unless you meet the exemption criteria set by cuny. The cuny assessment tests in reading, writing and mathematics (parts 1 & 2) cannot participate in immersion these students must enroll in and complete at least one semester of the cunystart program and pass one or more of the assessment tests in order to enroll at the college.
The cat (cuny assessment test) consists of tests in three important areas: reading, writing, and mathematics results of these tests are used in determining students' readiness for college-level work, as well as for course placement purposes. The cuny writing test is a standardized writing test that measures your ability to do college-level writing in english and assess your readiness for introductory college courses in the test, you are required to read, understand, and respond to a passage of 250-300 words. The cuny assessment tests (cats) are critical in measuring your readiness for college success these high-stakes tests evaluate your competency in reading, writing, and mathematics your results on the cuny assessment tests can determine. The cuny assessment test in writing (catw) is a standardized writing test that measures your ability to do college-level writing in english and assesses your readiness for introductory college courses. Entering freshmen results of cuny and hostos assessment tests are used to determine placement into the appropriate level of classes in reading, writing, english as a second language (esl), mathematics, spanish, or foreign language.
Cuny assessment tests each undergraduate student must successfully complete the city university of new york assessment tests in reading, writing, and mathematics unless exempted. The cuny assessment tests consist of 3 major parts: writing, reading, and mathematics students must pass all 3 parts or have qualifying exemptions in order to take creadit bearing english and math courses. Taking the cuny assessment test in writing (catw) provides the strategies and models students need to write an effective response to the catw exam it includes an overview of the exam's format, an explanation of how the exam will be assessed, a step-by-step guide to crafting an effective written response to a sample reading passage, tips for. Cuny assessment test preparation this course specifically prepares students for the cuny assessment test in writing (cat-w) and the cuny assessment test in reading (cuny-r) students focus on building their academic writing and reading skills while developing their test-taking strategies and confidence. The city university of new york (cuny) is a public, post-secondary university system that includes 23 institutions cuny offers assessment tests in reading, writing and mathematics the assessment test is mandatory for incoming students who don't meet minimum standardized test score requirements in.
The cuny assessment tests are critical in measuring your readiness for college success these high-stakes tests evaluate your competency in areas of reading, writing, and mathematics your results on the cuny assessment tests can determine admission to four-year colleges. The office of academic support offers a variety of workshops and self-study materials for newly admitted csi students who need to take the cuny assessment tests: cuny reading, cuny writing and cuny math. This area requires adobe flash player: download it here.
The cuny is an aptitude test which evaluates your ability to learn, rather than what you have already learned like most tests the exam is divided into 3 components: writing, reading and math the reading component tests for reading comprehension, and your ability to analyze written information. The cuny assessment test in writing (catw) is a standardized writing assessment instrument designed to elicit direct writing samples from entering students for purposes of placement into freshman composition courses, esl, and developmental courses. - evaluates whether you completed the writing task, how well you understood the reading, and how critically you approached the ideas in the reading 2 development of the writer's ideas - evaluates how well each idea is explained and supported by examples and details drawn from personal experience. While some tests are looking to see what you already know, the purpose of the cuny assessment tests (cat), offered by the city university of new york (cuny), is to test your ability to learn the goal of the cuny test is to use a standardized testing process to create an objective assessment of a test taker's knowledge and skills.
An assessment of your ability to interpret and understand the passages is the aim of the reading test the five aspects of tested comprehension include: interpret figurative language. How to prepare essay writing for the cuny assessment test nick tue dec 05, 2006 5:55 pm gmt i'm gonna take the cuny assessment test in january, i am worried about the essay writing a lot, so i think i need to get some similar topic to practice, but i don't know where can i find some, can someone help me, pls. Cuny assessment test (cat) preparation the cuny assessment tests (cat) are a series of tests in reading, writing and math the purpose of the cat is to assess your readiness for introductory college courses. The cuny writing test assesses your readiness to begin a college-level english writing course, the catw is a standardized test designed to measure your reading, thinking and writing skills when participating in the catw, you will find a 90-minute timed test containing two essays.
What is the cuny assessment test the cuny assessment tests in reading, writing, and mathematics are used to determine readiness for college-level work the results are used to determine placement in credit-bearing courses or noncredit-bearing courses. Writing an essay takes (me) a lot of time and concentration i once had a teacher who made us practice writing 10-minute essays so we would be ready for a timed test. The college testing office administers the cuny assessment tests through which students demonstrate their proficiency in the basic skills of reading, writing, and mathematics.