Isothermal Community College

Advising and Success Center

Prepare for the Placement Assessment

RISE Placement Test Contents

English Tier 1

  • Grammar
  • Identifying main ideas
  • Discerning implied meaning
  • Interpreting bias
  • Analysis through definition
  • Learning across discipline

English Tier 2

  • Exploring comparative elements
  • Informed opinions though causal chains
  • Applied critical analysis
  • Using sources in critical reading and writing 

Math Tier 1

  • Whole Numbers
  • Fractions and mixed numbers
  • Decimals
  • Ratio, rates and proportions
  • Percents
  • Measurements
  • Geometry
  • Real numbers

Math Tier 2

  • Concepts in statistics
  • Solving equations and inequalities
  • Exponents and polynomials
  • Graphing 

Math Tier 3

  • Factoring
  • Systems of equations and inequalities
  • Rational expressions
  • Radical expressions and quadratic equations
  • Functions