Accuplacer

What is ACCUPLACER?

ACCUPLACER is an integrated system of computer-adaptive assessments designed to evaluate students’ skills in reading, writing, and mathematics. For over 30 years, ACCUPLACER has been used successfully to assess student preparedness for introductory credit-bearing college courses. ACCUPLACER delivers immediate and precise results, offering both placement and diagnostic tests, to support intervention and help answer the challenges of accurate placement and remediation.

ACCUPLACER Supports Students

  • ACCUPLACER supports high school students, traditional college-bound students, and those pursuing career and technical education (CTE).
  • ACCUPLACER helps high school and college educators advise students about course selection, preparation, and opportunities for success.
  • ACCUPLACER offers a complete English as a Second Language (ESL) suite covering reading, language usage, listening, and writing to support placement decisions for English learners.
  • ACCUPLACER encourages the use of multiple measures like high school GPA and other test scores in measuring students’ skills for placement purposes.

Three Integrated Components

  • Placement assessments in reading, writing, mathematics, and computer skills to align students' knowledge and skills with course requirements.
  • Diagnostic assessments in reading, writing, and mathematics to identify areas of strength and knowledge gaps.
  • Skill-Building support in reading, writing, and mathematics to provide intervention tools that improve skills and increase readiness for college.

 

Computer-Adaptive. Personalized.

ACCUPLACER’s computer-adaptive design personalizes the test for each student. Each test question determines the difficulty level of the next. Final scores are based on the number of questions answered correctly and the difficulty level of the questions answered correctly. Educators can easily differentiate among test takers across a wide range of levels with fewer items and in less time than traditional tests.

Online Scoring. Immediate Feedback.

ACCUPLACER is an online system, so it’s easy and cost-effective to test many students at once.  Individual student score reports are available immediately after testing. Reports include student test scores, custom messages from the institution, and information about course placement based on institutional placement scores.

When and where will the ACCUPLACER PLACEMENT Test be given?
The ACCUPLACER test is given during registration each semester and during summer Orientation.  Click here to see this year’s Academic Calendar.  Times, dates, and locations are posted on the following: here, on bulletin boards, and in the Schedule Planner (printed each semester).

Students living with a disability who need to take the ACCUPLACER test must request services from the ADA/504 Coordinator Office a semester prior to enrolling to ensure that reasonable accommodations are provided in a timely manner.  The ADA/504 Office requires documentation of disability for which the student is requesting accommodations.  To make this request, contact Michael Houston for additional information at (662) 621-4853 or mhouston@coahomacc.edu.


How much time does the ACCUPLACER test require, and what is a student allowed to bring to the test center?    
You should allow approximately two hours for the entire ACCUPLACER Test (English, Math and Reading).  The ACCUPLACER Test is a self-paced, computerized test.  Therefore, some students may require more or less time than indicated above to successfully complete the assessment.

All students MUST bring the following items on the day of test:

  • Student MUST have a photo ID (Valid Drivers License/School/or State ID)
  • Students MUST have a Clearance Permit from the Admission and Records Office.  Students who have taken the ACT must have their ACT Test Scores for (English, Math, and Reading) on the Clearance Permit. 


CALCULATORS
Students can bring a calculator to the test center as long as the calculator meets the ACCUPLACER requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to access the ACCUPALCER website, to determine what calculator is permissible.  Students can use the calculator only during the Math Test.  Calculators will be checked by the Administrator or Proctors.   

Students MUST report 15 minutes early

Cheating and Plagiarism
Students who give or receive help during the ACCUPLACER Placement Test, use notes, or aid of any kind, or remove test material from the testing center will not be admitted to the institution, and their test scores will be voided.  See Cheating and Plagiarism Policy College Catalog.

Placement Requirements

How will the ACCUPLACER Placement Test Scores be used?
Students will pick up their results from the test administrator or proctor upon completion of the test.  The scores will be used for placement purpose only.  Your scores will be explained to you, and you will be provided two (2) copies of your scores: one for the admission office to satisfy admission requirements and one for your advisor to use when selecting your courses for the term.  Your scores will also be utilized to place students in either college-level courses or fundamental courses to retain the student as well as to help the student achieve academic success.

Purpose of Fundamental Courses
The purpose of fundamental courses is to help students succeed in college-level courses.  The courses are designed to enhance students’ academic skills.


RESOURCES

Study Links

www.testprepreview.com
Accuplacer Practice Test
ACT Practice Test
Compass Test Practice
Praxis Practice
SAT Practice Test
TABE

www.collegeboard.org/accuplacer

Math
www.math.com 
4math.com
www.studyguidezone.com/caaptest.htm