ACCUPLACER

ACCUPLACER

ACCUPLACER® tests help place students in appropriate courses​


You may not be required to take ACCUPLACER​​

Before you take ACCUPLACER, please check with a Gateway staff member to discern whether you may be able to use another measure for placement, such as High School GPA or scores from another test, such as ACT.

If you must take ACCUPLACER, please watch this video first:

 

(brief video is 3 and a half minutes long)

Writing Test: 

WritePlacer determines whether you are eligible for placement into Composition I and other courses which have an English prerequisite. 

For this test, a student writes an essay in response to a prompt.  WritePlacer is administered by COTC as a timed test (60 minutes). The WritePlacer Test determines whether you are eligible for placement into Composition I and other courses which have an English prerequisite. 

Resources to help you prepare for the Writing test

https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/accuplacer-writeplacer-sample-essays.pdf

This document provides sample prompts and sample essays (for different score levels) along with helpful explanations.

(resource developed by The College Board)


https://www.csn.edu/sites/default/files/u2241/introductory_writeplacer_plus.pdf

This document provides a thorough explanation of WritePlacer.

(resource developed by Northeast Iowa Community College)


​​https://www.csn.edu/sites/default/files/u2241/writeplacertestingtips_spring2013.pdf

This document provides WritePlacer testing tips.

(resource developed by Northeast Iowa Community College)

Math Test(s): 

QAS (Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics) (no time limit, 20 questions)

This test determines eligibility for credit-level math courses, such as MATH-110 (Trigonometry),

MATH-130 (Introduction to Statistics), MATH-140 (College Algebra), MATH-150 (Pre-Calculus),

and CIT-115 (Math for Information Technology).

Resources to help you prepare for the QAS Math Test

Sample Questions Booklet

https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/next-generation-sample-questions-quantitative-reasoning.pdf

This document, which may be viewed online or downloaded, includes a description of the test, 20 sample/practice questions, an answer key, and rationales (explanations) for the correct answers for all questions.  

 

More Sample Tests

These practice tests are designed to familiarize you with the content, format, and timing of the QAS test. Each sample test includes complete answer explanations and instant scoring.

​QAS Sample Tests 1 and 2:

Click on this link: https://jobseeker.k-12.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/Assessments/Home.aspx

Then,

click on GET STARTED to the right side of Accuplacer®,

click on CONTINUE on the Confirmation Required screen,

click on Next-Generation ACCUPLACER® Preparation on the drop-down menu,

click on Start Test under Next-Generation ACCUPLACER® Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics Practice Test 1or 2


Web-based study app

https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login  

On this app, use the resource for "Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics." The resource "Advanced Algebra and Functions" may be used for the math test described below.  However, please do not use the resources for "Reading," "Writing," and "Arithmetic," since COTC does not use the tests for these areas.

​The app is designed for you to use the Learn as You Go test first and then take the Sample Test. The Learn as You Go test provides immediate feedback after each question is submitted and includes an explanation for the correct response. Use this version to review the test content areas and to prepare for the Sample Test version. The Sample Test is not an actual ACCUPLACER® test, but it resembles the test-taking experience. Use this version after you have had a chance to review the test content with the Learn as You Go version.

 

AAF (Advanced Algebra and Functions) (no time limit, 20 questions)

This test determines eligibility for MATH-200 (Calculus I).

​Resources to help you prepare for the AAF Math Test

Sample Questions Booklet

https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/sites/default/files/next-generation-sample-questions-advanced-alegbra-and-functions.pdf

This document, which may be viewed online or downloaded, includes a description of the test, 20 sample/practice questions, an answer key, and rationales (explanations) for the correct answers for all questions.  

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More Sample Tests

These practice tests are designed to familiarize you with the content, format, and timing of the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER® Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF)​ Placement test. Each test includes complete answer explanations and instant scoring.

AAF Sample Tests 1 and 2:

Click on this link: https://jobseeker.k-12.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/Assessments/Home.aspx

Then,

click on GET STARTED to the right side of Accuplacer®,

click on CONTINUE on the Confirmation Required screen,

click on Next-Generation ACCUPLACER® Preparation on the drop-down menu,

click on Start Test under Next-Generation ACCUPLACER® Advanced Algebra and Functions Practice Test 1or 2


​Web-based study app

https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login 

On this app, use the resource for "Advanced Algebra and Functions." The resource "Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics" may be used for the math test described above.  However, please do not use the resources for "Reading," "Writing," and "Arithmetic," since COTC does not use the tests for these areas.

The app is designed for you to use the Learn as You Go test first and then take the Sample Test. The Learn as You Go test provides immediate feedback after each question is submitted and includes an explanation for the correct response. Use this version to review the test content areas and to prepare for the Sample Test version. The Sample Test is not an actual ACCUPLACER® test, but it resembles the test-taking experience. Use this version after you have had a chance to review the test content with the Learn as You Go version.

Calculator Guidelines for All ACCUPLACER Math Tests

You are not allowed to bring your own calculator.

On some test questions, a calculator will be available on the computer screen.

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