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 advisor 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

https://youtu.be/JjyWJdvEqXA

(brief video is 3 and a half minutes long)


Math Test: 

Elementary Algebra (On the actual test, which has no time limit, there are 12 questions.) 

This test determines eligibility for credit-level math courses, such as Statistics, College Algebra, and Pre-Calculus.

Resources to help you prepare for the Elementary Algebra Test:

https://osu.box.com/s/sv6i0e99s4gw8k4mwoatakrevy0253zj

At the end of this document with 20 practice questions, there is an answer key.  (resource developed by The College Board)

http://www.westfield.ma.edu/math/accuplacer/problems.asp  

At the bottom of the page of 48 math problems, there is one link to Answers and another link to Solutions.

(resource developed by Westfield State University)

 

College Level Math (On the actual test, which has no time limit, there are 20 questions.)

This test determines eligibility for Calculus I.

Resources to help you prepare for the College Level Math Test: 

https://osu.box.com/s/972opse727me4h2l167ji9tbs6z38eay 
At the end of this document with 20 practice questions, there is an answer key.  

(resource developed by The College Board)


Also, there's an app for ACCUPLACER

http://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org

On the app, you can use the resources for "Elementary Algebra" and "College Level Math."  However, please disregard the resources for "Arithmetic," "Reading Comprehension," and "Sentence Skills," as we do not use the tests for these areas.​


Calculator Guidelines for ACCUPLACER

You are not allowed to bring your own calculator. On some  test questions, a calculator will be available on the computer screen.



​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://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)


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