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PLACEMENT TESTS

What is the Accuplacer™ Testing System

Accuplacer is an adaptive, multiple-choice, computer-based test. It is not a pass or fail test; rather, the scores are used to place students in the appropriate math or English course. The test is not timed, instructions are easy to understand and a test administrator is always available should any questions arise.

Accuplacer is composed of three different sections. Each section can be taken separately or all can be taken taken at the same time. It takes approximately one hour to complete the Reading and Sentence Skills and another hour to complete the math exam.

English

  • Reading Comprehension (20 questions)
  • Students read passages that are followed by questions
  • Students answer a question or respond to a statement that describes and relates two underlined sentences.
  • Sentence Skills (20 questions)
  • Students are asked questions requiring understanding of sentence structure (sentence correction questions)
  • Students rewrite a sentence according to the criteria shown while maintaining the original meaning (Construction Shift questions)

Math

As an adaptive test, students who perform well on the first test will automatically be presented to the next math test.

  • Arithmetic (17 questions)
    Calculations involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents Application and word problems using measurement and geometry
  • Algebra (12 questions)
    Calculations involving integers, rational numbers, and algebraic expressions Equations, inequalities, word problems
  • College Level Mathematics (20 questions)
    Algebraic operations, equations, inequalities, coordinate geometry Polynomial, algebraic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions

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Placement test guide

AWC Course Placement Test Requirements

AWC ESL Course Placement Test Requirements

Accuplacer Course Placement

ASSET, COMPASS, ACT and SAT COURSE PLACEMENT

Request for distance testing:

Proctor seleccion/guidelines

Accuplacer test administration request form
 

Request to send scores: Test Verification

Faculty request:                     Make-up / Online test form

STUDY GUIDES

Accuplacer study guide

Sentence Skills

Reading Comprehension

Arithmetic

Algebra

College Algebra

Chemisty

CONTACT US

testing@azwestern.edu

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