Take a Practice Test
Due to the fact test determines your first year course load, it is crucial that you become acquainted with the test format, test questions, and test strategies and therefore you practice using the test. To take action, we strongly recommend that you:
Overall, the placement test is comprised of two parts: an English or ESL Part and a Math Part.
When your primary language that is spoken aside from English, you may be asked to take the ESL part, which includes ESL Listening, ESL Writing, and ESL Reading Skills sections.
On the other hand, if you are a native English speaker, you’ll be asked to take the English part, which includes English Writing (Writeplacer) and English Reading Comprehension (Next-Generation Reading) Sections.
Finally, the Math Part consists of three sections:
- Next-Generation Arithmetic
- Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning Algebra, and Statistics (QAS)
- Next-Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF)
Depending on your performance, you might be asked to take one, two, or all three sections of the Math Test.
All parts and sections of the placement test are computer-based, and offered at the primary Campus and Regional Centers. No computer skills are expected. You merely use the mouse to go through the answer.
English and ESL sections that are writing
When you look at the English or ESL writing sections, you should have 60 minutes to create about an interest you’re going to be considering that day. Topics are chosen randomly. The writing sample will be scored by ACCUPLACER; if required, it may also be reviewed by people in the English Department that are trained to read and evaluate placement essays. Your essay shall be read by one or more faculty member, that will rescore your essay for placement. The combined scores of the faculty reader and ACCUPLACER, along with your score on either the Next-Generation Reading or ESL Reading Skills section, should be used to ascertain your placement in English classes.
For the way the essays are evaluated as well as for sample practice questions along with scored writing samples, please download the set of English Sample Essays or the collection of ESL Sample Essays . Continue reading “Please take a brief moment to consider the test descriptions below. They will help give you an idea of what to expect from the actual placement test.”