Do college placement tests matter?
Do my placement test scores really matter? Most definitely! Your scores determine whether you are proficient in English and math. If you are proficient in these areas, you can register for the first, college-level English/math for your program of study.
How do you prepare for a college placement test?
How to Prepare for Placement Exams
- Take practice exams and Study!
- Use materials from high school to practice:
- Visit the Accuplacer website to get more information about what to expect from the exams.
- Use Ed Ready to estimate your score and improve math skills.
- Visit these other sites to practice specific skills:
- Contact us with additional questions.
Can you fail a college placement test?
You cannot fail a placement test. The test determines what courses you will be placed in when you begin at college. If you give yourself time to brush up on some of the skills on the test, you increase your chances of doing well on the test and starting in a higher-level class than you would otherwise.
Can you use a calculator on the math placement test?
The Math Placement Test consists of 67 questions covering arithmetic, algebra I, algebra II, and trigonometry. It is a timed test. Non-graphing calculators are allowed.
How long is a college math placement test?
How do I get good at accuplacer?
- Know which ACCUPLACER sections your school requires.
- Take care of yourself the night before and the day of the ACCUPLACER exam.
- Pick your best time of day to take the test.
- Consider taking the ACCUPLACER in two or more sessions.
- As you start the test, breathe! and keep breathing.
- Take your time.
How many questions is a placement test?
The ACCUPLACER is a multiple-choice test. The numbers of questions on the ACCUPLACER vary depending on which ACCUPLACER you are taking. There could be as few as 12 questions or as many as 40 questions.