EDUCATORS

Get to Know ACCUPLACER

ACCUPLACER is a series of tests that evaluate students’ skills in reading, writing, and math to help college administrators place them in courses that match their skills.

Give Students a Successful Start

ACCUPLACER supports students ready to start earning credits toward their degree as well as those who need to develop their skills before taking college-level courses. ACCUPLACER scores let students know where they stand academically, which makes it easier for them to plan a successful path toward a college degree.

Simplifies Placement Decisions

ACCUPLACER makes it easier for advisors and counselors to determine whether a student is ready to take a college-level class, or if they need additional support before enrolling in credit-bearing courses.

Supports Holistic Placement Decisions

Through the ACCUPLACER platform, you can incorporate multiple factors, such as a student’s high school GPA, course load, and learning strategies, with their test scores to make more meaningful and reliable placement decisions.

Provides Personalized Test Content

Individual students deserve individual tests. Because students’ backgrounds and experience vary, ACCUPLACER customizes test question difficulty for each student. This lets you easily differentiate among test takers across a wide range of skill levels with fewer items and in less time than traditional tests.

Create Your Own Tests

ACCUPLACER gives colleges the option to create and administer their own tests or surveys to enhance its placement policy. You can also use these custom tests as program entrance exams or to replace paper-and-pencil tests. Like other ACCUPLACER tests, these assessments are scored instantly and can help you reduce costs and shrink your school's carbon footprint.

Online Scoring. Immediate Feedback.

ACCUPLACER tests are conducted online so it’s easy and cost-effective to test many students at once. And as soon as a student completes a test, their score reports are available online. These reports include test scores, custom messages from the college, and information about course placement based on a student’s scores.

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