## Next-Generation ACCUPLACER

Our next-generation ACCUPLACER placement tests are now available with redesigned reading, writing, and math content. Next-generation ACCUPLACER placement tests more effectively help institutions place students in classes that match their skill level, and include texts and tasks encountered in first-year college courses. The new tests:

- Align to the same content domain continuum as the SAT Suite of Assessments
- Help institutions improve course placement accuracy
- Reflect the changing landscape of higher education with math sequences aligned to clear pathways

ACCUPLACER users will have the option of administering either the classic placement tests or the next-generation placement tests but not both at the same time.

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## Inside the Tests

### Reading

**Next-Generation Reading** assesses the test-taker’s ability to derive meaning from a range of texts and to determine the meaning of words and phrases in short and extended contexts. Passages on the test cover a range of content areas, writing modes, and complexities. Both single and paired passages are included. Four broad knowledge and skills categories are assessed:

- Information and Ideas
- Rhetoric
- Synthesis
- Vocabulary

### Writing

**Next-Generation Writing** evaluates a test-taker’s ability to revise and edit multiparagraph text. Questions cover two broad knowledge and skills categories, each containing three subcategories:

#### Expression of Ideas

- Development
- Organization
- Effective Language Use

#### Standard English Conventions

- Sentence Structure
- Usage
- Punctuation

### Math

**Next-Generation Arithmetic** focuses on computation, order of operations, estimation and rounding, comparing and ordering values in different formats, and recognizing equivalent values across formats. The following knowledge and skills categories are assessed:

- Whole Number Operations
- Fraction Operations
- Decimal Operations
- Percent
- Number Comparisons and Equivalents

**Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS)** assesses the following knowledge and skills:

- Rational numbers
- Ratio and Proportional Relationships
- Exponents
- Algebraic Expressions
- Linear Equations
- Linear Applications and Graphs
- Probability Sets
- Descriptive Statistics
- Geometry Concepts

**Next-Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF)** assesses the following knowledge and skills:

- Linear Equations
- Linear Applications and Graphs
- Factoring
- Quadratics
- Functions
- Radical and Rational Equations
- Polynomial Equations
- Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
- Trigonometry

## Test Preparation Resources

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