Understand My Scores

Reading, Writing, and Math Tests

ACCUPLACER Reading, Writing, Quantitative Reasoning and Statistics, and Advanced Algebra and Functions tests each have a score range of 200–300. To help you understand what your score means, you can review the Skills Insight™ statement for each test. The Skills Insight statements break down the scores into five score bands:

  • 200–236
  • 237–249
  • 250–262
  • 263–275
  • 276–300

For each score band, each test's Skills Insight statement describes what a student scoring within that band is likely to know and be able to do.

It's a good idea to review the Skills Insight statements with your advisor to make sure you understand what you need to know and demonstrate to achieve a desired score. For example, if your goal is to score in the 263–275 score band on the Writing test, read the statement for that score band so you know how to prepare for the test.

WritePlacer and ESL Tests

WritePlacer® essays have a score range of 1–8. Your essay score is based on several aspects of writing and how clearly and effectively you express your position. WritePlacer ESL scores range from 1–6. A description of how we score ESL essays can be found in the WritePlacer ESL guide.

The four ACCUPLACER ESL tests (Language Use, Listening, Reading, and Sentence Skills) each have a score range from 20–120. ESL tests measure English language learners' command of the English language.