Taking the Accuplacer ACCUPLACER uses the latest computer-adaptive technology, and the questions you see are based on your skill level. Your response to each question drives the difficulty level of the next question so it’s important to give each question as much thought as you can before selecting your answer.
The number of questions varies depending on which ACCUPLACER tests you take. There could be as few as 12 questions or as many as 40. All ACCUPLACER tests use a multiple-choice format. There’s no time limit on the tests, so you can focus on doing your best to demonstrate your skills. The ACCUPLACER assessments include Sentence Skills, Reading Comprehension, Arithmetic, and Elementary Algebra.
No one passes or fails ACCUPLACER tests, but it’s important to complete the test using your best effort, so you and your college have an accurate measure of your academic skills. Any placement score (ACT, SAT, or COMPASS, etc.) older than five years is not valid for placement; students with scores older than five years must take current Accuplacer exams for initial placement.