What is on an ACCUPLACER Test?
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Accuplacer testing is required for many MTC academic programs, and it is an essential tool for achieving student success.
Students are encouraged to complete these assessments prior to selecting first term classes. However, the assessments must be completed prior to registration for the first English, math, or computer course.
Students may be exempt from completing assessment if they:
These evaluations are designed to test students in three academic areas (writing, reading, and numerical skills/PreAlgebra and Algebra) and suggest initial English and/or math courses that are appropriate for the demonstrated academic skill level. In this way, students are not placed in a course that is above their abilities or a ‘‘rehash’’ of skills they have already mastered.
Students are required to successfully complete the recommended brush-up courses, indicated by their assessment score, prior to registering for college-level English, math, or computer courses. Accuplacer testing is free and conducted in the Student Resource Center (Bryson Hall 183 - click for map).
The Basic Skills Assessments are available through the Student Resource Center in Room 183 of the Bryson Hall/Technical Education Center.
The Student Resource Center recommends that you take the Accuplacer and Technology Skills Test at your earliest convenient time.
During regular hours (hours of operation during Fall, Winter, and Spring term), you may start the Accuplacer and Technology Skills Test anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Limited hours are available Friday by appointment only.
Between semesters and during Summer term, you may start the Accuplacer and Technology Skills Test anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday — Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Testing times on Friday are available by appointment only.
The Elementary Algebra test, comprised of 12 questions, measures your ability to perform basic algebraic operations and to solve problems involving elementary algebraic concepts. There are three types of Elementary Algebra questions:
The Reading Comprehension test, comprised of 20 questions, measures your ability to understand what you read, to identify main ideas and to make inferences. You need to distinguish between direct statements and secondary or supporting ideas.
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