You should plan on taking the time to get ready for the Accuplacer tests. We strongly encourage you to prepare for tests by reviewing the following study materials:
The test is based on your answer to this background question: “What is the highest level math class you have completed?”
If the answer is “None” or “Basic Math”, you will begin with the Arithmetic test. If you score high on this test, you will be branched up to the Elementary Algebra test.
The reading comprehension test measures your ability to understand what you read. You will be asked 20 questions. Some will ask you to decide how two sentences are related. Other questions ask you questions about reading passages of various lengths. You will be asked to interpret and draw conclusions from what you have read.
You will start with this test if the last math class you completed was Basic Arithmetic or you have not completed any math course. If you do well on this test, you will also take the Elementary Algebra test.
There are 17 questions total in the following categories.