Accuplacer

A Placement Test: Not an Admission Tool

ACCUPLACER is a computerized placement test in sentence skills, math, and reading comprehension that is administered to all students referred to screening for the admission process. Identified by the Institutions of Higher Learning as the test of choice in conjunction with the American College Test (ACT) or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), ACCUPLACER places students in either the Summer Developmental Program, intermediate or regular college classes based upon the students’ performance in the respective categories:

  • A score less than 17 on the ACT math subtest, or a total right score of 60 or above on the ACCUPLACER in elementary algebra
  • A score less than 17 on the ACT English subtest, or a total right score of 86 or above on the ACCUPLACER in sentence skills
  • A score less than 17 on the ACT reading subtest or a total right score of 80 or above on the ACCUPLACER in reading comprehension.

ACCUPLACER is administered from February through May and may be taken at any one of the eight public universities in Mississippi.

ACCUPLACER has its own preparation web site.  We use the sample questions
and test taking tips found there. It’s link is:
http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/accuplacer/preparation-sample.html

To preveiw other sample test and study guide items visit the following websites:

http://www.aims.edu/student/assessment/study_guides.htm

www.testprepreview.com/accuplacer_practice.htm

http://cpts.accuplacer.com/docs/studentGuide.html