Ways to Review for Accuplacer

Accuplacer® is a suite of tests that quickly, accurately and efficiently assesses math and reading skills.  Your scores help you and your academic advisor determine which courses are most appropriate for your current level of knowledge and skills and designed to place you in credit or non-credit math and English at Manchester Community College.  This is not a pass or fail test;  test results are used for course placement. The better you score, the more likely you are to place into college-level courses. By taking the time to fine-tune your math and English skills, you could end up saving a good deal of time and money by placing into credited courses.  It is important to review prior to taking the test. Your scores determine your placement, and there are no “re-tests.”

Students must bring their Banner student identification number and a photo ID to the test.

The ACCUPLACER®  website can help you prepare with free sample questions and a free study app. In addition, the following links could be helpful:

Math

  • math.com– Practice site for Math, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics and Calculus
  • Wyzant – Algebra lessons, calculators, and worksheets

ESL

What kinds of questions are on Accuplacer?

Next-Generation Reading

The Reading test assesses your ability to derive meaning from a range of texts and to determine the meaning of words and phrases in short and extended contexts. Passages on the test cover a range of content areas, writing modes, and complexities. Questions are multiple choice in format and are either discrete or part of sets built around a common passage or passages.

Next-Generation Writing

The Writing test evaluates your ability to revise and edit multiparagraph text for effective expression of ideas and for conformity to the conventions of Standard Written English sentence structure, usage, and punctuation. Passages on the test cover a range of content areas, writing modes, and complexities.  Questions are multiple choice in format and appear as part of sets built around a common, extended passage; no discrete  questions are included.

Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP) Test: Reading Skills

The LOEP test assesses the English skills of students who have learned English as a second language or who are native English speakers with limited proficiency. The reading skills part of the LOEP test assesses the student’s comprehension of short passages.  It contains a total of 20 questions. This test is designed to measure comprehension and inference skills.

Next-Generation Arithmetic

The Arithmetic test focuses on computation, order of operations, estimation and rounding, comparing and ordering values in different formats, and recognizing equivalent values across formats. The Arithmetic test assesses the following knowledge and skills:

  • Whole Number Operations
  • Fraction Operations
  • Decimal Operations
  • Percent
  • Number Comparisons and Equivalents

All questions are multiple choice in format.

Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics

The Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) test assesses the following knowledge and skills:

  • Rational Numbers
  • Ratio and Proportional Relationships
  • Exponents
  • Algebraic Expressions
  • Linear Equations
  • Linear Applications and Graphs
  • Probability Sets
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Geometry Concepts

All questions are multiple choice in format.

Next-Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions

The Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) test assesses the following knowledge and skills:

  • Linear Equations
  • Linear Applications and Graphs
  • Factoring
  • Quadratics
  • Functions
  • Radical and Rational Equations
  • Polynomial Equations
  • Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
  • Trigonometry

All questions are multiple choice in format.

Important to note: The entire test takes approximately three hours so plan your time accordingly.  Textbooks, notebooks, or other paper of any kind (except scratch paper provided by the Test Administrator for use with the mathematics tests) are not allowed in the testing room. Further, anyone who gives or receives help during the test, or uses notes or books of any kind, will not be allowed to continue the test. Following the test period, no test materials or notes may be removed from the room.