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Accuplacer assessment test

M State uses the Accuplacer assessment to help new students develop an academic plan that fits their skill levels in reading, writing and mathematics.

With your acceptance letter, the college will notify you if you need to take the Accuplacer assessment. If required, this test is available on each campus. eCampus (online) students will receive details on proctors, test login and other information as needed.

If you are planning to attend another college and would like to take the Accuplacer assessment on an M State campus, please complete the RSVP form located under the "Sign up for Accuplacer Test" link. Fill in the form and select the drop-down box entitled "Student Status" and then select the last listing, "Planning on attending another college."

On the date you have selected to test, please remember to bring at least one photo ID and either your student ID issued by the college you are planning to attend or your Social Security number. The proctor will add the test site number that is assigned to your college so you will be able to log in to your college's testing platform.

 

Disability accommodations

If you would like to request accommodations for your testing session, please contact the disability coordinator at your test site at least one week before you test. This will allow time for the relevant documentation to be processed and help us to best assist you. Please click here for campus-specific disability coordinator contact information.

 

What to bring

To prepare for a good Accuplacer testing session, come well-rested, nourished and ready to focus on the assessment, and take advantage of the practice test links below. Please bring at least one photo ID. If you are re-testing, please bring $10 for the retest fee. Arrive 30 minutes prior to your testing time to ensure you don't feel rushed and to allow time to ask questions before the session begins. If you would like to request accommodations for your testing session, please call the campus test site coordinator at least 24 hours in advance of your session. Advance notice will allow us to serve you based on your needs. Please contact Student Services if you have any questions about Accuplacer testing at M State.

 

Testing tips

  1. Relax! Accuplacer is designed to help you achieve academic success in college. Your score helps determine where you need to start with your course work.
  2. Get plenty of rest and eat properly before taking the Accuplacer assessment. Arrive a few minutes early so you have time to find the testing area, restrooms, etc. before the testing session begins.
  3. Pay careful attention to the directions for each question and be sure you understand the directions before you begin each test.
  4. Understand that this is an adaptive test. Questions are chosen for you based on your answers to previous questions. Because the test is given this way, you must answer each question as it is presented. You may not omit or come back to any questions, but you may change your mind before continuing to the next question. If you don't change your mind and you continue, your answer is accepted and you cannot return to it.
  5. If you don't know the answer to a question, use the process of elimination to narrow it to the answer that appears to be the best option.
  6. Textbooks, notebooks, dictionaries, calculators or other paper of any kind (except scratch paper provided by the proctor) are not allowed in the testing room. Following the test, no test materials will be allowed to leave the room.
  7. Remember to bring at least one form of photo identification.
 

Practice test resources

The College Board website is an excellent resource to help students prepare for the Accuplacer.

Test Prep Review at http://www.testprepreview.com contains practice test questions and other resources.

Numerous Accuplacer study guides and practice questions are available at http://www.aims.edu/student/assessment/studyguides/

Sponsored by Purdue University, the OWL Online Writing Lab offers handouts and exercises on grammar, spelling and punctuation.

 

Retesting

Students who wish to take the Accuplacer assessment a second time should speak to a counselor or academic advisor before signing up to retest. There is no charge for the first Accuplacer assessment. If a student elects to retest, there is a $10 retest fee. It is recommended that students re-test only one time.

Last modified: May 30th, 2013 at 10:24am