Receiving Accuplacer Test Scores
Individuals take Accuplacer tests to see if they have the skills and knowledge needed to start taking college-level classes. The test system is computerized and individuals receive their test scores as soon as they have completed their exam. Their score reports are provided by the college, university or high school where they took the test.
What the Score Report Contains
Test-takers receive what is called an Individual Score Report. The ISR is a generic report that provides only the most basic information. The ISR includes:
- The test-taker's name
- The date the test was taken
- The test-taker's date of birth
- The test-taker's gender
- The test-taker's ethnicity
- The score received on the tests taken
- The test-taker's course placement
Outcomes of the Score Report
In some cases, students meet with a school counselor or adviser to discuss their results and explore options. For college students, these options could include registering for classes or retaking the test. High school and college students alike may also be offered the option of taking a diagnostic version of the test and completing a program to help improve their scores.
Diagnostic test versions are designed to provide more detailed information about students' performance. A report can be generated that outlines how well students did on each of the content areas for a specific Accuplacer test so that they knows which parts of the test they had the most difficulty with.
The Accuplacer exams aren't tests that can be passed or failed. Scores for most of the Classic Accuplacer tests are presented on a scale from 20 to 120. The higher your score, the better you did. The WritePlacer and ESL Writing Accuplacer tests use a score of 1 to 8. Next Generation Accuplacer tests are scored on a scale of 200 to 300 points.
The score requirements to take college-level courses for credit may vary slightly from school to school.
Accuplacer Study Materials
Individuals can use reputable study courses to prepare for their Accuplacer exams. These courses ensure that test-takers have reviewed all the information they will be tested on and have developed the skills they need to demonstrate in order to do well. The online lessons allow individuals to review material when it is convenient for them, and the self-checking quizzes and practice tests can be used to track course progress. Available titles include:
- Accuplacer Arithmetic Test: Practice & Study Guide
- Accuplacer Math: Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics Placement Test Study Guide
- Accuplacer Math: Advanced Algebra and Functions Placement Test Study Guide
- Accuplacer Reading Placement Test Study Guide
- Accuplacer Writing Placement Test Study Guide
- Accuplacer WritePlacer Test: Practice & Study Guide
- Accuplacer ESL Reading Skills Test: Practice & Study Guide
- Accuplacer ESL Listening Test: Practice & Study Guide
- Accuplacer ESL Language Use Test: Practice & Study Guide
- Accuplacer ESL Sentence Meaning Test: Practice & Study Guide