Like any test, the more you know about ACCUPLACER, the better you are likely to do. We recommend incoming middle college students and students retaking one of the ACCUPLACER tests spend time learning about each test and trying the practice items before taking the tests.
About the ACCUPLACER tests
Students will take the Math and WritePlacer Essay tests.
Note: Students will not take the multiple choice ACCUPLACER Writing test, so it is not necessary to practice for the Writing test. WritePlacer Essay is different than the Writing test.
ACCUPLACER Practice Website
The "Practice" section of the ACCUPLACER website provides free practice tools and resources to help you prepare to succeed on each of the ACCUPLACER tests. College Board writes and scores the ACCUPLACER tests, SAT, and PSAT. If you do not already have one, you will need to create a free College Board account to access practice resources. Many students may have made a College Board account when taking the PSAT exam.
The Student Practice page also provides free ACCUPLACER sample questions. You will see links to PDF documents that include the sample questions, the correct answer for each and a detailed explanation of why it is the correct answer. If nothing else, you should look at each Sample Question document and give them a try.
Recommended Sample Question documents for review:
- Arithmetic Sample Questions
- Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics Sample Questions*
- Next Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions Sample Questions*
- WritePlacer Guide with Sample Essays
The other sample question documents listed are not tested at SC4.
*Do not worry if you find the sample questions in the 2nd and 3rd math documents difficult. Focus more practice and learning time on the Arithmetic sample questions. Doing well on that test can place you in a good spot at SC4.
Test taking tips:
- Take your time. The tests are not timed. Do not rush through them.
Stay focused, but do not get stressed. You can retake these tests, and your spring SAT scores can also be used for course placement at SC4.