Each math, English, & ESL Accuplacer® test is a personalized computer adaptive test, which means that a student's performance on one test question determines the difficulty level of the next question to be delivered. A test-taker's score on a computer-adaptive test is determined by two factors: the number of questions answered correctly, and the difficulty level of the questions answered correctly.
Placement testing in Math, English, or ESL is required of all new students. Testing is free, there are no grades, and students are allowed to work at their own pace. Counselors and program advisors use test scores to determine appropriate placement in classes and to help students develop their first semester educational plan. Any student who plans to enroll in a math or English class, or in a class that has a math or English prerequisite, must take the assessment test.