The purpose of the ACCUPLACER® test is to provide educators with useful information about the academic skills of their students in math, English, and reading. The results of the assessment, along with a student's academic background, goals, and interests, can be used to determine remediation and course placement.
The ACCUPLACER® Diagnostic is a freshman through junior level test which assists in determining a student's academic strengths and weaknesses to help inform remediation and course placement. Due to changes in IDAPA 08.02.03.105.03, the ACCUPLACER® Diagnostic is no longer an option to meet the College Entrance Exam requirement for public school juniors.
The test is made up of four content tests with the following units for each:
- Reading Comprehension (1 unit)
- Sentence Skills (1 unit)
- Arithmetic (1 unit)
- Elementary Algebra (1 unit)
The tests are scored immediately enabling educators to receive immediate feedback. Each test is broken down into five domains (concepts) and a proficiency statement and score is given within each domain.
The ACCUPLACER® Placement is a senior level test which assists in determining course placement a student's first year of college. The ACCUPLACER® Placement will only be available to a select group of students who qualify for the alternate state accountability assessment (IDAPA 08.02.03.105.03).
Note: ACCUPLACER® Tests can be administered at any time during the school year.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Webinar and training opportunities on the use and administration of the ACCUPLACER® will be found here. Direct immediate questions to your district’s ACCUPLACER® point of contact.