ACCUPLACER

The purpose of the ACCUPLACER tests 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.

  • ACCUPLACER Diagnostic: The ACCUPLACER Diagnostic is a freshman through junior level test which assists in determining a student’s academic strengths and weaknesses, which will help inform remediation and course placement.
  • ACCUPLACER Placement: The ACCUPLACER Placement is a senior level test which assists in determining course placement a student’s first year of college.

Beginning the 2014-2015 school year, the Idaho College Entrance Examination (CEE) Requirement, for public school juniors, IDAPA code 08.02.03.105.03, has undergone several changes, two of which pertain to the ACCUPLACER.

  • The ACCCUPLACER Diagnostic is no longer an option to meet the CEE requirement for Idaho public school juniors.
  • In addition, the ACCUPLACER Placement will only be available to a select group of students who qualify for the alternate state accountability assessment.

For full details on the changes, please view related documents and an archived webinar at, http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/assessment/collegeEntranceExam.htm.

2014-2015 Educator Training

While the ACCUPLACER Diagnostic is no longer a CEE requirement option, the assessment will still be available to Idaho educators for remediation purposes and course placement of high school students. Use of the ACCUPLACER Diagnostic is optional and left to local control.

Future regional trainings on the use of the ACCUPLACER Diagnostic for remediation and course placement purposes are currently being planned for the Fall of 2014. Once dates are confirmed, communication will be sent out to district personnel and posted on this webpage.

ACCUPLACER Diagnostic Testing Window: Tests can be administered at any time during the
school year.

ACCUPLACER Diagnostic Administration

The Accuplacer Diagnostic is a computer adaptive testing system. The test is made up of four content tests with the following units for each:

  • Reading Comprehension (1 unit)
  • Write Placer (2 units)
  • 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. In order to make use of the diagnostic assessment to its full capacity, the fall 2014 training documents will be archived on this webpage by mid-November. Also, please refer to the documents below for further detailed information.

School Contacts & Registration

If you are an educator who would like to make use of the ACCUPLACER Diagnostic for remediation purposes or course placement, please refer to the list of contacts below to determine who is the main ACCUPLACER Point of Contact at your school and reach out to them for more information.

If you are your school's ACCUPLACER main point of contact, each fall, prior to the beginning of the current school year, communication is sent to Idaho ACCUPLACER points of contact. The communication will notify recipients of ACCUPLACER updates and access to the ACCUPLACER assessment system.

Please contact Nichole Hall, nhall@sde.idaho.gov, if you have any questions or concerns.

Documents
District Communication

District communication coming soon.

ACCUPLACER Support

Julius Jones –212.713.8020 or jjones@collegeboard.org