Accuplacer Testing Information
The Accuplacer Test is a College Board product that is sometimes used at Britton Deerfield Schools to determine which students are eligible for dual enrollment. We utilized it with 10th grade students in Spring 2016 due to issues with PSAT-10 results timing.
The test takes two hours and is administered online.
For more information about this test, follow this link: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students
Score interpretation for Jackson College:
For the math portion:
All students will begin with the arithmetic portion. If a student receives the following scores on the arithmetic portion, here is where they would place with Jackson College:
0-23 No placement, would need to retake
24-83 Placing into MAT 019/020 which is Pre-Algebra
84-120 Placing into MAT 033, 035 or 039 which is Beginning Algebra – typically they will also have moved on to the Algebra section of Accuplacer.
Algebra section – students will move onto this one only if they score high enough on the Arithmetic portion.
34-55 Placing into MAT 033, 035 or 039 (Beginning Algebra)
56-89 Placing into MAT 131, 133, 135 or 139 which is College Algebra – this would be considered college ready at Jackson College.
Students going beyond these scores are placing into higher level math and would be well prepared for college math.
For the reading portion:
It is a reading comprehension based assessment. They will read a passage and then answer a question about what they read. Here is the breakdown for the scores:
0-32 No placement, would need to retake
33-49 Placing into ENG 080 which is Reading Essentials
50-77 Placing into ENG 085 which is College Reading
78 + Placing college ready
For the writing portion:
Students will be looking at sentence structure. They will need to be familiar with grammar, punctuation and basic sentence skills. Here is the breakdown for this area:
0-65 No placement, would need to retake
66-83 Placing into ENG 091/131 which is our Intro to College Writing/Writing Experience 1 course (2 English courses to increase students’ ability)
84 + Placing into ENG 131 which is Writing Experience 1 – this would be considered college ready at Jackson College.