UTTC students taking the Accuplacer test

What is the Accuplacer Test?

The Accuplacer is a computer-based placement tool designed to provide placement and advising information for students entering college. The Accuplacer is required for placement in all courses requiring Reading, Math, or English. The results aid the student's Academic Advisor in determining which courses the student will best flourish.

 

Who Needs to Take the Accuplacer Test?

Students who do not have ACT scores from the past five years will need to take the Accuplacer test.

How can I prepare for the Accuplacer?

Students can study anytime, anywhere with the free Accuplacer study app. The study app offers sample questions with explanations for both correct and incorrect answers.

Visit accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org to visit the app and start practicing!

When preparing to take the Accuplacer at UTTC, choose the Classic Test Version to practice

UTTC student taking the Accuplacer test

What can I expect at test time?

At UTTC the Accuplacer includes:

  • Reading Comprehension — multiple choice questions related to reading skills, such as identifying the main idea and making inferences.
  • Mathematics — multiple choice questions that measure a student's understanding of math. As a students answers more quesitons correctly, the more advanced the questions may become, including some Alebra questions.
  • Write Placer — The Write Placer is an essay test. Essays are evaluated on organization, focus, development and support, sentence structure, and mechanical conventions.

 

There are a set number of questions in each section to pinpoint a student's skill level. The test is not timed and students are encouraged to take plenty of time for each question. The average testing time is one hour

How to schedule a test

Accuplacer takes place during Orientation in the Education Building. Please visit with your Academic Advisor to discuss available test times.

United Tribes Technical College

ACCUPLACER & ACT CUT SCORES

Revised 06-2016

MATH

ACT SCORE Course Placement ACCUPLACER SCORE
Pre-Algebra   Arithmetic Test
0-12 ASC 090
Quantitative Reasoning I
0-70
13-15 ASC 091
Quantitative Reasoning II
71-90
16-18 MTH 101
General Math
90+
     
Alegbra   Algebra Test
19-22 MTH 102 Intermediate Algebra 63-86
23-25 MTH 103 College Algebra
OR
MTH 210 Statistics
86-103
Note: MTH 103 meets North Dakota University Systems (NDUS) course transfer requirements.

ENGLISH

     
ACT SCORE Course Placement ACCUPLACER SCORE
0-15 ASC 082 Effective Reading Reading Compprehension
0-79
16-36 ENG 110 Composition
OR
ENG 104 Business English
Reading Comprehnsion
79+
NOTE: ENG 110 meets North Dakota University Systems (NDUS) course transfer requirements. * The composite score is determined by adding the scores on the two tests. A student may score lower on one of the tests, and higher on the other, with the composite score determining placement. The composite score only applies to placement in English courses.
     

WRITING

ACT SCORE Course Placement Accuplacer Score
0-16 ASC 085 Effective Writing Write Placer
0-3