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United Tribes Technical College

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.

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

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 student answers more questions correctly, the more advanced the questions may become, including some Algebra 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.