ACCUPLACER Sample Questions
What do you bring to the test?
You will need your Social Security number, photo ID and two no. 2 pencils.
Answering the Questions
The computerized assessment has fewer questions than traditional paper and pencil tests. The number of questions on the eight tests range from 12 to 25. The questions appear on the screen in a multiple choice format. Once you have completed the question and confirmed your answer, you cannot return to that question. ACCUPLACER reading, arithmetic and elementary algebra sections are not timed, however, there is a timed 45 minute essay portion on the test.
Each test is adaptive. This means that the computer automatically determines which questions are presented to you based on your responses to prior questions. This technique selects just the right questions to ask without being too easy or too difficult.