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Accuplacer 101

A general introduction to the Accuplacer test.

Kaylee Parsons

on 5 March 2013

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Accuplacer 101 test overview & general info What is the Accuplacer, and why do I have to take it? A passing Reading score is 78. The Reading Section consists of 20 questions of 2 kinds:
reading comprehension
sentence relationship All new-to-college students without an exemption or waiver must take Accuplacer in order to take classes for transferable credit. Students 3 sections: Math, Reading, and Writing. What do I need to bring? Reading Math Writing Reading Comprehension Sentence Relationships NO calculators allowed! Sample Passage & Question Sample Question Take your time! How can I prep? accuplacer.org Academic Enrichment Program (AEP) Accuplacer Workshops & Private Tutoring http://www.tccd.edu/Courses_and_Programs/Academic_Enrichment_Program.html How long will it take? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 the average completion time is 2.5-3 hours. The Accuplacer is NOT a timed test-- Can I retake the test if I need to? Yes! And you will not need to re-take the whole test-- just the section(s) you didn't pass. Reading Strategies 1-on-1 tutoring Writing Strategies Workshops one UNTIMED essay
300-600 words
scored 1-8 (passing score is 6 and up) OR, 5 with a Senetence Skills score of 80; scores 6-8 will automatically skip the Sentence Skills section. Sentence Skills multiple choice grammar questions How often can I take it? As many times as you want-- no waiting period. Now what? Prepare! Give yourself a practice test, and see as many practice questions as possible
Write a practice essay
Attend a workshop Arithmetic College-Level Math Elementary Algebra 80 55 O O This section is comprised of 17 questions, measuring you ability to perform basic arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division). There are three types of questions: - Applications and problem solving (including rate, percent, and measurement problems, simple geometry problems, and distribution of a quantity into its fractional parts) - Operations with decimals and percents (including percent problems, recognition of decimals, fraction and percent equivalencies, and problems involving estimation) - Operations with whole numbers and fractions (including recognizing equivalent fractions and mixed numbers, and estimating) + x - / % This section contains 20 questions that measure you ability to solve problems that involve college-level mathematics concepts. There are five types of College-Level Math questions: - Algebraic operations (simplifying rational algebraic expressions, factoring, expanding polynomials, and manipulating roots and exponents) The Elementary Algebra test includes 12 questions which measure your ability to perform basic algebraic operations and to solve problems involving elementary algebraic concepts. There are three types of Elementary Algebra questions: - Operations with integers and rational numbers (computation with integers and negative rationals, the use of absolute values, and ordering. - Operations with algebraic expressions (evaluation of simple formulas and expressions, adding and subtracting monomials and polynomials, multiplying and dividing monomials and polynomials, the evaluation of positive rational roots and exponents, simplifying algebraic fractions, and factoring) - Solution of equations, inequalities, word problems (solving linear equations and inequalities, solving quadratic equations by factoring, solving verbal problems presented in an algebraic context, including geometric reasoning and graphing, and the translation of written phrases into algebraic expressions. Test Referral form
payment receipt from business office
government-issued photo ID You may take a break whenever you need to. Three of four numbers have a sum of 22. If the average of the four numbers is 8, what is the fourth number?

A. 4
B. 6
C. 8
D. 10 32 is 40 percent of what number?

A. 12.8
B. 128
C. 80
D. 800 http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/accuplacer/accuplacer-sample-questions-for-students.pdf In the words of Thomas DeQuincey, “It is notorious that the memory strengthens as you lay burdens upon it.” If, like most people, you have trouble recalling the names of those you have just met, try this: The next time you are introduced, plan to remember the names. Say to yourself, “I’ll listen carefully; I’ll repeat each person’s name to be sure I’ve got it, and I will remember.” You’ll discover how effective this technique is and probably recall those names for the rest of your life.

The main idea of the paragraph maintains that the memory

A. always operates at peak efficiency.
B. breaks down under great strain.
C. improves if it is used often.
D. becomes unreliable if it tires. (The College Board, 2012) (The College Board, 2012) Paris, France, is a city that has always been known as a center of artistic and cultural expression.

In the 1920s, Paris was home to many artists and writers from around the world who became famous, such as Picasso and Hemingway.

What does the second sentence do?

A. It reinforces the first.
B. It states an effect.
C. It draws a conclusion.
D. It provides a contrast. An actor, when his cue came, was unable to move onto the stage. He said, “I can’t get in, the chair is in the way.” And the producer said, “Use the difficulty. If it’s a drama, pick the chair up and smash it. If it’s comedy, fall over it.” From this experience the actor concluded that in any situation in life that is negative, there is something positive you can do with it. Passage Adapted from Lawrence Eisenberg, “Caine Scrutiny.” Assignment Can any obstacle or disadvantage be turned into something good? Sample Prompt (The College Board, 2008) It is easy to carry solid objects without spilling them, but the same cannot be said of liquids.

Rewrite, beginning with
Unlike liquids,

The next words will be...

A. it is easy to
B. we can easily
C. solid objects can easily be
D. solid objects are easy to be (The College Board, 2008) Sample Question Stamp collecting being a hobby that is sometimes used in the schools to teach economics and social studies.

A. being a hobby that is
B. is a hobby because it is
C. which is a hobby
D. is a hobby (The College Board, 2008) Sample Question must pass The Accuplacer is a state-approved assessment test that measures your college readiness in reading, writing, and mathematics. It is a computer-based test; questions are chosen for you based on your answers to previous questions. Writing
ENGL 1301 English Composition I
ENGL 1302 English Composition II Accuplacer scores will determine eligibility for TSI (Texas Success Initiative) restricted courses: Math
MATH 1332 Survey of Mathematics
MATH 1314 Functional Approach to College Algebra
MATH 1316 Functional Approach to College Trigonometry
MATH 1324 College Algebra with Business Applications Reading
ENGL 2322 British Literature To 1800
ENGL 2323 British Literature Since 1800
ENGL 2327 American Literature To 1865
ENGL 2328 American Literature Since 1865
ENGL 2332 World Literature To 1650
ENGL 2333 World Literature Since 1650
GOVT 2305 United States Government
GOVT 2306 Texas State and Local Government
HIST 1301 United States History To 1876
HIST 1302 United States History Since 1876
PHIL 1301 Introduction to Philosophy
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology Each question has a different point value, depending on its difficulty. For more info, contact... Kaylee McElree
kaylee.mcelree@tccd.edu - Functions and trigonometry (polynomials, algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic and trigonometric functions) - Applications and other algebra topics (complex numbers, series and sequences, determinants, permutations and combinations, fractions and word problems) - Coordinate geometry (plane geometry, the coordinate plane, straight lines, conics, sets of points in the plane, and graphs of algebraic functions) - Solutions of equations and inequalities (includes the solution of linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, equation systems and other algebraic equations) How much does it cost? $29 Created by Kaylee McElree, TCC-NW, 2013
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