The ACCUPLACER Inventory is used to assess college level skills in the areas of math and writing. The results, in conjunction with your academic background, goals, and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to determine your math and English course selection. You cannot pass or fail the ACCUPLACER Inventory, but it is very important that you do your very best, so that you will have an accurate measure of your academic skills. The ACCUPLACER Inventory is not timed but on average, students take about 2-3 hours to complete.
The ACCUPLACER Inventory is adaptive. This means questions are chosen for you on the basis of your answers to previous questions. This technique selects just the right questions for your ability level. Please be serious and committed to do your best. Plan a time when you will not be distracted or rushed.
All first-time students, except those meeting one of the exemptions listed below:
To retake you must do the following:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to retrieve a Retake Payment Form.
You will receive your placement results immediately, and you will receive a printout of your placement as soon as you finish the inventory.
Students may schedule appointments for ACCUPLACER Inventory to guarantee a seat for a specific date and time.
Wallace Community College seeks to encourage and to assist students in making appropriate preparations for taking college ACCUPLACER Inventory for the purpose of academic placement. Our hope is that all students are placed appropriately in the courses that will do the most to insure their academic success. Preparing well for the ACCUPLACER Inventory can enhance a student’s performance and thus proper academic placement. Higher academic placement can reduce the overall course load for students in their selected program, minimizing time and saving money.
Wallace Community College provides a link to EdReady https://edready.org/home for students to use in preparation for taking the ACCUPLACER Inventory for mathematics. This link will allow students to register for and use a MOOC (Open Course) free of charge to address mathematical topics encountered when taking the ACCUPLACER Inventory. Using this service will require a general registration procedure. To register use the “GET STARTED” button. Please write down and keep your login information because Wallace Community College faculty and staff do not have the ability to help with forgotten login information.
Once registered, each student must first choose a goal for using EdReady. Students should choose the goal labeled as, “Prepare for Common Placement Exams.” Once there, select the “ACCUPLACER Prep – Complete Test” option.
Next, take the Initial Assessment. The results of this assessment will be used to determine areas of strengths and weaknesses before taking the actual ACCUPLACER Inventory. Students should use the available learning modules in order to improve their scores on the ACCUPLACER Inventory. The learning modules contain a number of valuable resources such as quizzes, video instruction, and short assignments to help students strengthen their mathematics skills.