Exam Preparation

The Accuplacer Math placement tests consist of 20 computer-generated, multiple-choice questions. Accuplacer uses computer-adaptive technology, which means the math problems are selected based on your skill level. Your response to each question determines the difficulty level of the next question, so it is important to give each question careful consideration before selecting your answer. There are 3 possible exams of increasing difficulty: 

  1. Arithmetic
  2. Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS)
  3. Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) 

If you have taken a year of Algebra, you will begin with the QAS exam. Otherwise, you will begin with the Arithmetic exam. In either case, depending on the results, you may move on to the next exam.

Visit studentportal.accuplacer.org  to get your FREE practice app and access sample math questions and/or sample English writing prompts.