Accuplacer®: What Is Accuplacer®?
ACCUPLACER® is a suite of tests published by "The College Board" that determines your knowledge in math, reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college courses. ACCUPLACER® is used to identify your strengths and weaknesses in each subject area and to help you improve your skills through interactive online learning tools. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with your academic background, goals and interests, are used by your academic advisors to place you in the appropriate college courses that meet your skill level.
Since September, 1999, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education has mandated that all entering students seeking a degree or certificate program (matriculated students) at a state college must assess upon entry in their basic skills of reading comprehension, writing and mathematics unless they have prior college credit and these credits have been reviewed and approved.
Non-matriculated students must assess in the appropriate area prior to enrolling in any course that has a reading, writing or mathematics pre-requisite unless they have prior college credit and these credits have been reviewed and approved.
The mandated state test is "The College Board's" ACCUPLACER® system.