New students take the Accuplacer, a computerized test, to identify strengths and weaknesses in mathematics. The results of the Accuplacer will ensure placement in the appropriate class. This is very important to building a solid plan for success.
The Accuplacer designed using adaptive techniques. This means the computer will automatically determine which questions to present depending on the response to prior questions. By zeroing in on the questions that are neither too difficult nor too easy, the number of test questions can be limited.
Accuplacer, unlike many pencil and paper placement tests, is untimed. This helps to eliminate the pressure and test anxiety that students often feel. An untimed test can also be beneficial for students with learning disabilities who often need more time than usual for testing. Students with a documented disability who require other types of accommodations may schedule a special testing session.
A review session is conducted periodically to help prepare students to take the Accuplacer. See: Refresher Workshops