Information and resources to help you prepare for this placement test are available on the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER webpage.
Next-Generation ACCUPLACER placement testing is required for most MTC academic programs, and it is an essential tool for achieving student success.
These evaluations are designed to test students in three academic areas (writing, reading, and math) and suggest initial English and/or math courses that are appropriate for the demonstrated academic skill level. In this way, students are not placed in a course that is above their abilities or a ‘‘rehash’’ of skills they have already mastered.
Students are required to successfully complete the recommended brush-up courses, indicated by their assessment score, prior to registering for college-level English, math, or computer courses. Next-Generation ACCUPLACER testing is free and conducted in the Center for Student Success and Engagement (Bryson Hall 183).
Students are encouraged to complete these assessments prior to selecting first term classes. However, the assessments must be completed prior to registration for the first English, math, or computer course.
Students may be exempt from completing placement testing if they meet one of the following criteria:
Next-Generation Reading assesses the test taker’s ability to derive meaning from a range of texts and to determine the meaning of words and phrases in short and extended contexts. Passages on the test cover a range of content areas, writing modes, and complexities. Both single and paired passages are included. Four broad knowledge and skills categories are assessed:
Next-Generation Writing evaluates a test taker’s ability to revise and edit multi-paragraph text. Questions cover two broad knowledge and skills categories, each containing three subcategories:
Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) assesses the following knowledge and skills:
Next-Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) assesses the following knowledge and skills:
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Please call the Center for Student Success and Engagement 740.389.4636 ext. 200, if you have any questions. Special needs for students with disabilities can be accommodated with advanced notification.
If you are involved in one of our online degrees, you also have the option of testing at a remote testing site. There may be a fee for this service. If you have any questions, please contact Brandy Page in the Center for Student Success and Engagement , 740-386-4133.
The Technology Skills Test (TST) is required for all students unless they have transferred in a comparable college-level course or complete OIS 1200 Computer Basics. This placement test determines preparedness for computer-based coursework. It includes keyboarding, Outlook navigation, and Windows navigation. Click below for more information about this test.
Technology Skills Test
You may take the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER and Technology Skills Test on a walk-in basis when the Center for Student Success and Engagement is open.