Testing and Tutoring

What is on an ACCUPLACER Test?

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:

  • Have taken the ACT within the last 5 years (students who feel their ACT score is not representative of their academic ability and preparation may still want to take the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER to “level up”; see your advisor for exact requirements)
  • Have completed 3+ years of college prep coursework in high school within the last 5 years with a grade of B or higher (see your advisor for exact requirements)
  • Have earned MTC or transfer credit for corresponding brush-up or college-level English, math, or computer courses
  • Register for the lowest level of English, math, or computer course
  • Register for courses other than English, math, or computers


  • We recommend taking the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER at your earliest convenience after admission to MTC, prior to your registration advising appointment.
  • Completing all three parts of the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER could require 2-3 hours.  Please plan accordingly and check-in early enough to complete the whole assessment before closing time.  Your testing can be broken down into several small sessions if your time is limited.
  • Bring your MTC identification number.
  • No fees are required for placement testing when taken as part of your MTC enrollment.
  • Score reports are available immediately in the Center for Student Success and Engagement.
  • Results will be explained during your registration appointment with an academic advisor.



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:

  • Information and Ideas
  • Rhetoric
  • Synthesis
  • Vocabulary


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:

Expression of Ideas

  • Development
  • Organization
  • Effective Language Use

Standard English Conventions

  • Sentence Structure
  • Usage
  • Punctuation


Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) assesses the following knowledge and skills:

  • Rational numbers
  • Ratio and Proportional Relationships
  • Exponents
  • Algebraic Expressions
  • Linear Equations
  • Linear Applications and Graphs
  • Probability Sets
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Geometry Concepts

Next-Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF) assesses the following knowledge and skills:

  • Linear Equations
  • Linear Applications and Graphs
  • Factoring
  • Quadratics
  • Functions
  • Radical and Rational Equations
  • Polynomial Equations
  • Exponential and Logarithmic Equations
  • Trigonometry


Access the FREE Accuplacer Web-Based Study App!

  1. Click here
  2. Enter your email address and create a password.
  3. Click sign up.
  4. Return to the home page and enter log-in information.
  5. Choose Next Generation placement tests. 

Need more practice?  Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Sample Questions

Need more interactive help? Ohio Means Jobs website


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 David Richman in the Center for Student Success and Engagement, 740-386-4200.


The Technology Skills Test (TST) is required for all students unless they have transferred to a comparable college-level course or complete OIS 1200 Computer Basics.  This placement test determines preparedness for computer-based coursework.  It includes Outlook navigation and Windows navigation.  Click below for more information about this test.

Technology Skills Test


Our testing center now requires an appointment. This can be scheduled by calling our department number at 740-386-4200, emailing testing@mtc.edu, or by self-scheduling for an appointment here.