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Accuplacer Information

ACCUPLACER Placement Tests

  • College Board ACCUPLACER Placement Tests are proctored by appointment in the Center for Academic Enrichment (CAE), Library and Academic Resources Center, Room 151.
  • The cost is $5.00 per test, payable at the Cashier's Office which is located on the second floor of the Administration Building.
  • Tests are online and are not timed. It is recommended that you allow yourself approximately one hour per test.
  • A maximum of two attempts per test are allowed ($5.00 per attempt).
  • On test day, a cashier's receipt and a current picture ID are required (e.g. driver's license/passport/school student ID card). Cell phones, calculators, and dictionaries are not allowed in the testing area. Scratch paper and pencil will be provided as well as an Individual Score Report.
  • Please stop by CAE or call 719.549.2584 or 719.549.2582 to schedule a testing appointment.

CAE Proctors administer the following ACCUPLACER tests: Writing; Reading; Arithmetic; Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics; Advanced Algebra and Functions.

It is the responsibility of the student to know which test to schedule. If you do not know which test you need to take, please check with your academic advisor before scheduling a testing appointment.

Testing Accommodations

Students with documented disabilities may be eligible for testing accommodations. For more information, please contact the Disability Resource & Support Center, Library and Academic Resources Center, Room 169, at 719.549.2648.

ACCUPLACER Sample Questions and Free Study App

For more information about ACCUPLACER go to www.accuplacer.org and click on the Information for Students button.

Questions?

Please contact your academic advisor regarding questions about course placement and registration, or if you have additional assessment test scores from ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, or COMPASS that you would like to submit for consideration.

Please feel free to contact Irene Macias, Certified ACCUPLACER Test Proctor, who is located in the Center for Academic Enrichment, at 719-549-2582 if you have questions about the ACCUPLACER.

Test Cut Scores and Course Placement Guidelines

CSU-Pueblo Placement/Cut-Score Guidelines
Skill Area ACT Sub-score SAT Sub-score for Students Admitted SP19 or AFTER* SAT Sub-score for Students Admitted FA18 or BEFORE* CLASSIC ACCUPLACER : Cut Score NEXT-GEN ACCUPLACER: Cut Score COMPASS Test: Cut Score
WRTG English: 18 Evidence-Based Reading and WRTG: 490 Evidence-Based Reading and WRTG: 470 Sentence Skills: 95 WRTG: 246 WRTG Skills: 79
Math Math: 19 Math: 510 Math: 500 Elementary Algebra: 85 Quant. Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics: 240 Math: 63
Reading Reading: 17 Evidence-Based Reading and WRTG: 490 Evidence-Based Reading and WRTG: 470 Reading Comp: 80 Reading: 253 Reading: 76

*Test Date March 2016 or AFTER

 

CSU-Pueblo Math Department Placement/Cut Score Guidelines
ACT Math Score SAT Math Score March, 2016/After SAT Math Score March, 2016/Before ACCUPLACER Classic Placement Tests Name of Test: Score

ACCUPLACER Next-Gen Placement

CSU-Pueblo Course Enter-Exit Code Level
24-27 580 560 College Level Math Test: 70 – 102 Advanced Algebra and Functions Test: 280 Math 221: CALC INTUITIVE APPR U6-U7
28 660 640 College Level Math Test: > 103 Advanced Algebra and Functions Test: NA Math 126: CALC ANALY GEOM I U8-U9
24-27 580 560 College Level Math Test: 70-102 Advanced Algebra and Functions Test: 280

Math 124: PRE-CALCULUS

U6-U8

21-23 530 500 College Level Math Test: 63-69 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics Test: 250

Math 156: INTRO TO STATISTICS

U5-U5

21-23 530 500 College Level Math Test: 63-69 Advanced Algebra and Functions Test: 245 Math 220: QUANT ANALY BUSINESS U5-U5
21-23 530 500 College Level Math Test: 63-69 Advanced Algebra and Functions Test: 245 Math 120: PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA U5-U6
19-20 510 470 Elementary Algebra Test: > 85

Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics Test: 240

Math 360: ELEMENTARY CONCEPTS OF MATH I U4-U4

19-20

18/SAI

510

490/SAI

470 Elementary Algebra Test: > 85

Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics Test: 240

230/SAI

Math 101: INTRODUCTORY COLLEGE MATH U4-U5

19-20

18/SAI

510

490/SAI

470 Elementary Algebra Test: > 85

Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics Test: 240

230/SAI

Math 109: MATH EXPLORATIONS U4-U4
17-18 470 430 Elementary Algebra Test: 61-84 Arithmetic Test: 265 Math 097: COLLEGE PREP II D3-U4
15-16 400 360 Elementary Algebra Test: 45-60 Arithmetic Test: 240 Math 096: COLLEGE PREP I D2-D3
< 14 < 390 < 350 Elementary Algebra Test: < 44 Arithmetic Test: < 239 None D1-D1

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