Prep for the Accuplacer at YCCC
Offering students the opportunity to prepare, place and progress!
What is the Accuplacer?
York County Community College uses the Accuplacer to determine the most appropriate placement into math and english courses. It is a multiple choice placement test that focuses on the following:
English Placement (2 parts):
The Sentence Skills test, comprised of 20 questions, measures your understanding of sentence structure — what makes a sentence complete and clear. Some questions deal with the logic of the sentence, and others with the relationships between two sentences.
The Reading Comprehension test, comprised of 20 questions, measures your ability to understand what you read, to identify main ideas and to make inferences. You need to distinguish between direct statements and secondary or supporting ideas.
Math Placement (3 adaptive tests):
Arithmetic is associated with MAT-092, Elementary is associated with MAT-098 and College Algebra is associated with college level math classes at YCCC.
The Arithmetic test, comprised of 17 questions, measures your ability to perform basic arithmetic operations and to solve problems that involve fundamental arithmetic concepts. There are three types of Arithmetic questions:
The Elementary Algebra test, comprised of 12 questions, measures your ability to perform basic algebraic operations and to solve problems involving elementary algebraic concepts. There are three types of Elementary Algebra questions:
The College-Level Math test, comprised of 20 questions, measures your ability to solve problems that involve college-level mathematics concepts. There are five types of College-Level Math questions:
The Official ACCUPLACER Study App is intended to familiarize you with the basic content areas of the ACCUPLACER test. The app provides interactive sample questions on the following ACCUPLACER tests: Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, College-Level Math, Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills. With this app you can:
The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and requires iOS 4.2 or later.
The web-based study app features practice tests in Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, College-Level Math, Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills. You can access the app at any computer and familiarize yourself with the basic content areas of ACCUPLACER tests. With this app, you can enjoy the following features:
If you haven't taken a math class at YCCC and you would like to take the Accuplacer again, please contact the Admissions Department at 646-9282 to schedule a time.