What is Next Generation ACCUPLACER?

ACCUPLACER Next-Generation (opens new window) is a computerized placement exam that tests your knowledge in math, reading, and writing. This test helps to identify your strengths and weaknesses in each subject area and assists us with determining your performance ability regarding college level course work.

What is the difference between ACCUPLACER and Next Generation ACCUPLACER testing?

Both are untimed computer adaptive tests. PERSONAL CALCULATORS are PROHIBITED for any part of the test; however, a calculator function is built into the exam for use on SOME math questions. Pencil and scratch paper are also provided for manual computations.

What subjects are tested on ACCUPLACER?


20 Questions
Measures your ability to:
  • Information and Ideas
  • Rhetoric
  • Synthesis
  • Vocabulary


25 Questions
Measures your understanding of:
Expression of Ideas
  • Development
  • Organization
  • Effective Language Use
Standard English Conventions
  • Sentence Structure
  • Usage
  • Punctuation

Quantitate Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistic (QAS)

20 Questions
Measures the ability:
  • Rational numbers
  • Ratio and Proportional Relationships
  • Exponents
  • Algebraic Expressions
  • Linear Equations
  • Linear Applications and Graphs
  • Probability Sets
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Geometry Concepts

Advanced Algebra and Functions (AAF)

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

How can you prepare for Next Generation ACCUPLACER testing?

A FREE Web-Based Study App for your Computer, Tablet, or Smartphone & Free printable Sample Questions are available:

ACCUPLACER Test Prep (opens new window)

How do I register for ACCUPLACER testing?

Test Reservation (opens new window)