# Everything You Need to Know About the Next-Gen ACCUPLACER Test

The ACCUPLACER exam is used by many colleges around the country to determine the college-level readiness of incoming students. The ACCUPLACER exam helps to determine if the student can go directly into a college-level class or if they will need to take a remedial class.

The Next-Gen ACCUPLACER test has redesigned testing sections that not only align to the same content as the SAT exam but also provides a great rangeĀ of content areas.

General Info

• 5 different placement tests
• Writing
• Arithmetic
• Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics
• The accepting institution will decide which Next-Gen ACCUPLACER test(s) a student will be required to take; it may be one, a few, or all of them.

• 20 total questions
• 4 categories
• Information & Ideas (7-11 questions, 35-55% of the test)
• Rhetoric (7-11 questions, 35-55% of the test)
• Synthesis (2 questions, 10% of the test)
• Vocabulary (2 questions, 10-20% of the test)

Writing

• Expression of Ideas (14-16 questions, 56-64% of the test)
• Development
• Organization
• Effective Language Use
• Standard English Conventions (9-11 questions, 36-44% of the test)
• Sentence Structure
• Usage
• Punctuation

Arithmetic

• Whole Number Operations( 3-5 questions, 20% of the test)
• Fraction Operations (3-5 questions, 20% of the test)
• Decimal Operations (3-5 questions, 20% of the test)
• Percent (3-5 questions, 20% of the test)
• Number Comparisons & Equivalents (3-5 questions, 20% of the test)

Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, & Statistics

• Geometry Concepts for Pre-Algebra (1-2 questions, 5-10% of the test)
• Geometry Concepts for Algebra (1-2 questions, 5-10% of the test)
• Probability & Sets (1-3 questions, 5-15% of the test)
• Descriptive Statistics (1-3 questions, 5-15% of the test)
• Linear Applications & Graphs (2-4 questions, 10-20% of the test)
• Linear Equations (2-4 questions, 10-20% of the test)
• Algebraic Expressions (2-3 questions, 10-15% of the test)
• Exponents (2-3 questions, 10-15% of the test)
• Ratio & Proportional Relationships (3-4 questions, 15-20% of the test)
• Rational Numbers (1-3 questions, 5-15% of the test)

• Linear Equations (2-3 questions, 10-15% of the test)
• Linear Applications & Graphs (2-3 questions, 10-15% of the test)
• Factoring (1-2 questions, 5-10% of the test)
• Quadratics (2-3 questions, 10-15% of the test)
• Functions (2-4 questions, 10-20% of the test)
• Radical and Rational Equations (1-3 questions, 5-15% of the test)
• Polynomial Equations (1-3 questions, 5-15% of the test)
• Exponential & Logarithmic Equations (1-3 questions, 5-15% of the test)
• Geometry Concepts for Algebra 1 (1-2 questions, 5-10% of the test)
• Geometry Concepts for Algebra 2 (1-2 questions, 5-10% of the test)
• Trigonometry (1-3 questions, 5-15% of the test)

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