The English Composition test will require students to write an essay that addresses an issue or a problem. Two points of view on the issue must be included. The essay will assess the student’s ability to write a logical, well-organized essay of several paragraphs that demonstrate proficient English grammar. Here are additional evaluation points: - Focus – demonstrates consistency and clarity in identifying and maintaining the main idea or point of view.
- Content – demonstrates strong development of ideas, details, and examples to support view-points of the topic.
- Organization – demonstrates unity and coherence achieved through logical sequence of ideas.
- Style – demonstrates effective chosen language to enhance the writer’s purpose.
- Conventions – demonstrates control over mechanics in grammar, usage, spelling, and punctuation.
The reading assessment is a multiple choice with the goal of evaluating reading comprehension. The Math assessment is a multiple choice with the goal of evaluating proficiency in basic algebra and algebra. The test consist of: solving linear equations and inequalities, graphing linear systems, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing polynomials, factoring algebraic expressions; simplifying radical expressions; solving equations involving radicals; and using the quadratic formula. To view a sample Accuplacer test in these subjects, click here. |