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About the Assessment

Each of the ACCUPLACER tests is adaptive. This means that the computer automatically determines which questions are presented to you based on your responses to prior questions. This technique selects just the right questions to ask without giving you questions that are too easy or too difficult. Because the ACCUPLACER tests are adaptive, you do not have to answer as many questions as you would on a traditional paper-and-pencil test.

Since ACCUPLACER tests are adaptive, and since the questions are chosen for you based on your answers to previous question, you must answer every question when it is first given.   You cannot leave a question and come back to it later.  You must answer a question in order to go to the next question.  Once you go on to the next question, you cannot return to previous questions.

 If you do not know the answer to a question, you should try to eliminate one or more of the choices. Then pick from the remaining choices.