English Assessment

The UUP department uses a computerized placement assessment called Accuplacer™ to measure reading, writing, and math skills. Completing the assessment helps place students in a course level that is comfortable and meets their skill level.

English Reading Comprehension

  • The English assessment starts with a reading portion of 20 multiple choice questions.
  • Read each question carefully before you answer it. The reading assessment is not timed.
  • Each person doing the assessment will complete a different set of questions as Accuplacer™ questions are based on your answers to previous questions.
  • You cannot skip a question and answer it later, and you cannot go backwards to change an answer.

English Writing Assessment

  • After the reading portion, you will be asked to write 300-600 words on a topic given to you by the Accuplacer™ program.
  • You have one hour to plan, write, review, and edit your writing. Read the assignment carefully before you begin to write.
  • Your score is NOT based on your opinions but on your ability to express, organize, and support your ideas.

Accuplacer™ Preparation

Accuplacer™ Math Assessment

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