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Placement Testing 

  

GENERAL INFORMATION

The ACCUPLACER placement test has three parts: Reading (20 questions), Math (12 to 32 questions), and Writing (20 questions).  All test subjects are untimed, multiple choice, and computer-based.  It is recommended that testers allow 1.5 to 2 hours to complete the test. 

Outside materials and personal calculators cannot be used on the test.  A calculator icon will be available in the test platform for use on specific math questions.  Scratch paper and pencil will be provided. 

Scores are valid for two years.  Students may be waived from one or more placement test subjects if they have successfully completed college courses in English and math or have qualifying ACT or SAT scores.  (See below for equivalences.)

Test takers must complete a Triton College application before taking the placement test.  A valid ID with the test taker's name and photo is required to test.  There is no fee for the first attempt.

 Placement testing is done on a walk-in basis in the Learning Resource Center (A Building), room A-126.  No appointment is required. 

Click here for the Triton College ACCUPLACER Placement Scale  

 

 TEST PREPARATION MATERIALS

 Access free ACCUPLACER study materials at https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login

  

RETEST POLICY
Test takers are allotted one retest per year, per subject, any time after 7 days from your first test date.  A retest fee of $10.00 per subject (or $25.00 for all three subjects) must be paid to the cashier's office prior to testing.  Bring your receipt to the testing office as proof of payment.

 

PLACEMENT TEST WAIVER

Students may be exempt from the placement test if they meet any of the following requirements:

Math

Reading  

Writing (Sentence Skills)

ACT Math– A score of 23 or higher  within the last two years

ACT Reading – A score of 20 or higher within the last two years

ACT English – A score of 20 or higher within the last two years

SAT Math– A score of 550 or higher within the last two years

SAT Reading and Writing– A score of 500 or higher within the last two years

SAT Reading and Writing– A score of 500 or higher within the last two years

Earning a “C” or higher in a college-level math course

Earning a “C” or higher in a college-level English/rhetoric course

Earning a “C” or higher in a college-level English/rhetoric course

 

 Triton Colleges accepts PARCCS scores to placed incoming students into college credit classes.

Subject
  PARCC Score *  
  Placement Options based on PARCC  
English and Language Arts
1, 2 or 3
Triton’s Placement Tools **
4 or 5
RHT 101
Math
1 or 2
Triton’s Placement Tools **
3 ***
Mat 101, 102, 110, 116, 170
4 or 5
Mat 101, 102, 110, 116, 170

PARCC scores will be valid for 24 months after high school graduation.

**Students with PARCC scores of 1 or 2 will default to our new placement tools.

*** Math PARCC score of a 3 will be eligible for placement into the courses listed provided the student has proof of taking a post Algebra 2 course with a grade of C or better. Examples of a post Algebra 2 course include Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Probability and Statistics.