ACCUPLACER (Level 12 English Equivalency Test)

What’s the ACCUPLACER?

The ACCUPLACER can be used to evaluate level 12 English Equivalency. The ACCUPLACER is a computer-based test composed of three parts: reading comprehension, phrase structure (composing abilities), and essay writing (WritePlacer).

Our centre presently doesn’t provide the ACCUPLACER Math evaluation.

The length of time does it decide to try compose the ACCUPLACER?

The reading and writing abilities sections are made up of 20 numerous option questions per part and they are untimed; WritePlacer has a 70-minute limitation.

The time that is average finish all three parts is 2.5 hours.

Whenever will the results are got by me?

You will definitely get your outcomes within a(often sooner) of sitting the ACCUPLACER week. It may be possible to receive your results on the same day if you are taking the ACCUPLACER at a VIU campus (Nanaimo, Powell River or Cowichan. Outcomes can also be forwarded towards the Admissions Office

Simply how much does the ACCUPLACER expense to create?

A $55 ACCUPLACER evaluation cost needs to be compensated whenever you sign up for a test. The rewrite cost is $40 (off-campus $65/$50).

How can I create the ACCUPLACER?

Schedule a consultation to create the ACCUPLACER through VIU Assessment Services in the Nanaimo, Cowichan or Powell River Campus:

  • Nanaimo: Online Tel that is booking, 1-888-920-2221 or e-mail:
  • Cowichan Tel: 250-746-3509 or e-mail:
  • Powell River Tel: 604-485-2878 snap the link now or email: ag ag ag e
  • Off-campus Testing: Distance/off-campus evaluating is present, please finish the off–campus demand kind

How to get ready for the ACCUPLACER?

There are numerous internet web internet sites that provide training material and methods for just how to prosper in the ACCUPLACER.

Below is an example of many of these materials that are helpful.

What scores do i would like in the ACCUPLACER upcoming Generation, and just how do we interpret the scores?

comparable grade for
level 12 English
studying Comprehension Skills that is writing Writeplacer
C 260+ 250+ 5+
C+ 265+ 250+ 5+
B 265+ 255+ 6+

  • The studying Comprehension and composing abilities test ratings are reported for a 100-point scale from 200 to 300.
  • The WritePlacer score is reported for a scale from 0 – 8 having a description for every rating. a rating of zero suggests that the response was off subject, in a language apart from English, too quick to be examined, or perhaps in several other means unable to be scored.
  • The ACCUPLACER is an adaptive test: in the event that you answer a concern improperly, the second concern is supposed to be easier and vice versa.
  • The test is marked by incredibly advanced pc software that happens to be proven extensively, including research only at VIU.

Our company is confident that the ACCUPLACER test is a legitimate and dependable indicator of abilities at a level 12 level*.

*Please remember that the ACCUPLACER is certainly not a diagnostic or ‘teaching’ test. There’s no feedback on or usage of the test outcomes apart from the scores that are final.

ACCUPLACER ratings are legitimate for 2 years.

Am I able to rewrite the ACCUPLACER?

A job candidate may rewrite more than one associated with ACCUPLACER tests after their initial effort.

Its strongly suggested that the spend that is applicant months reviewing the topic matter before trying the rewrite.

If the applicant’s scores on the rewrite nevertheless usually do not meet up with the needed score, no less than 20 hours tutoring or up-grading is supposed to be needed, or the applicant must hold back until a minumum of one 12 months has passed away considering that the final assessment session.

NOTE: From August 1, 2018, ACCUPLACER Vintage will not be utilized – all assessments are done making use of ACCUPLACER Then Generation.

What’s the distinction between ACCUPLACER Timeless and ACCUPLACER upcoming Generation?

New attributes of the tests consist of:

  • A larger concentrate on a variety of content areas, text complexity, and writing modes
  • Power to evaluate rhetoric, synthesis, and language abilities
  • Longer text (up to 400 terms) and paired text
  • Shift to more authentic tasks such as for example revising and modifying inside an extensive selection of texts

A more powerful concentrate on these areas:

Reading (formerly Browsing Comprehension):

  • paired passages
  • literary passages
  • language concerns

Composing (formerly Phrase Abilities):

  • the motion from a discrete-question foundation to a collection basis
  • a larger increased exposure of wider dilemmas of development, company
  • effective language usage in the multi-sentence, paragraph, and passage amounts.