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ACCUPLACER Arithmetic

Assessment Content: 

 

The test measures your skills in three primary categories:

  1) Operations with whole numbers and fractions:

      - addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, recognizing equivalent fractions
         and mixed numbers and estimating

      

  2) Operations with decimals and percents:
      - addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division percent problems, decimal
         recognition, fraction and percent equivalencies, and estimation problems

 
  3) Applications and problem solving:  

      - rate, percent, measurement problems, distribution of a quantity into its
         fractional parts, and graphs and tables.

 

Assessment Format: 

 

   1) Multiple-choice

   2) 20 questions

   3) Computer–adaptive

 

The test software will select questions based on your previous answers. Answer all the questions to the best of your ability and do not skip any, as you cannot go back.   

 

   4) No time limit

   5) Score range: 200 - 300   

   6) Calculator use: Some questions provide access to a calculator; the calculator
       appears as part of the question. Other questions will not allow access to a
       calculator.

 

Preparation and Review:   

 

For sample questions, please visit Math Assessment Preparation and see the Accuplacer Arithmetic Test section. 

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra

Assessment Content:   

 

The test measures your skills in three primary categories:

 

 1) Operations with integers and rational numbers:

      - computation with integers and negative rationals, the use of absolute values,
          and ordering.

  

 2) Operations with algebraic expressions:

      - multiplying and dividing monomials, the evaluation of positive rational roots
          and exponents, simplifying algebraic fractions, and factoring

 

 3) Equation solving, inequalities, and word problems:

      - solving verbal problems presented in algebraic context, geometric reasoning,
          the translation of written phrases into algebraic expressions, graphing

 

 

 Assessment Format: 

 1) Multiple-choice 

 2) 20 questions

 3) Computer–adaptive

 

The test software will select questions based on your previous answers. Answer all the questions to the best of your ability and do not skip any, as you cannot go back.  

 
 4) No time limit

 5) Score range: 200 - 300

 6) Calculator use: Some questions provide access to a calculator; the calculator
     appears as part of the question. Other questions will not allow access to a calculator.

   

 

Preparation and Review

For sample questions, please visit Math Assessment Preparation and review the Accuplacer Elementary Algebra Test section. 

ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension

Assessment Content

  

The Accuplacer Reading Comprehension test assesses the ability to understand short passages of varying difficulty. 

  • The first type of question consists of a reading passage followed by a question based on the text. Both short and long passages are provided. The reading passages can also be classified according to the kind of information processing required, including explicit statements related to the main idea, explicit statements related to a secondary idea, application, and inference.  

 

  • The second type of question, sentence relationships, presents two sentences followed by a question about the relationship between these two sentences. The question may ask, for example, if the statement in the second sentence supports that in the first, if it contradicts it, or if it repeats the same information.  

 

    Assessment Format

    • Multiple-choice 

    • 20 questions 

    • Computer – adaptive 

    The test software will select questions based on your previous answers. Answer all the questions to the best of your ability and do not skip any, as you cannot go back. 

    • No time limit  (on average, students take 30 – 60 minutes) 

    • Score range: 200 - 300 

    • Use of a dictionary is not allowed 

      

     

    Preparation and Review

     

    For sample questions and to review, please go to the English Assessment Preparation page and see the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Test section. 

    CAAT-D Science

    Assessment Content

    This general science test addresses biological, physical and earth/space sciences. The following scientific literacy skills are assessed:

    • observation

    • classification

    • application of scientific principles

    • data interpretation

    • thinking skills: ability to apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information as well as acquire it.

     

    Assessment Format

    • multiple-choice

    • 50 questions

    • paper-and-pencil

    • time limit: 25 minutes

    score range: from Grade 2 to Postsecondary level general science equivalency 

     

    Preparation and Review

    For information on preparation and review resources, go to ASSESSMENT PREPARATION (Science)

    CLBPT: Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test

    Assessment Content

    The assessment measures English language proficiency in four areas:

    • Listening

    • Speaking

    • Writing

    • Reading

    Assessment Format

    The CLBPT has three (3) parts.

    Listening& Speaking

     

    You will have an interview with an assessor, lasting 15-20 minutes. The assessor will ask you a few general questions. Then you will be asked to talk about a series of pictures. Next, you will listen to some recordings of a person speaking, and the assessor will ask you to tell him/her what you heard after each part of the recording. Then the assessor will ask you some more questions about your opinions relating to the recording.

     

    Writing

     

    You will have 30 minutes to complete three tasks. The first task is short, but it is important that you complete it correctly. The second and third tasks are longer and more complex, so make sure you leave enough time for them.

     

    Reading

     

    There are four tasks with 29 multiple choice questions in total. In the first task, you will need to identify the correct word that matches a picture. In the other tasks you will read a passage and then answer multiple choice questions about what you have read. The passages in task three and four are longer, and the questions are more difficult, so make sure you leave enough time to answer the later questions.

    The test takes approximately 90 minutes in total. After you have finished all three parts of the test, you will meet with the Assessor, and you will receive your CLBPT test results.

    Visit www.language.ca for more information.

    Exercise Science Assessment

    Assessment Content     

      

    The Exercise Science assessment addresses basic concepts of human anatomical structure and physiological processes, including gross structures and functions of the various organ systems, tissues and cells within the body structure and functions of cellular organelles.

     

    The remaining test questions address areas directly related to exercise science. Emphasis is on human anatomy and physiology, with some questions covering basic nutrition and training principles.  

     

    Assessment Format  

    • multiple-choice  

    • 50 questions  

    • Time limit: 50 minutes

    • paper and pencil

    • score range: 0 – 50  

     

    Preparation and Review

     

    For more information, please refer to Science Assessment Preparation.

       

      Essay

      Assessment Content

       

      You will be required to write a 3-to-5 paragraph essay (approximately 350- 500 words) to express and support your opinion/argument on a given topic.

        

      Assessment Format

      • you can type the essay on the computer or write it by hand

      • time limit: 1 hour 15 min  (Includes planning, writing and proofreading) 

      • a dictionary will be provided

      •  

      Your essay you will be assessed on:

      1. how well you present and support ideas in a clear and organized way,

      2. how well you use appropriate vocabulary and sentence variety,

      3. how well you use standard spelling, punctuation, grammar and paragraphing.

      4.  

      Preparation and Review

       

      For more information, please go to the English Assessment Preparation page.

      Hospitality Math Assessment

      Assessment Content

        

      The assessment addresses the following areas: 

      • basic math (basic operations with integers, fractions, decimals, percentages, exponents and square roots, equations, etc.), 

      • metric and imperial systems and conversions, 

      • math concepts covered in the Hospitality Math course,  

      • word problems requiring application of some of the above. 

      Assessment format

      • multiple choice 

      • 35 questions 

      • time limit: 35 minutes 

      • use of calculators is not allowed 

       

        

      Preparation and Review

       

      For sample questions, please go to the Math Assessment Preparation page. 

      Science Assessment

      Assessment Content

       

      The Science Assessment covers basic concepts of human anatomical structure and physiological processes including, biochemistry at the macro and microscopic level. The Science Assessment addresses the following areas:

      • gross structures and functions of the various organ systems, tissues and cells within the body structure and functions of cellular organelles
      • nature and functions of various body secretions (e.g. enzymes, hormones, etc)
      • biochemical processes and regulatory systems within the body (e.g. digestion, respiration, metabolic processes, etc)
      • basic concepts of heredity and genetics (e.g. DNA, RNA, scientific terminology, etc)

       

      Assessment Format

      • multiple choice
      • 45 questions
      • time limit of 45 minutes

       

       


      Preparation and Review

      For more information, please refer to Science Assessment Preparation.