Accuplacer Rules

The use of personal calculators is prohibited during the Accuplacer.
••• calculators image by peter Hires Images from Fotolia.com

Many universities and community colleges across the United States use a standardized test called the Accuplacer. The United States College Board describes the Accuplacer as "a suite of tests that quickly, accurately and efficiently assess reading, writing, math and computer skills." As with most standardized tests, you must follow a specific set of guidelines when you take the Accuplacer. The rules vary from school to school, but typically the use of your own personal calculator, paper or cell phone is prohibited when taking the test.

Calculators

Personal calculators are not allowed during the Accuplacer because information can be stored and referenced to when completing the test. However, during the math portion of the test, a calculator is provided by the computer to assist you with completing selected problems.

Paper

Bringing paper from your own home to record information or answers prior to and about the test is considered cheating. Paper will typically be provided by the person who is administering the test.

Cell Phones

The United States College Board reports that "anyone who gives or receives help during the test, or uses notes, books, or calculators of any kind may not be allowed to continue the test." The admissions department at the University of Houston-Victoria clarifies this regulation and states that "cell phones and other electronic communication devices are not permitted in the testing room." The person administering the Accuplacer may ask you to turn off your cell phone or leave it outside the testing center.

Related Articles

Facts About Lie Detectors
What Is Precalculus?
How to Prepare for a Math Placement Test
How to Interpret a Student's T-Test Results
How to Convert ASVAB Scores
Facts About Lie Detectors
The Easy Way to Learn Pharmacy Math
The Difference Between Remediation & Intervention in...
How to Get Smarter in Math
How to Learn Precalculus Math for Free
How to Write Notes on a TI-84 Silver Edition Calculator
About the Basic Math Skills Test
How to Write Percentages in a Formal Paper
How to Set Up a Math Lab
How to Pass the GED Math Test
How to Do Exponents on the TI-30XIIS
How to Prepare For the SAT
What Types of Math Problems Are on the College Placement...
How Do I Determine My Audit Sample Size?

Dont Go!

We Have More Great Sciencing Articles!