Preparing for Your Placement Tests

Accuplacer Study Application
Download the Official Accuplacer Study App from the iTunes Store.

Whether you have been out of high school for 20 years or 20 days, everyone can benefit from a little review before completing their placement tests. 
It is important for you to spend some time familiarizing yourself with the sample questions and reviewing the concepts covered on your Accuplacer placement tests.  A little review now may help you place higher in the course sequences for Math and English or ESL, which will save you time and money in the long run.

Sample Test Questions

Take a look at this document.  It has sample questions for our English, Math, and ESL tests.

  • English: test is comprised of both Sentence Skills and Reading Comprehension.
    • Sentence Skills
    • Reading Comprehension
    • WritePlacer (optional essay for those who test high enough on Sentence Skills and Reading Comprehension who wish to try to qualify for ENGL 1AH)
  • Math: students will complete one of the following tests.
    • Arithmetic
    • Elementary Algebra
    • College Level Math
  • ESL: test is comprised of all of the sections listed below, as well as an essay.
    • ESL Reading
    • ESL Sentence Meaning
    • ESL Language Use
Reviewing Concepts on Your Placement Test

EdReady for Math Placement
Before taking your Math test, it is highly recommended that you complete a review of math concepts. Foothill has partnered with EdReady on this prep tool, which will create a specific and individualized study plan for you based on your math abilities to best prepare you for the math placement test.  This is a free option-it only costs you some time, which may save you time and money in the long run.

Do You Have an IPhone?
If you have an Iphone, you can download a study app created by Accuplacer.   Accuplacer is the company who designed our placement tests.  At a cost of $2.99, this app will help you prepare for your Math and English or ESL tests.

General Review
Another great review option is Khan Academy. Khan Academy is a free online resource that provides general review on a variety of topics, including those covered on all of our placement tests.

Next Steps

Once you feel fully prepared for your test, schedule an appointment.

Schedule an Appointment  Test is approximately 1 hour in length.

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