ACCUPLACER Next Generation
Accuplacer is a computerized test that assesses reading, writing, math, and computer skills. The results of the assessment, in conjunction with a student’s academic background, goals, and interests, are used by academic advisors and counselors to place students in college courses that match their skill levels. CollegeBoard, the makers of Accuplacer, switched to the Next Generation Accuplacer during the 2018-19 school year. State policy indicates that Accuplacer test results are viable for three years.
In Denver Public Schools, the ACCUPLACER assessment serves a dual purpose, as a passing score allows students to demonstrate competency for graduation and enroll in concurrent/dual enrollment courses. ACCUPLACER data specifically supports strategic placement into college-level courses and serves as one measure of progress monitoring toward high school graduation requirements for select cohorts of students.
Below are Accuplacer resources and the Accuplacer Voucher Request process:
- STEP 1 - Request vouchers by completing the ACCUPLACER Voucher Request form.
- STEP 2 - Use the DPS ACCUPLACER Readiness Report in Illuminate to identify who to assess. Note - you can download this report to an excel file and use it for STEP 3 below to generate your vouchers.
- STEP 3 - Generate vouchers in www.accuplacer.com using this Click Path - Generate Vouchers for testing or by watching this VIDEO - Generate and Manage Vouchers.
- STEP 4 - Train staff as proctors and follow this Click Path - Administering ACCUPLACER using Vouchers (Script).
Please email email@example.com with Accuplacer questions.
Accuplacer allows testing accommodations for students with IEP and 504 plans. Information about Text-to-Speech and Screenreader can be found here. For additional information about accommodations on College Board exams (Accuplacer, CLEP, SAT/PSAT), click here.
Please consult with your school's special education team to ensure your student receives the level of support he or she needs for testing. Schools can email firstname.lastname@example.org for questions and support.