Due to the challenges many students are facing with the coronavirus pandemic, for the Summer and Fall I 2020 terms, GMC is waiving placement placemnt testing requirements.
The ACCUPLACER Test is an adavptive, untimed online test that evaluates a student’s skills in three subject areas: reading, writing, and mathematics. ACCUPLACER is designed to help place students into specific courses at the appropriate academic level according to their individual needs and basic knowledge. GMC currently uses the following Next Generation Accuplacer tests for placement:
Next-Generation Reading assesses the test-taker’s ability to derive meaning from a range of texts and to determine the meaning of words and phrases in short and extended contexts. Passages on the test cover a range of content areas, writing modes, and complexities. Both single and paired passages are included. Four broad knowledge and skills categories are assessed:
Information and Ideas
Students taking WritePlacer are presented with a prompt and asked to write an essay of 300 to 600 words. A prompt consists of a short passage. Following the passage is an assignment that requires the student to focus on the issue addressed in the passage.
Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) assesses the following knowledge and skills:
Ratio and Proportional Relationships
Linear Applications and Graphs
How Do I Know If I Need to Take an ACCUPLACER test?
If a student has previously completed a college-level Math and English class receiving a grade of "C" or higher or has the required SAT or ACT scores, then they are not required to take the placement test. The methods of establishing a student's academic level are further outlined in the GMC Academic Catalog.
Georgia Military College strongly encourages students to prepare for testing prior to arrival for the placement test.
Resources for test preparation:
Any incoming student needing an accommodation based on a disability should make their request known prior to scheduling the examination by contacting the Manager of Disability Services at (478)-387-4902 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information, please visit the Office of Student Disability Services' Webpage.