Placement Testing

The Old Capital Building on GMC's Milledgeville campus

 

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:

  • Reading
    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
    Rhetoric
    Synthesis
    Vocabulary

  • WritePlacer
    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.
  • Mathematics
    Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) assesses the following knowledge and skills:

    Rational numbers
    Ratio and Proportional Relationships
    Exponents
    Algebraic Expressions
    Linear Equations
    Linear Applications and Graphs
    Probability Sets
    Descriptive Statistics
    Geometry Concepts

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:

Testing Taking Tips

Free Web-based Study App

Next Generation Sample Reading Questions

WritePlacer Guide with Sample Essays

Next Generation Quantative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) Sample Questions

 

Additional Information

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 cwells@gmc.edu.

For additional information, please visit the Office of Student Disability Services' Webpage.