Preparation for Test

Several resources are available to assist students in preparing for Normandale placement testing:

1. Visit the Accuplacer College Board website for "Free Sample Questions" and a "Free Accuplacer Practice App" for the CLASSIC version of the Accuplacer tests.
Accuplacer provides free practice questions as well as a web-based study app that features practice tests in each test subject. The web-based study app works on most devices with internet access.  It will help you become familiar with the content and format of the ACCUPLACER test questions.
• “Learn as you go” tests provide you with an explanation of the correct or incorrect responses
• Sample tests are similar to the real thing, so you’ll know ahead of time what your experience will be like on test day
• You can save your work at any time, and come back when it’s convenient for you
• You can review your score history to see what you’re already doing well and what skills you should focus on improving
• Go to the link above  for the sample questions or to access the web-based app  - select Classic Practice tests or ESL Practice Tests

2. Other helpful websites include:

3. Websites for mathematics review include:

Note: Research suggests that students who have not recently completed a mathematics course may not perform well on the math placement test. Therefore, students who have not recently taken a mathematics course are strongly encouraged to complete math review materials or courses before they take the placement test.