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Placement Test Preparation Resources

Placement Test Preparation Tutoring

Should you still have questions about the content, after working through the materials, we welcome you to stop by the Learning Commons to meet with one of our tutors. No appointment is necessary.

For additional information about taking the placement test at PPCC, please contact the Testing Center.
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Do YOU need a placement test?

Not every student needs to take the placement test! Refer to the Testing Center website for more information. Don't panic...prepare!

We want to make sure you begin your experience at PPCC on the right track, by helping you place into the appropriate level English and mathematics courses.

Placement test preparation resources below are available to help you review material that you have learned in the past, but may have forgotten over time.

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  • Stay positive
  • Breathe!
  • Do not pay attention to others around you – focus on the test
  • Read all directions thoroughly
  • Read the whole question carefully, and pay attention to details
  • Eat a mint when you study and eat a mint during the test – your sense of smell is strongly tied to memory!
  • Review the material that you will be tested over

  • Think of answers on your own before reading the choices
  • Eliminate answers you know are not correct
  • Make an educated guess if there is no penalty
  • Consider each answer as an individual true-false question
  • Be wary of “all of the above” or “none of the above” options
  • Remember, you are often looking for the BEST answer, not simply the right answer

  • Not timed, so work at your own pace!
  • Double, triple, quadruple-check your work!
  • Use scrap paper
  • Know your arithmetic. You will not have a calculator available for this section!
  • Break up the subjects if you feel overwhelmed; math on one day, English on another
  • Familiarize yourself with the basic functions of a computer

Taking the Accuplacer?

EdReady English:

ENG1020 or ENG1021 - use goal key PPCC_10201

EdReady Math:

Bridge to 0300 - use goal key: PPCC_0300
Bridge to 1120 - use goal key: PPCC_1120
Bridge to 1140 - use goal key: PPCC_1140
Bridge to 1160 - use goal key: PPCC_1160
Bridge to 1260 - use goal key: PPCC_1260
Bridge to 1220 or 1230 - use goal key: PPCC_1220
Bridge to 1240 - use goal key: PPCC_1240
Bridge to 1340 - use goal key: PPCC_1340
Bridge to 1400 - use goal key: PPCC_1400
Bridge to 1420 or 1440 - use goal key: PPCC_1440

These review resources are not designed to replace actual classes or to teach new material. The Learning Commons does not help students place into or out of any PPCC course, but instead helps students review material in an effort to start their coursework at our college in classes that are appropriate to their background, knowledge, and skills.

Use the Accuplacer resources links below to help you prepare.
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