START Study & Practice

To improve your chances of doing well on the START placement test, go to the review sites below to look at English and math questions & take the Practice Test:

START Study Guides

Official ACCUPLACER Study Guide for the START test
http://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/students
Note: The WritePlacer writing sample is not part of the placement testing sequence at AHC.

Math review

Math Review
Three mathematics categories that match the Accuplacer Placement Test Categories

Math.com
The world of Math online

Khan Academy 
Provides 100 self-paced math exercises.

START Practice Test

http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/accuplacer/accuplacer-sample-questions-for-students.pdf

Retest Policy

All students may retake the START test once under the following conditions:

  1. At least four weeks have passed since the first test (to allow for extra study and preparation),  AND
  2. The original test scores are within 5 points of reaching the next placement level of math, English, and/or ESL .
  3. Students may file an appeal in the counseling office with the Dean, Counseling and Matriculation.

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Preparing for
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Last Modified Nov 21, 2014