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
At Allan Hancock College, we use the College Board Accuplacer test for placement into
English and math. The acronym 'START' is really the Accuplacer test!
Official Mobile and Web-based Study App:
Free Sample Questions
Note: The WritePlacer writing sample is not part of the placement testing sequence
Three mathematics categories that match the Accuplacer Placement Test Categories
The world of Math online
Provides 100 self-paced math exercises.
START Practice Test
All students may retake the START test once under the following conditions:
- At least four weeks have passed since the first test (to allow for extra study and
- The original test scores are within 5 points of reaching the next placement level
of math, English, and/or ESL .
- Students may file an appeal in the counseling office with the Dean, Counseling and
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the start test
This five minute video creatively illustrates how to best prepare for and get the
most out of your START testing experience.
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