If you're interested in applying to Gwinnett Technical College but need to update placement test scores, you're in luck! Both the Lawrenceville and Alpharetta-North Fulton campus Assessment Centers administer the ACCUPLACER test.
NEXT GENERATION ACCUPLACER is a placement test to help measure a student’s skills in reading, writing and math.
The tests are:
- Reading – 20 multiple-choice questions
The test measures your ability to derive meaning from a range of texts and to determine the meaning of words and phrases in short and extended contexts. Categories include Information & Ideas, Rhetoric, Synthesis and Vocabulary.
- Writing – 25 multiple-choice questions
The test measures your ability to revise and edit multi-paragraph text for effective expression of ideas and Standard English conventions such as punctuation
- Arithmetic – 20 multiple-choice questions
The test focuses on computation, order of operations, estimation, comparing values in different formats and recognizing equivalent values. 4-function calculator available for some questions.
- Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) – 20 multiple-choice questions
The test measures your ability to perform selected mathematical concepts focusing on computational fluency, applications and conceptual understanding. This includes Linear Applications & Graphs, Factoring, Functions, Polynomial Equations, Exponential & Logarithmic Equations and Trigonometry. 4-function and square root calculator available for some questions
Questions are computer-adaptive (a student’s response to each question drives the difficulty level of the next question). The score range is 200 – 300. Final scores are based on the number of questions answered correctly and the difficulty level of the questions answered correctly.
- Next Generation ACCUPLACER tests are all multiple-choice
- There is no time limit on the tests
- It can be taken all at once or in parts
- An on-screen calculator is available for selected questions
- A student is allowed one retest per section and must wait 14 days from the original test date. The retest fee is $25 per section.
Visit Next Generation ACCUPLACER for sample questions and explanations.
Location and Schedule:
- Lawrenceville Campus: Building 100, Room 528
5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043
- Alpharetta-North Fulton Campus: Building A, Room 117
2875 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA 30009
Tests are not timed but allow at least 2 ½ hours to complete the exam.
Current picture ID is required for admittance. Hand-held calculators are not permitted.
If you need to have your ACCUPLACER or COMPASS scores sent to another institution, please fill out the COMPASS/ACCUPLACER Score Request Form.
Students are highly encouraged to leave all valuables locked up in their car.
Retest Policy: One retake per section is allowed. To retest, you must wait 14 days from the time you took your first ACCUPLACER test. The cost for a retest is $25 per section. Once you begin the Learning Support track, you must complete the required developmental courses.
Please note: Students that are taking the ACCUPLACER exam for Admissions at Gwinnett Technical College must submit and pay the application fee before taking the test.