In the Undergraduate Bachelor’s Pathway program students are required to take an assessment called ACCUPLACER. ACCUPLACER is a computer adaptive test used to assess skills in reading, English and mathematics. The test scores are available immediately. You will be required to take this assessment before taking a reading, English or mathematics class.
New students are required to take this assessment AGAIN (after taking General Education course work) when applying into the teacher preparation program. The teacher preparation program passing score requirements are higher than for General Education course work. However, if students meet the higher passing scores the first time, during General Education course work, and within 3 years of application, they do not need to re-take that content area prior to entrance into the teacher preparation program. The exam is administered to determine if students need additional support in the areas of English, Reading, Math and Writing.
Note: Students with low scores need to meet with a member of student services or counseling to establish a success plan that will help enhance their knowledge in the area(s) identified through testing. Included in the plan will be tutorials/tests/courses for the students to complete. Once the plan has been finished, the student can retake the test to improve the original score(s). The ACCUPLACER is intended to determine if students need additional support with basic skills. Meeting the specified test score range is a requirement and must be accomplished prior to submitting a formal application to the program.