Introduction to Reading Test
The Accuplacer Next Generation Reading test is a broad-spectrum, 20-question, computer-adaptive assessment of test takers’ developed ability to derive meaning from a range of prose texts and to determine the meaning of words and phrases in short and extended contexts.
Questions are multiple choice in format and are either discrete (standalone) or part of sets built around a common passage or passages. Four broad knowledge and skill categories are assessed: information and Ideas (reading closely, determining central ideas and themes, summarizing, understanding relationships), rhetoric (analyzing word choice rhetorically, analyzing text structure, analyzing point of view, analyzing purpose, analyzing arguments), synthesis (analyzing multiple texts), and vocabulary. Passages on the test cover a range of content areas, writing modes, and complexities.
Browse through the information below to enhance your knowledge of concepts covered in the Reading portion of the placement test. Be sure to read all information and watch the videos.