Georgia State University Testing Centers offer individual proctoring services for non-Georgia State Students engaged in distance learning, or for other assessments and certifications on an appointment basis. Both paper-based and computer-based exams can be proctored.
The Testing Center staff must have access to all test materials, physically or electronically, before being able to proctor the exam. It is therefore suggested that students reach out to the campus they wish to test at before they make their appointment, to discuss availability and requirements for the exam.
Georgia State University online students are not proctored through the Testing Center.
Atlanta Campus online students should schedule exams through the Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Online Education (CETLOE) proctored lab for online exams.
Information for proctoring for Perimeter College online students comes from the Perimeter College departments and instructors.
The Testing Centers can provide the ACCUPLACER for non-GSU students or for other organizations or institutions. This falls under the Proctored Exam category and goes by the Individually Proctored Exam Fee and includes testing for Police Officer Training and Standards (POST) or the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG). Appointments are through our registration system.
About the Tests
ACCUPLACER exams will cover a series of topics. They are computer adaptive exams, so they will start with a general mid-difficulty question pulled randomly from the subject areas, or topics, that the exam covers. Questions will then become harder or easier depending on the answers to the previous question.
- Currently the exams used for POST testing are ACCUPLACER Next Generation Reading, ACCUPLACER Next Generation Arithmetic, and ACCUPLACER Next Generation Writing.
- The TCSG uses these same exams and the ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics exams depending on the major and program level.
ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Writing includes these topics:
The Writing test evaluates a test taker’s ability to revise and edit multiparagraph text. Questions cover two broad knowledge and skills categories, each containing three subcategories:
- The Expression of Ideas category covers development, organization, and effective language use.
- The Standard English Conventions category covers sentence structure, usage, and punctuation.
ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Arithmetic includes these topics:
- Order of operations
- Estimation and rounding
- Comparing and ordering values in different formats
- Recognizing equivalent values across formats.
- Whole Number Operations
- Fraction Operations
- Decimal Operations
- Number Comparisons and Equivalents
ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning includes these topics:
- Rational numbers
- Ratio and Proportional Relationships
- Algebraic Expressions
- Linear Equations
- Linear Applications and Graphs
- Probability Sets
- Descriptive Statistics
- Geometry Concepts
The ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Reading includes these topics:
- Information and Ideas
If you are testing for another institution, please let us know which ACCUPLACER exams your institution will require you to take.
View ACCUPLACER Preparation Resources
The links below are to sites that may help students with studying for the ACCUPLACER exam. These are provided as a courtesy to test takers. Many of these sites do not belong to Georgia State University, therefore Georgia State University is not responsible for their content.
The Testing Centers do not assist with preparation for any exam.
Preparation links are organized by the following category types:
ACCUPLACER resources from the College Board
ACCUPLACER Practice Questions and WritePlacer sample essays.
The College Board’s Web Based ACCUPLACER study app
University of Pittsburgh grammar review
Capital Community College Foundation Guide to Grammar and Writing
Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)
English Plus Grammar Slammer
Major Tests SAT Grammar
Reading and Writing
CENGAGE online writing and reading resources