Home - Admissions & Financial Aid - Testing Services - College Placement Test College Placement Tests Accuplacer Test The Accuplacer Next-Generation test is a computerized assessment that will evaluate your skills in Reading, Writing, and Math. Your Academic Advisor will use your test results combined with information about your academic background, goals, and interests, to help you choose courses that match your skill level and give you the best opportunity for success. There is no charge to take the test unless a student is sending scores to another college. The Accuplacer Next-Generation test is for students who meet ALL of the following criteria: In High School but have not taken the ACT/SAT or have been out of high school for the 3 years are more Have a High School Equivalency Certificate (GED, HiSET, TASC, etc.) Have never taken college level English or Math classes Seeking a degree or plan to take an English or Math course If you are transferring credits from another college and have completed Math and English courses, please make an appointment with your L&C Enrollment Advisor to determine if you need to take placement testing. Dual credit students will be given instructions at their high school. Before the Test Have an official copy of your high school transcript (mailed by a school official) and/or previous college transcript sent to: Lewis and Clark Community College Enrollment Center, Baldwin 1450 5800 Godfrey Rd. Godfrey, IL 62035 Schedule an Appointment Our Assessment Center offers testing services at four locations. Please visit our Locations and Hours page to find a site that best suits your needs. If you are a high school student taking the test for dual credit, please identify yourself as such when registering for any test date. If you require test accommodations due to a documented disability, please contact the Godfrey Campus Assessment Center for more information. On Test Day Your test will be in the Assessment Center in the lower level of Haskell Hall, located near the Enrollment Center (campus map). Upon arrival, pick up a visitor’s parking pass at the security office, located near the North Entrance to campus (at the traffic light). Park in any lot labeled with a red VP on the campus map. Arrive for your testing appointment early; testing will start promptly on time. You Must have a Valid Photo ID in order to test. If you are also attending New Student Orientation the same day, verify your orientation appointment when your test is complete. Total time for testing and orientation is approximately 6 hours, so please plan accordingly. Test Preparation The following links contain practice questions. Reading Comprehension Writing Math (Arithmetic, Quantitative Reasoning/Algebra/Statistics, Advanced Algebra and Functions) You can also use the Accuplacer Study App to take sample tests or “learn as you go!” With the “learn as you go” feature, you will receive feedback and explanations on incorrect answers. The sample tests resemble the test-taking experience (be sure to select “Next-Generation Practice Tests”). This app only requires an email address to sign up, and is a great way to prepare for your College Placement Test! Test Taking Tips Be prepared to take the test by practicing the sample questions or utilizing the Accuplacer Study App. Relax, but give the test your best effort. Get plenty of rest and eat properly prior to the test. Arrive a few minutes early in order to find the testing area, bathrooms, and gather your thoughts before the test begins. Pay careful attention to directions, and be sure you understand before you begin each test. Because this test is adaptive, you must answer every question. If you do not know the answer to a question, try to eliminate one or more of the choices. Remember to bring a valid photo ID. ALEKS PPL Assessment An ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning (ALEKS PPL) Assessment is required for all students interested in the U of I Engineering Pathways Program in order to determine readiness for mathematics courses. ALEKS PPL is a web-based program that uses artificial intelligence to map a student’s strengths and weaknesses. The Placement Assessment is 30 questions or less and generally takes 60-90 minutes to complete. After the Placement Assessment, an individualized Prep and Learning Module is available for students to refresh their knowledge on forgotten topics. Students then have the opportunity to reassess and improve their placement. ALEKS PPL consists of three parts: An Initial Unproctored Placement Assessment. This initial assessment is only for student review and will not be used for placement. The Prep and Learning Module, an individualized, self-paced online review Access to 2 additional Proctored Placement Assessments Each student is encouraged to spend time in the Prep and Learning Module, even if the desired score is achieved because time spent in ALEKS will ultimately lead to better preparation and improved grades. *Students must wait 48 hours between placement assessments and are required to spend five hours working in their ALEKS Prep and Learning Module between proctored re-assessments. Before the Test You must first apply to Lewis & Clark Community College at www.lc.edu/applying. Then follow these steps to set up an account and take your first unproctored placement assessment Call the Haskell Assessment Center at (618)468-5240 to request your 10-character course code for your placement cohort. Once you have this information, you will need to visit www.aleks.com and select SIGN UP NOW! After entering a valid course code, you will need to verify the placement cohort information. Next, you will arrive at the Account Status Page which asks if you have ever used ALEKS before. If you have never used ALEKS before, the program will then prompt you to enter your personal information. *You must enter your seven digit L&C student ID number in this section. If you are unsure of what this is, please call the Haskell Assessment Center at (618)468-5240. After you are logged into ALEKS, you will be taken through to the ALEKS Placement, Preparation and Learning First Time Use Experience where you are introduced to ALEKS, given a study survey, and shown the tools tutorial. Once this is completed, you are then directed to begin your Unproctored Placement Assessment. Schedule an Appointment Once you have completed your unproctored placement assessment and feel adequately prepared, please call the Haskell Assessment Center at (618)468-5240 to set up your proctored placement assessment. On Test Day Your test will be in the Assessment Center in the lower level of Haskell Hall, located near the Enrollment Center (campus map). Upon arrival, pick up a visitor’s parking pass at the security office, located near the North Entrance to campus (at the traffic light). Park in any lot labeled with a red VP on the campus map. Arrive for your testing appointment early; testing will start promptly on time. You Must have your ALEKS PPL username and password and a Valid Photo ID in order to test. Test Taking Tips It is likely that you will be asked questions on material you have not yet learned. On such questions it is appropriate to answer, I don't know. On any question that you have familiarity with, however, it is important to do your best. I don't know is interpreted by ALEKS to mean that you do not know how to solve the topic, and this will be reflected in the Placement Assessment results. There is no penalty for incorrectly answering a question on the Placement Assessment, it only helps ALEKS understand what you know and don’t know. You will have 48 hours to complete your unproctored assessment and 3 hours to complete your proctored placement assessment. You will have six months of access to your Prep and Learning module. Access to the prep course will not begin until you select start on the top of your screen. DO NOT select the Prep and Learning Module until you are ready to start working. Placement Results Your placement result (overall score) is a number between 0 and 100. It represents the percentage of topics ALEKS has identified you have mastered. Course placement is determined as follows: ALEKS Score Place Into 0-13 Math 111 (Pre-Algebra) 14-29 Math 112 (Elementary Algebra), 118 (Mathematical Literacy) 30-45 Math 116 (Intermediate Algebra) 46-60 Math 131 (College Algebra), 137 (Elementary Math Modeling), 142 (Math for Elementary Teachers I), 145 (General Education Statistics) 61-75 Math 132 (Trigonometry), 134 (Pre-Calculus), 165 (Calculus for Business and Social Science), 235 (Statistics) 76-100 Math 171 (Calculus I) You will receive your score immediately upon completion of your Placement Assessment. Your placement result is valid for up to 12 months.