ACCUPLACER

ACCUPLACER is a computer-based placement tool that helps students and Support Specialists select appropriate classes. The ACCUPLACER Basic Skills Assessment measures reading, writing and math, and can be taken at the  TOCC Main Campus. 

ACCUPLACER

ACCUPLACER is a computer-based placement tool that helps students and Support Specialists select appropriate classes. The ACCUPLACER Basic Skills Assessment measures reading, writing and math, and can be taken at the  TOCC Main Campus. 

Staff Information

Gloria Benavidez

Support Specialist

gbenavidez@tocc.edu

PH: (520) 383-0047

 

Pauline Nasewytewa

pnasewytewa@tocc.edu

Apprenticeship Program/BCT Advisor

PH: 520-383-0013

 

Naomi Tom

ntom@tocc.edu

Academic Advisor

PH: 520-383-0036

ACCUPLACER

TOCC administers the ACCUPLACER Online Placement Testing

ACCUPLACER Online is owned by The College Board and is an Internet-based computer-adaptive placement testing providing fast, accurate determination of student skills and specific developmental needs.

Since 1999, ACCUPLACER has assisted in the assessment and accurate placement of eight million students into college-level or developmental courses.

Student interested in learning more about ACCUPLACER online testing click here.

Placement Assessments

What is the Basic Skills Assessment Test?

The Basic Skills Assessment is a test that measures a student’s reading, writing and math academic skill level. 

Who must take the Basic Skills Assessment Test?

Prior to registering for classes, the following students must take the assessment test in reading, writing and mathematics:

  • New students (first time attending college); or

  • Any student currently enrolled in high school; or

  • Any student under the age of 16; or

  • Any student enrolling in a General Education course for the first time.

  • Any student registering for the first time in a reading, writing, or mathematics course.

​How will the results be used?

Results help the student and Student Support Specialist select appropriate classes. The student can enroll in a class that he/she will feel comfortable in, but yet challenged to learn something new. 

Where do I take the Assessment Test?

The assessment is a computer based assessment and can be taken at TOCC Main Campus. A student must be enrolled in TOCC and show a photo ID before testing. 

Times

Appointments are not necessary, but encouraged. Please allow at least three hours to take the assessments. Call the Academic Advising office at TOCC for an appointment. 

Special Accommodations

Special Accommodations for qualified disabled students, such as extended time, large print, writing assistants and interpreters, are available, contact the Vice President of Student Services office at
(520) 383-8401. 

Preparation

To prepare students for the basic skills assessments, a student may wish to study and review a study booklet, available in the TOCC bookstore. 

Is there a charge for taking the Assessment?

The assessment is free of charge. 

Group Testing (non-computer based testing)

Request for group testing can be done at the various TOCC sites. There must be a minimum of five students for group testing. Please call the Student Support Specialist at (520) 383-8401 for scheduled assessment dates. 

AGEC Requirements

To register for General Education Curriculum (AGEC) classes, all students must meet one of the following reading requirements:

  • Test higher than IRW 090, Integrated Reading and Writing II on the TOCC assessments; or

  • Complete the IRW 090 with a grade of “C” or higher; or

  • Concurrently enroll in IRW 090 and General Education courses; or

  • Concurrently enroll in IRW 070 Integrated Reading and Writing I and one General Education course.

*AGEC classes are transfer courses that meet the program requirements at Arizona’s public universities (NAU, ASU, UOFA) or other community colleges.

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