Placement Test Sample Questions

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ACCUPLACER - Next Generation

ACCUPLACER-Next Generation is the official placement test approved for all Maricopa Community Colleges. Please take time to review the following sample materials for WritePlacer (Classic), Reading Comprehension, and Math:

(Please note: The ACCUPLACER-Next Generation sample questions sheet has a Sentence Skills section. You will not be tested on Sentence Skills on the ACCUPLACER-Next Generation.)


The Combined English Language Skills Assessment (CELSA) is a test used for course placement into 'English as a Second Language' classes.

Official Course Placement Chart

The Official Course Placement Chart is used to determine what classes a student can register for and what the Placement Test and Retest Policy is for Maricopa Community College District. Other placement charts are also available.

Maricopa Community Colleges have updated policies for placement into English, Reading and Math. High school GPA for students who attended high school within the past 10 years will now be taken into consideration for placement. You may be eligible to take a higher-level class than you could previously. Please talk with an academic advisor for more details.