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ACCUPLACER is a web-based program that assesses a student’s proficiency in English (Writing) and Reading. The exams are untimed and are computer-adaptive. This means that future questions will vary because they are based on previous responses. The Writing exam consists of 25 multiple choice questions. The Reading exam consists of 20 multiple choice questions. Study guides are available for both exams.

There are two versions of these exams: classic and next-generation. UCO administers the next-generation version of the ACCUPLACER.

English (Writing)

This test evaluates a test-taker’s ability to revise and edit multi-paragraph text:

  • Development of ideas
  • Organization of ideas
  • Effective language use
  • Sentence structure
  • Usage of standard English conventions
  • Punctuation


This test assesses the test-taker’s ability to derive meaning from a range of texts and to determine the meaning of words and phrases in short and extended contexts. Passages on the test cover a range of content areas, writing modes, and complexities. Both single and paired passages are included. Four broad knowledge and skills categories are assessed:

  • Information and ideas
  • Rhetoric
  • Synthesis
  • Vocabulary

Testing Accommodations:

The University of Central Oklahoma complies with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students with disabilities who need testing accommodations must make their request by contacting Disability Support Services (DSS), 405-974-2516. DSS is located in the Nigh University Center, Room 309.

Once accommodations have been approved, you must contact Testing Services to make arrangements for testing. Do not attempt to access study materials for ALEKS or register until you have spoken with Testing Services.


First attempt: Click on the "Register" button and select “Placement Exams” from the “Choose a group” menu. Select "Placement Exams" from the “Choose an exam” menu. Follow the prompts to complete registration.

Second or third attempt: Click on the "Register" button and select “Placement Exams” from the “Choose a group” menu. Select “RETEST ACCUPLACER” from the “Choose an exam” menu. After submitting payment, please CALL 405-974-2388 to schedule an appointment.