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ACCUPLACER Information

Questions about Testing Contact:

Timothy Moore
Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College
Coordinator Student Success Center                                                                                 
phone: (304)205-6670
e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About the Test
The purpose of the placement test is to assist us in determining your best course placement. The placement test measures entry-level skills in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics. This is test is not an admissions test that can be passed or failed; it is simply a tool used to determine how to best help prepare you for college level math and English classes. 

Who needs to take the ACCUPLACER Placement Test?
If you are a new student seeking a degree and you have not completed more than 30 hours of college coursework or you do not have current admissions test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.), you must take the ACCUPLACER Placement Test. The test MUST be taken prior to registering for classes.

KVCTC has sample tests available to help you prepare. Click here to view them. 

KVCTC also has an Adult Education Learning Center, which offers academic assistance and test preparation services for free. Click here for the AELC flyer, which highlights the services available.


You can take the following steps to access sample ACCUPLACER questions or download this accuplacer study guide:

1.  Go to
2.  Click Information for Students
3.  Click Sample Questions
4.  Scroll down and read/study the following sections:

a.  Sentence Skills
b.  Reading Comprehension 
c.  Arithmetic
d.  Elementary Algebra

Once you have scheduled to take the ACCUPLACER, keep the following in mind:

Taking the ACCUPLACER will provide you with useful information about your academic skills in math, English, and reading.  Test results will be used by your academic advisor to determine your course selection.  In other words, this test will increase your likelihood of success in English and math by placing you in the English and math courses that are recommended based on your level of performance as measured by the ACCUPLACER.

You cannot “pass” or “fail” this placement test, but it is very important that you do your very best on each subtest so that you will have an accurate measure of your academic skills.

Phone: (304) 205.6700
Online: Apply Now!
2001 Union Carbide Drive
S. Charleston, WV 25303

Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and does not discriminate against any person because of race, gender, age,color, religion, disability, national or ethnic origin. For more information: Michelle Bissell, Title IX Coordinator (304) 205-6600.