The
preferred test for placement at Mineral Area College is the ACT
Exam,
which is
administered in September, October, December, February, April and
June of
each
year (click ACT link at
left for more details). However, MAC also
offers the
Accuplacer
examination for those
students unable to complete the
ACT prior to registration.
The
Accuplacer test is an untimed examination taken on computer in MAC’s
Assessment Center, as well as other satellite locations. You do not need
computer skills to take the test;
it is extremely userfriendly and is less
stressful than traditional
paper and pencil tests. The Accuplacer is designed
to measure current
skills in writing, reading and math; the results are used
to select
appropriate levels of the English and math courses you will take, as
well as whether the reading requirement prerequisites are satisfied for a
variety of MAC courses.
If
you are unsatisfied with the results of your test and would like
to retake
the Accuplacer,
you are welcome to take the test as many times as you wish
in
one or all of the three subject areas. However, we do suggest reviewing
study materials for the subject area you are retaking prior to rescheduling.
The fee for the Accuplacer is $15 for all three test subject areas, $10 for two test subject areas, or $5 for one test subject area. You should arrive at least ten minutes prior to the start of the test and bring a picture ID (REQUIRED) along with the testing fee, which can be paid by cash or check, or credit card
in our business office or if you schedule the test online. Please note if you use
the online scheduler, you are not required to pay via credit card at the time of
scheduling; you may bring in payment when you arrive for testing.
Click here to schedule your Accuplacer exam.
Mineral Area College Placement Scores: Spring 2017
ENGLISH: ACT AND Accuplacer
COURSE PLACEMENT 
ACT ENGLISH
SCORE 
Accuplacer Sentence Skills 
ENG 1330 English Composition I 
18+ 
92+ 
ENG 0970 Basic Writing II 
1317 
5691* 
ENG 0960 Basic Writing I 
012 
055 
(*  Students may have the option to take the Accuplacer Writeplacer if they obtain a Sentence Skills Test score of 6991. A score of 5+ on the Write Placer will place the student in Comp l.)
MATH: ACT SCORES
MAT1650 Calculus I 
NO ADVANCED PLACEMENT 
MAT1600 Calculus for Business 
27 
MAT1330 Trigonometry 
27 
MAT1230 College Algebra 
2226 
MAT1530 Foundations of Math (Ele.Ed) 
2226 
MAT1130 Intermediate Algebra 
1921 
TEC1900 Technical Math I 
1518 
MAT0950 Elementary Algebra 
1518 
MAT0920 PreAlgebra 
014 
MATH: Accuplacer SCORES

ELEM. ALGEBRA test 
COLLEGE LEVEL MATH test 
MAT1650 Calculus I 
NO ADV. PLACEMENT 
NO ADV. PLACEMENT 
MAT1330 Trigonometry 
Take College Level Math 
70+ 
MAT1230 College Algebra 
116+ 
5069 
MAT1530 Foundations of Math 
116+ 
5069 
MAT1130 Intermediate Algebra 
97115* 
NA 
TEC1900 Technical Math I 
3796 
NA 
MAT0950 Elementary Algebra 
3796 
NA 
MAT0920 PreAlgebra 
036 
NA 
(* Students who score 108115 on the Elementary Algebra test may take the
College Level Math Test to attempt placement in College Algebra, Foundations of Math or Trigonometry.)
READING: ACT AND Accuplacer
ACT Accuplacer
Reading Courses Not Required 
18+ 
85+ 
RDG 0900  College Reading & Study Skills 
1217 
3484 
RDG 0750  Basic Reading Skills 
011 
033 

NOTE: The previous placement test used by MAC was the COMPASS assessment
test. COMPASS was discontinued in November 2016, but any results from this
test prior to that date will be allowed for placement until December 31, 2018.
PREVIOUS Mineral Area College Placement Scores:
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2018
ENGLISH: ACT AND COMPASS
COURSE PLACEMENT 
ACT ENGLISH
SCORE 
COMPASS ENG/WRITING SCORE 
ENG 1330 English Composition I 
18+ 
70+ 
ENG 0970 Basic Writing II 
1317 
2769 
ENG 0960 Basic Writing I 
012 
026 
MATH: ACT SCORES
MAT1650 Calculus I 
28+ 
MAT1600 Calculus for Business 
27 
MAT1330 Trigonometry 
27 
MAT1230 College Algebra 
2226 
MAT1530 Foundations of Math (Ele.Ed) 
2226 
MAT1130 Intermediate Algebra 
1921 
TEC1900 Technical Math I 
1518 
MAT0950 Elementary Algebra 
1518 
MAT0920 PreAlgebra 
014 
MATH: COMPASS SCORES

ALG 
CALG 
TRIG 
MAT1650 Calculus I 
95100 
76100 
67100 
MAT1330 Trigonometry 
90 94 
7275 
6366 
MAT1230 College Algebra 
6689 
5371 
4662 
MAT1530 Foundations of Math 
6689 
5371 
4662 
MAT1130 Intermediate Algebra 
3865 
3152 
Use CALG 
TEC1900 Technical Math I 
2337 
2330 
Use CALG 
MAT0950 Elementary Algebra 
2337 
2330 
Use CALG 
MAT0920 PreAlgebra 
022 
022 
Use CALG 
READING: ACT AND COMPASS
ACT COMPASS
Reading Courses Not Required 
18+ 
81+ 
RDG 0900  College Reading & Study Skills 
1217 
5180 
RDG 0750  Basic Reading Skills 
011 
050 
MINERAL AREA COLLEGE DAILY 

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TO SCHEDULE THE ACCUPLACER AT AN OUTREACH CENTER:
Perryville Outreach Center: Call 5735474143
Fredericktown Outreach Center: Call 5737837932
or stop by either location to schedule testing time
For Accuplacer test preparation, please click the following link (registration required): Accuplacer Test Prep
If you would like to see sample
test questions, please click the following
link: Accuplacer
Sample Questions
If you would like to see a sample Writeplacer essay, please click the following
link: Accuplacer Writeplacer sample
For more practice regarding math problems, please click on the following links:
Free Math Help
Mathway
If
you still have questions regarding the Accuplacer test, please contact
Mike Easter,
Director of Assessment at 5735182188 or Tippi Seals,
Administrative Assistant at 5735182202.
