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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 user-friendly 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

13-17

56-91*

ENG 0960  Basic Writing  I

0-12

0-55

(* - Students may have the option to take the Accuplacer Writeplacer if they obtain a Sentence Skills Test score of 69-91. 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

22-26

MAT1530  Foundations of Math (Ele.Ed)

22-26

MAT1130  Intermediate Algebra

19-21

TEC1900  Technical Math I

15-18

MAT0950  Elementary Algebra

15-18

MAT0920  Pre-Algebra

0-14

                                      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+

50-69

MAT1530 Foundations of Math

116+

50-69

MAT1130 Intermediate Algebra

97-115*

NA

TEC1900 Technical Math I

37-96

NA

MAT0950 Elementary Algebra

37-96

NA

MAT0920 Pre-Algebra

0-36

NA

(*- Students who score 108-115 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

12-17

34-84

RDG 0750 - Basic Reading Skills 

0-11

0-33

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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

13-17

27-69

ENG 0960  Basic Writing  I

0-12

0-26

                                      MATH:  ACT SCORES

MAT1650  Calculus I

28+

MAT1600  Calculus for Business
27

MAT1330  Trigonometry

27

MAT1230   College Algebra

22-26

MAT1530   Foundations of Math (Ele.Ed)

22-26

MAT1130   Intermediate Algebra

19-21

TEC1900    Technical Math I

15-18

MAT0950   Elementary Algebra

15-18

MAT0920   Pre-Algebra

0-14

                                   MATH:  COMPASS SCORES

 
ALG
CALG
TRIG

MAT1650 Calculus I

95-100

76-100

67-100

MAT1330 Trigonometry

90- 94

72-75

63-66

MAT1230 College Algebra

66-89

53-71

46-62

MAT1530 Foundations of Math

66-89

53-71

46-62

MAT1130 Intermediate Algebra

38-65

31-52

Use CALG

TEC1900 Technical Math I

23-37

23-30

Use CALG

MAT0950 Elementary Algebra

23-37

23-30

Use CALG

MAT0920 Pre-Algebra

0-22

0-22

Use CALG

 

READING:  ACT AND COMPASS

                                                      ACT                                    COMPASS

Reading Courses Not Required

18+

81+

RDG 0900 - College Reading & Study Skills

12-17

51-80

RDG 0750 - Basic Reading Skills 

0-11

0-50

 

 

 

MINERAL AREA COLLEGE DAILY
  ACCUPLACER  
TESTING
 
SCHEDULE
    PARK HILLS   CAMPUS        
Monday   Tuesday   Wednesday   Thursday   Friday
8:30 A.M.   8:30 A.M.   8:30 A.M.   8:30 A.M.   8:30 A.M.
12:30 P.M.       12:30 P.M.       12:30 P.M.

 

PERRYVILLE CAMPUS ACCUPLACER TESTING SCHEDULE

 

Call 573-547-4143 or come to office 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 573-518-2188
or Tippi Seals,

Administrative Assistant at 573-518-2202.