Placement Tests

A placement test helps you determine the right courses to start with in Reading, English and Math.

Center staff administer a computerized placement test called Accuplacer (CPT) for prospective and current students. Accuplacer tests are given at the Center on the following days:

  • Thursday evenings at 5:00 pm

  • Friday mornings at 9:30 am

Please note the following information regarding the CPT:

  • No calculators are allowed.
  • This is not a timed test. (Normally 90 minutes is required.)
  • Bring a photo ID to the center on test day.

Please call the Center at 667-3897 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Practice Test Links

The Accuplacer is composed of five subtests: Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, WritePlacer, Arithmetic, and Elementary Algebra.

Eastern Maine Community College applicants are required to take the Writeplacer, Arithmetic, and Elementary Algebra subtests.

University of Maine at Augusta applicants are required to take the Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, Arithmetic, and Elementary Algebra subtests.

See an Accuplacer sample test here.  Like using Apps, get the Accuplacer App here is free!

See Study Guides for Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, and Math here, and for Writeplacer here.

Have test taking anxiety? Here are two links to an article and a guide developed for Praxis test takers about reducing test anxiety.

1. Test Anxiety Article

2. Praxis Series: Reducing Test Anxiety