Gadsden State’s Testing Services provides proctored testing for the ACT, ASE and WorkKeys as well as placement testing for prospective and current students. Test Center locations are in the One Stop Center on the East Broad Street Campus (256-549-8497) and Room 107 of the Administration Building on the Ayers Campus (256-832-1241).
The Accuplacer test evaluates the math, reading and writing skills of test-takers. It determines if college students have the skills and knowledge needed to start taking college-level courses. Test scores are not accessed as pass/fail but rather as indicators to help place each individual student in courses at a level appropriate for the student’s current knowledge and abilities.
Students should apply to Gadsden State and complete requirements prior to taking the Accuplacer. Students should not register for a placement test before . Some students may not be required to take the Accuplacer. High school and/or college transcripts as well as majors must be reviewed to determine if placement testing is required. Students must have the A-number (student number) to be able to test.
Preparing for the Accuplacer placement test often results in better scores. The test includes multiple-choice questions in math and an essay section to asses writing skills. Click here for test preparation and practices tests.
Click here to schedule a placement test.