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ACCUPLACER (CPT and CLM)

ACCUPLACER (CPT and CLM)

The ACCUPLACER (Classic) is used for several purposes at Broward College. All sections of the ACCUPLACER (CPT & CLM) are untimed. The scaled score range for the subject tests is 20-120.  All sections of the ACCUPLACER (Classic) are adaptive. This means that the questions are chosen for you on the basis of your answers to previous questions. This technique selects just the right questions for your ability level. Because the test works this way, you must answer every question in the order it is given. You can change your answer to a particular question before moving on to the next question, but you cannot leave a question out or come back to it later to change your answer. If you do not know the answer to a question, try to eliminate one or more of the choices. Then pick from the remaining choices. ACCUPLACER test scores expire after 2 years if a student has never registered for the appropriate class corresponding to the specific subtest. Students must retest* on the ACCUPLACER. 
*There is a fee for all retest attempts.

  • The ACCUPLACER (CLM) is used at Broward College for higher level math course placement.
  • The ACCUPLACER (CPT) is a state approved common placement test used in place of the PERT test on a case by case basis. Although, the PERT is still the College's primary placement test. 
The ACCUPLACER (CLM) consists of 1 test section; College Level Math. The average completion time is 1 1/2 hours. Students must score high enough on the PERT, CPT, ACT, or SAT to be eligible to take the CLM. See the Common Placement Test Table for specific score ranges. 
  • College Level Math consists of 20 questions and includes the following content areas; Algebraic Operations, Solutions of Equations and Inequalities, Coordinate Geometry, Applications and Other Algebra Topics, Functions, and Trigonometry. 
The ACCUPLACER (CPT) consists of 3 test sections; Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, and Elementary Algebra. The average completion time is 2 hours. ACCUPLACER (CPT) is only given on an approved basis. Students may not walk into a Testing Center and elect to take it. It is used primarily for students testing outside of Florida. Students testing for another institution may take the ACCUPLACER (CPT) with the approval of their home institution.  
  • Reading Comprehension consists of 20 questions and includes the following content areas; Identifying Main Ideas, Direct Statements and Secondary or Supporting Ideas, Inferences, and Applications. 
  • Sentence Skills consists of 20 questions and includes the following content areas; Recognizing Complete Sentences, 
    Coordination and Subordination, and Clear Sentence Logic. 
  • Elementary Algebra consists of 12 questions and includes the following content areas; Integers and Rational Numbers, 
    Algebraic Expressions, and Equations, Inequalities, and Word Problems. 


 Test Fees

 Retesting Policy

​Test sections covered by this policy:
  • College Level Math
  • Reading Comprehension*
  • Sentence Skills*
  • Elementary Algebra*
Students can retest an unlimited number of time. Students must wait a minimum of 24 hours before retesting on any section of the ACCUPLACER (CPT and CLM). (This applies to postsecondary (CPT and CLM) and dual enrollment students (CLM Only). College Academy students can only test once per admission period (CLM Only).) Remediation prior to each retest attempt is strongly encouraged. Visit your campus ASC or use the ACCUPLACER test preparation section below for remediation information. There is a $15 retest fee for each retest attempt which must be paid prior to testing. 
 
Secondary school students testing for Broward College:
  • Dual Enrollment purposes must provide a completed and signed testing referral form* from their high school guidance office prior to each test attempt.
    • *Home Schooled will get a testing referral form from the Campus Admissions Department.
  • College Academy purposes may only test once per admission period. Retesting is not allowed. 
Per state rule 6A-10.0315, ACCUPLACER test scores are valid for two (2) years. Retesting is required after scores expire.

*ACCUPLACER (CPT) sections are only administered on an approved basis primarily for students needing to take the PERT outside of Florida. See the Remote Testing section below for more details. 

 CLM Only Testing Times

​Testing times differ from center opening and closing times.

Student Testing Times:  Students must be seated in the Testing Center no earlier/later than the time reflected below if they are taking ACCUPLACER (CLM) subtest!

Central Campus
​M,T,W,R

F

S
8:15am - 6:00pm
8:15am - 2:00pm
9:15pm - 1:30pm
North Campus
​M,T,W,R

F
​8:15am - 5:00pm
8:15am - 2:00pm
South Campus
​M,T,W,R

F
​8:15am - 5:00pm
8:15am - 2:00pm
Miramar West Center
​M,W

T,R,F

​8:15am - 5:00pm
8:15am - 2:00pm
Willis Holcombe Center
​M

T

W

R

F
​8:45am - 12:15pm
1:45pm - 3:45pm
*1:45pm - 1:45pm
8:45am - 10:45am
8:15am - 12:45pm
M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, R=Thursday, F=Friday, and S=Saturday
*Only one testing time slot is available at WHC.

 Test Preparation




 Remote Testing

Students needing to take the ACCUPLACER (CLM) who live outside of the South Florida area or needing to take the PERT* and live outside of Florida have the option to request remote placement testing accommodations. Students must follow these steps:
  • Students must have a BC ID # prior to making the requesting.
  • All requests must be approved by the Institutional Test Administrator (ITA) (mwebb@broward.edu) or designee prior to taking the test.
  • Requests must be received at least 10 business days prior to the preferred test date.
  • Student must locate a proctor in your geographic area at a postsecondary test center or for those serving in the military or foreign services, a military /government educational facility.
  • Students are responsible for all remote related proctoring fees as well as any BC testing fees.
remote testing options

*The PERT test can only be administered to students testing in a designated testing center within Florida. Students outside of Florida will be tested on the ACCUPLACER (CPT). 

 Accommodations

Accessibility Resources

Instructions for requesting testing accommodations:
  1. Student presents documentation to Accessibility Resources department.
  2. Accessibility Resources department intakes documentation.
  3. Accommodations are determined.
  4. Accessibility Resources department informs Testing Center about candidate's accommodations.
  5. Candidate contacts Testing Center to schedule the test with accommodations.
  6. Testing Center plans for accommodated testing needs.
  7. Candidate tests.



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