What Your Scores Mean

 

Multiple Measures Policy

 

Most students need to take a placement exam to determine course placement. Here at Bristol, there are alternate ways to demonstrate you are ready for college. Review the list below for potential exemption. 

 

 Exam/Measure 

 Score 

 Course Placement/Exemption 

 ACCUPLACER WRITEPLACER 

 0 – 4 

 5 – 8 

 ENG 090 

 ENG 101 

 ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION  

 READING 

 200-229 

 230-244 

 245-300 

 RDG 080 

 RDG 090 

 PASS 

 

 ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION QAS 

 

(Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Statistics) 

 

 200-261 

 262-300 

 268-300 

 Competency Not Met 

 Introductory Algebra Competency 

 Introductory & Intermediate Algebra Competency 

 

 ACCUPLACER NEXT GENERATION AAF 

(Advanced Algebra & Functions) 

 200-236 

 237-249 

 250-300 

 QAS test required

 MTH 172 or MTH 243

 MTH 214

 

 ACT English 

 18 

 Exempt from Accuplacer WritePlacer & Reading exams 

 ACT Math 

 22 

 Exempt from Accuplacer math exam 

 

 High School GPA (Grade Point Average) 

 Math Placement 

 

 2.7 GPA 

 Massachusetts 

 High school graduation within 3 years 

 Exempt from Accuplacer math exam 

 High School GPA (Grade Point Average) 

 English Placement 

 

 2.7 GPA 

 Massachusetts 

 High school graduation within 10 years 

 Exempt from Accuplacer WritePlacer & Reading exams 

 

 SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 

 500* 

 *prior to SAT Test date-03/2016: 

 READING-500 

 WRITING-600 

 Exempt from Accuplacer WritePlacer & Reading exams 

 

 

 SAT Math 

 

 540 

 

 Exempt from Accuplacer math exam* 

 *only for examinees who took the SAT after March 2016