What Your Scores Mean


Your course registration for writing, reading and math are dependent on your placement test scores. Click here for the scoring ranges for each test and the corresponding courses. 

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 

 

 ACT English 

 18 

 Exempt from Accuplacer WritePlacer & Reading exams 

 ACT Math 

 22 

 Exempt from Accuplacer QAS exam 

 

 High School GPA (Grade Point Average) 

 Math Placement 

 

 2.7 GPA 

 Massachusetts 

 High school graduation within 3 years 

 Exempt from Accuplacer QAS 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 QAS exam* 

 *only for examinees who took the SAT after March 2016