Motlow now offers college placement exam remotely

The ACCUPLACER assessment helps gauge a student’s readiness for college-level work. Students may now take it remotely through Motlow State. {Photo Provided}

MOORE COUNTY — Planning on attending Motlow State in the fall? Then you’ll need to take the ACCUPLACER assessment test prior to enrolling. And now, Motlow makes it easier than every with remote testing.

The test measures a student’s readiness for college-level work. Students enrolling for the fall 2020 semester who need to take the test should sign up as soon as possible.

Before taking the test, students should have a completed admission application, official high school and/or college transcripts, and, if applicable, official test scores on file in Motlow’s admissions office. Accommodations are available for students who require other than standard conditions for taking the test.

Incoming first-year students can take the placement assessment from the convenience of their home or another internet source. The results of the placement assessment help advisors match student goals and academic readiness with the right course plan. The assessment provides a benchmark for reading, writing, and math class decision-making. New students taking the ACCUPLACER are reminded that placement assessment is about getting placed into the right classes. The assessment can help you avoid courses you don’t need and help you focus on classes that will help you succeed.

“Achievement testing is used to get into college. Placement testing is more focused on getting students into the right classes,” said Belinda Champion, Director of Disability, Testing, and Counseling Services at Motlow. “We want students to take the right course at the right time. Placement planning allows us to meet a student where they are now, and develop a curriculum plan that supports them through to their ultimate goal.”

Students who are 21 years and older take all three portions (reading, writing, and math) unless they have valid ACT scores on file or college credit from an accredited college or university. Students 21 years and older can also request advising without the use of placement assessments. There is a $25 testing fee due when scheduling the appointment. For more information, visit the Motlow Testing website or call 931-393-1763 or 800-654-4877 ext. 1763. •

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