The following are Study Guides that have been developed by faculty members to help students prepare for the assessment.
Note: Chabot College and Las Positas College utilize the same assessment tests.
The Reading Comprehension test, comprised of 20 questions, measures your ability to understand what you read, to identify main ideas and to make inferences. You need to distinguish between direct statements and secondary or supporting ideas.
The Sentence Skills test, comprised of 20 questions, measures your understanding of sentence structure — what makes a sentence complete and clear. Some questions deal with the logic of the sentence, and others with the relationships between two sentences.
The Arithmetic test, comprised of 17 questions, measures your ability to perform basic arithmetic operations and to solve problems that involve fundamental arithmetic concepts. There are three types of Arithmetic questions:
The Elementary Algebra test, comprised of 12 questions, measures your ability to perform basic algebraic operations and to solve problems involving elementary algebraic concepts. There are three types of Elementary Algebra questions:
The College-Level Math test, comprised of 20 questions, measures your ability to solve problems that involve college-level mathematics concepts. There are five types of College-Level Math questions:
The ESL test is comprised of 75 multiple choice questions measuring grammar (45 minutes) and a short written essay (30 minutes).
If you are planning on taking the English and Math assessments, please visit the Official Accuplacer Website for more information about the tests and to get a copy of Accuplacer's official study guide. (Note: Las Positas College does not offer the Written Essay part of the Accuplacer.)
Additional Online Tutorials
The following are links to on-line tutorials. (Las Positas College is not responsible for the content of external websites.)
- Khan Academy
- AAA Math
- Math Nerds
- Study Guide Zone
- Chemistry Study Guide (2)