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State Technical College of Missouri (State Tech) requires the ACCUPLACER or ACT assessment for acceptance into the college. In addition, these exams are used for program admittance and placement in English, math, and reading general education courses. Each program at State Tech requires students to place into a specific score range. Additional departmental testing may be required. Students are not required to test at State Tech and may submit official test results from other approved testing sites.


The ACCUPLACER is a computerized multiple-choice exam used to determine skills in math, reading, and writing. ACCUPLACER uses the latest computer-adaptive technology, which means the questions you see are based on your skill level. Your response to each question determines the difficulty level of the next question, so it is important to give each question as much thought as you can before selecting your answer.

Exam Areas utilized by State Tech

  1. Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics – 20 questions: Focus on a range of topics including computing with rational numbers, applying ratios and proportional reasoning, creating linear expressions and equations, graphing and applying linear equations, understanding probability and sets, and interpreting graphical displays.
  2. Reading – 20 questions: Ability to derive meaning from a range of prose texts and to determine the meaning of words and phrases in short and extended contexts.
  3. Writing – 25 questions: Ability to revise and edit a range of prose texts for effective expression of ideas and for conformity to the conventions of Standard Written English sentence structure, usage, and punctuation.

Schedule the ACCUPLACER at State Tech

Exam Timing

The ACCUPLACER is an untimed exam.  Many testers complete all three sections of the test within 2 hours.


You may take the ACCUPLACER exam multiple times. You may test once a week and must pay the testing fee each time.

Exam Scores

A score report will be provided immediately upon completion.  An Admissions Office Representative will contact you to discuss your scores.  Click HERE for the minimum scores and GPA needed for automatic admission into most programs.

ACCUPLACER Practice Tools

Additional Resources

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