**Steps for Requesting ACCUPLACER
Accommodations**

Following
their acceptance for admission to the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI),
all new students are contacted to schedule mandatory
placement tests in writing, reading and math before they may register for classes. **A** $40 testing fee is required prior to testing, made
payable at the Bursar's office .

*The ACCUPLACER
Placement Test does not affect your admission to the college. The results
simply help to place you in the appropriate courses. It is critical that you do
your best on the ACCUPLACER assessment as your scores are used to determine
your first semester classes. Please note that should your scores result in the need
to take developmental or prerequisite classes in your first semester, your
graduation from and/or transfer** **to four-year colleges or universities
of interest may be delayed.** *

Test
takers requesting accommodations on the ACCUPLACER test must complete the CCRI ACCUPLACER Testing
Accommodations Request Form, and have their accommodations
approved before their test can be scheduled. Please review the information
below thoroughly and submit the CCRI ACCUPLACER Testing
Accommodations Request Form to determine accommodation eligibility
**before** scheduling your test with
CCRI.

If you are requesting accommodations, your request must be
reviewed and approved by CCRI�s Disability Services for Students office before
your test can be scheduled.

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STEP 1: Review information about the test content and format.**

It is helpful to review the format and content of the ACCUPLACER
test before making your accommodation request. Please review information about
the test content and format below.
Please note that that the only timed section of the ACCUPLACER test is the
written essay section.

**Type of Test**

The ACCUPLACER consists of four
parts. The first part of the test requires you to type an essay on the
computer. Upon completion of the essay, you will continue to use a computer for
the remaining three parts of the ACCUPLACER Assessment. The computerized tests
are multiple choice and cover the areas of reading
comprehension, mathematics, and sentence skills.

You will be given 45 minutes for the written
portion of the placement test, and you will have
several topics to which to respond in the form of a 5 paragraph essay.

There are two kinds of questions given
in the Sentence Skills test: Sentence correction questions ask you to choose a
word or a phrase to substitute for an underlined portion of a sentence;
Construction shift questions ask that a sentence be rewritten in a specific way
without changing the meaning. This test has 20 questions.

This test measures your analytical and
comprehensive reading skills and your ability to effectively apply what you
have read. This test consists of 20 questions.

This test measures your ability to
perform basic operations and solve problems that involve fundamental arithmetic
concepts. This test contains 17 questions.

This test measures your ability to
perform basic algebraic operations and to solve problems that involve
elementary algebraic concepts. This test contains 12 questions.

Depending on your score in the
Elementary Algebra Test, you may be required to complete the College Algebra
Test. This test measures your ability to perform college-level algebraic
operations and to solve problems that involve college-level algebraic concepts.
This test contains 20 questions.

ACCUPLACER is an adaptive test. This
means that the computer automatically determines which questions are presented
to you based on your response to prior questions. This technique selects just
the right questions for your level of ability. Each test is un-timed so that
you can give each question as much thought as you wish. However, once you have
selected and confirmed your answer, you cannot return to that question. The
greater your demonstrated skill, the more challenging the questions will
become.

You are given 45 minutes to complete
the written essay. **The computerized
reading, sentence skills, math and computer skills tests are un-timed**.

**Use of Calculator with Online Tests**

Some
of the mathematics items within ACCUPLACER have pop-up calculators for students
to use when answering some of the math questions. The items were written so
that the use of a calculator will not help the student answer the question, but
is provided simply as a tool for the student to use. For example, if a student
is asked to calculate the area of a rectangle, she or he must know the formula
(length times width) for calculating the area. The
calculator is available in this case as a tool for multiplying the length times
the width; it will not help the student who does not know the formula.
Calculators are not available for all items. For example, if a student is asked
to estimate the value of 9.755 times 5.688, the calculator is not available,
because the question is asking students to round 9.755 to 10, and 5.688 to 6,
and then multiply 10 times 6 in their heads. Since the use of the calculator
would help the student answer this type of question, the calculator is not
available.

**Testing
Regulations**

Textbooks, protractors, notebooks,
dictionaries or other papers of any kind (with the exception of scratch paper
provided by the Test Administrator) will not be allowed in the testing room.
Additionally, anyone who gives or receives help during the test, or uses notes,
books or hand-held calculators of any kind will not be allowed to continue the
test.

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**STEP****
2: Determine your accommodations.**

Please review the list of available accommodations below and
determine the accommodations you need.

**Extended Testing Time** (please note that only the written
essay section of the ACCUPLACER is timed)

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50
percent (time and one-half)

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100
percent (double time)

**Alternate Test Formats**

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Please
contact (401) 825-2164 for more information about alternate test formats

**Accommodations for Computer-based
Testing**

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Ergonomic
keyboard

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Trackball
mouse

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Screen display enlargement

**Assistance**

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Reader

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Scribe

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Assistance
for Spoken Directions Only

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Sign
language interpreter

**Use of Spell-Checker on Essay Portion**

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**STEP****
3: Complete the ****CCRI
ACCUPLACER Accommodations Request Form**

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**STEP****
4: Gather your disability documentation.**

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**STEP****
5: Mail, email, or fax completed forms and documentation to the appropriate
campus.� **�