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Alternative Placement Test

For some students a paper reading and writing test is best.

What is the Alternative Placement Test (APT)? 

Sometimes, after you take the Accuplacer test, advisors will recommend a free written re-test that may raise your reading and writing placement scores. Some students may benefit from the APT because it provides a different perspective than the computerized test. It's another tool for getting students in their best starting place for Chemeketa classes.

The APT is a writing sample you complete that is then graded by a reading and a writing instructor within 3-5 business days. After it's graded, you will be called or contacted by a staff member who will explain the results and help you move forward with your next steps.  

Taking Your Alternative Placement Test

  • Arrive at Bldg. 3, Rm. 268 just as you did for the Accuplacer placement test
  • Bring your K# (Chemeketa student ID) and the referral form given to you by an advisor
  • Take your time to read through and answer the questions thoroughly
  • The maximum time allowed for this test is 2 hours
  • The APT is free of charge