Currently, two standardized tests are used to determine placement in courses.
The ACCUPLACER is used by many 2-year colleges to determine the placement level of students in math, English, and reading as established by the Arkansas State Board of Higher Education.
The Freshman Assessment and Placement document identifies the scores needed on the exams to bypass developmental courses at BRTC. The test is not timed; however, it is recommended to allow approximately two (2) hours. The results of these tests will be used to place students into the proper level of Reading, Math, and English.
The ACCUPLACER test is free of charge regardless of how many parts of the test are taken. All or part of the test may be retaken to improve scores. BRTC will accept the highest score from each area. It is recommended that students complete free tutoring sessions in Adult Education before retesting or download the free web-based study app https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login .
To schedule the ACCUPLACER test on the Pocahontas campus, please click here or call the BRTC Testing Center at 870-248-4156. The Testing Center is located in the Business Technology Building, Room BT 101.
For ACCUPLACER testing on the Paragould campus, please call Student Services at 870-239-0969.
Preparing for the ACCUPLACER Test
Adult Education Department
Free tutoring, test preparation and practice is available from the Adult Education Department for Math, Reading, Language and computer skills.
Phone: (870) 248-4130
Adult Education schedule
The test will last approximately four hours. The results of this test will be used to place students into the proper level of reading, math and English.
The Use of a Calculator
A calculator may be used for the mathematics test, however, all problems on the math test can be solved without using a calculator. You are not allowed to use the following types of calculators: pocket organizers, handheld or laptop computers, electronic writing pads or pen-input devices, or models with QWERTY (typewriter style) keyboard.
ACT Application packets are available on demand while supplies last. Register for the exam online at http://www.actstudent.org/
Contact Regina Moore at (870) 248-4049 or go by Enrollment Management on the campus of BRTC.