ACCUPLACER ESL Language Use Scores

There are six verbal areas measured on the Language Use test:

  • nouns, pronouns, and pronoun case structure
  • sentence structure
  • subject-verb agreement
  • adverbs/adjectives
  • verbs
  • subordination/coordination

You are tested on these topics in one of the following ways: completing a sentence by filling in a blank with the word or phrase from the given choices and choosing a sentence that best combines the two given sentences.

55 82 100
Basic Intermediary Advanced

ACCUPLACER ESL Listening Scores

The Listening test measures your ability to understand one or more people speaking English. The conversations that take place have a range of topics: academic topics such as science, math, and literature, and everyday conversations that take place at home, at work, and while shopping or eating.

50 70 90
Basic Intermediary Advanced

ACCUPLACER ESL Reading Skills Scores

The Reading Skills test contains brief passages of 50 words or less and moderate-length passages of 50 to 90 words. This portion assesses your ability by asking literal comprehension questions or questions that require inferring skills.

57 82 102
Basic Intermediary Advanced

ACCUPLACER ESL Sentence Skills Scores

The Sentence Skills questions assess your understanding of word meanings in a one or two-sentence context. There are four sentence skills measured:

  • particles, phrasal verbs, and prepositions
  • adverbs, adjectives, and connective sequences
  • basic nouns and verbs
  • basic and advanced idioms


61 88 106
Basic Intermediary Advanced

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