Placement Test Prep Resources

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Math Placement
ALEKS PPL is used for the mathematics placment test. 
 (If you have taken the ACT or SAT in the last two years and your scores have been sent to the Admissions office, you do not have to take the ALEKS PPL placement test.)

Listed below are other resources you can use before accessing or creating your ALEKS profile

Reading Placement
Accuplacer Reading test is used to determine your reading placement. 
 If you have scored a 20 on the ACT Reading test or a 480 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing test of the SAT in the last three years and your scores have been sent to the Admissions office, you do not have to take the Accuplacer Reading placement test.
English Placement
Accuplacer reading and sentence skills tests are used to determine your initial English placement. 
 If you have scored a 20 on the ACT English test or a 480 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing test of the SAT in the last three years and your scores have been sent to the Admissions office, you do not have to take the Accuplacer English placement test.

SOAR 

You need to sign up directly for orientation if you meet ALL the following criteria
  • If you are seeking a degree or certificate;
  • If you have eligible placements for Reading, English, AND Mathematics;
  • If all your transcripts have been submitted to the Admissions office;
  • If you have completed less than 15 hours of college credit;
  • Sign up at the following link; SOAR
English as a Second Language (ESL) 
 
If you English is not your first language you must take the ESL placement test.
Parkland College will use CaMLA EPT test to determine placement for ESL students.

Nursing Academic Skills Testing

The Kaplan Nursing Admissions Test is required for the Parkland College Nursing Progam. 
(Before taking the Kaplan Nursing Admissions Test, candidates must have college level reading, English, and mathematics placement.)

 MAT 105

This test is computer based computational mastery test for placement into MAT 105; Mathematics for Teachers I.
Please contact the Mathematics Department at 217-351-2225 to receive permission and sign up for this test. 
The test is given in the Assessment Center (U203), however, the Mathematics Department has to allow access to the test.
Chemistry Competency Exam
 
Chemistry Competency is a 90 minute computer based exam used for placement into Bio 121.
This will be your one and only attempt on this exam. There are no retests allowed.
Spanish Placement Exam
The Spanish placement test is a timed 75 minute paper and pencil test. 
If you have English 101 placement at Parkland College, you are eligible to take the Spanish Placement Test.
 
                  
 

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