College in the High School
Phone: (509) 963-1351
Fax: (509) 963-1690

About Placement Tests

Quite a few College in the High School classes require certain placement test scores in order for students to be eligible for the class.

Testing must be completed before registration forms are submitted. If prerequisites are not met through CWU, registration forms must be accompanied by individual official score reports for tests or individual unofficial transcripts for grade/credit.

Many high schools are set up to offer the ACCUPLACER placement test through CWU. These exams are computer-adaptive tests designed to assist accurate placement into appropriate courses for math and English. Students will receive test results immediately upon completion of testing. Talk with the proctor or teacher about qualifying scores. Students who are using CWU Testing Services through their school do not need to provide copies of their scores.

Recommended Accuplacer sample test questions below (leaves CWU website):

Next Generation Arithmetic Sample Questions

Next Generation Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra and Statistics Sample Quesions

Next Generation Advanced Algebra and Functions Sample Questions

Write Placer Guide with Essays

Next Generation Reading Sample Questions

PREREQUISITES NOTE: If prerequisites were met through CWU classes, we have access to that data. If testing was accomplished through CWU Testing Services, then we have direct access to the scores (for one year from when the test was taken). Schools do not have to submit transcripts or test scores if the source is CWU.

Any student(s) who are utilizing test scores from an outside agency must provide a copy of their results with their registration. Examples include SBA, AP, SAT, ACT, ALEKS, APTP (MPT), Compass, Accuplacer (if not taken through CWU).

Testing Center

It is a simple and quick process to have your school set up as a CWU Accuplacer testing site.

For more information on how to set up your school as a CWU Accuplacer Testing Site please contact:

William (Bill) Thelen
Bouillon Hall 125
400 E University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7427
Phone: (509) 963-1860