Accuplacer - LOEP Reading Skills
If you plan to take the Accuplacer as part of the Texas Success Initiative (TSI), please choose the Texas Success Initiative page.
The ACCUPLACER System is computer-adaptive, multiple-choice tests. Test scores are provided immediately after testing.
The ACCUPLACER System includes nine computer-adaptive, multiple-choice tests.
The five core tests include Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, and College-Level Mathematics.
There are four Levels of English Proficiency (LOEP) tests designed to assess the English skills of students whose first language is not English. These tests include LOEP Reading Skills, LOEP Sentence Meaning, LOEP Language Use, and LOEP Listening.
The length of time varies from one to three hours depending on each student. However, once you have selected and confirmed your answer, you cannot return to that question.
The Levels of English Proficiency Test (LOEP) assesses the English skills of students who have learned English as a second language or who are native English speakers with limited proficiency.
LOEP Reading Skills
The Reading Skills part of LOEP tests the student`s comprehension of short passages. The sub-test contains brief passages of 50 words or less and moderate length passages of 50 to 90 words. There is a variety of passage content such as the arts, human relationships, physical science, history/social sciences and practical situations. Half of the Reading Skills sub-test contains straightforward comprehension items (paraphrase, locating information, vocabulary on a phrase level, and pronoun reference). The other half assesses inference skills (main idea, fact vs. opinion, cause/effect logic, identifying irrelevant information, author`s point of view, and applying the author`s logic to another situation).
You may register online for the ACCUPLACER test at http://testing.las.uh.edu or come by the University Testing Services located in room 204 of the Student Service Center 1. You must register at least 48 hours before the schedule test time and day. All registrations are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Fees for the ACCUPLACER tests (as of September 1, 2006):
- $10.00 for Essay (TXWrite Placer)
- $5.00 each for Elementary Algebra, Reading Comprehension, and Sentence Skills
- $7.00 each for College Level Math, Arithmetic, and LOEP tests.
The registration fee is non-refundable and payable to University of Houston at the time of registration by credit card, cash, check or money order (currently enrolled UH students will be billed).
You will receive your scores immediately after testing.
If you have questions about a test item, you may write to:
The College Board™
ACCUPLACER™ Test Development
45 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10023