Before Taking Your Placement Test
About the Placement Tests
The Placement tests are designed to determine what material students already know to ensure they start in classes that are neither too easy nor too hard. Please be assured that you cannot fail the placement tests. The tests place students into levels that determine what classes they can start in. Information on what courses are available at each level can be found on our Testing Scores/Results page.
Test scores are required of all new, degree-seeking students in Math, Reading, and Writing.
The Reading Test is a 1-hour timed test. It consists of reading passages and multiple-choice questions on those passages.
The Writing Test is a 50-minute essay. Students receive a single essay prompt and are asked to respond to it. Essays are encouraged to be 300-500 words; no outside sources or research are permitted.
The Math Test is an untimed test consisting of up-to 30 questions. A calculator is built into the program for questions that permit a calculator, and scrap paper is permitted. The topics on the Math test will vary. You will receive survey questions while creating your account to determine your background in Math and what class you're trying to take; the test will then give you different questions on different topics and adapt to get an idea of which topics you have mastered.
This program has study materials and retest opportunities built into it. The first test is used to set your baseline so that it knows which topics you already know. After the first test, it’ll ask you what topics you’re trying to work your way up to. It’ll then provide you with learning modules that are specifically tailored to cover the material between what you already know and what you’re trying to get up. If you aren’t satisfied with your placement level after the first test, you can unlock up to 4 retests by studying and working in the program’s learning modules. Information on this will be available after you complete the first test.
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EdReady is a personalized learning system for students. A key purpose of EdReady is to help students to detect gaps in their Math and English readiness and then give them the resources they need to increase their Math and English knowledge*.
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*EdREADY provides generic review materials. It is not tailored to the Bucks County Community College Placement Tests.
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