Placement Test (CPT)
Placement Tests provide information about the reading, English, and mathematics skills that are required for success in college. By assessing the student's ability levels in these areas, the CPTs help to determine the reading, English, and mathematics courses most appropriate for each student.
Students under the age of 21 are required to have ACT test scores. Those students with ACT scores below 19 will be placed in developmental (pre-college) courses. Students who wish to appeal these placements may participate in this secondary testing at the Testing Lab. The mathematics and reading tests are computerized tests and the English is an essay written by the student in the Testing Lab and evaluated by faculty in the English department.
All adult students will participate in placement testing and will be placed in the appropriate classes according to their CPT scores.
Accuplacer CPTs are given at CU-Duncan by appointment. Results from the CPTs are given to the student immediately following the test, except for the English essay, which usually takes about one week.
Following is a link for ACCUPLACER placement test sample questions. This document shows many ACCUPLACER tests. Please look specifically for the tests that Cameron University uses – Sentence Skills (English), Reading Comprehension (Reading), and/or Elementary Algebra (Mathematics). Remember calculators are not allowed for the mathematics exam.
A photo I.D. must be presented to be admitted to the test. Acceptable forms of I.D. include a driver's license, military I.D., or current passport.
See Initial Course Placement under CU-Duncan Testing to determine what ACT/CPT scores are required for placement in these courses.