Accuplacer Next Generation Transition

Initiative TitleAccuplacer Next Generation Transition
Submitted in Previous Year(s)No
Critical Information, Notes, Justification, Rationale

Accuplacer will be retiring the Classic version of the Accuplacer test in January 2019. To avoid having this transition happen in the midst of the testing cycle for Spring 2019 students, we need to fully convert to using the Next Generation Accuplacer test by September 1, 2018.  The English and Mathematics Departments are already working on reviewing the new tests to determine the appropriate cut scores and placement levels.  The writing placement test and Ability to Benefit (ATB) tests will not impacted at this time by this change.

Both sections of the Next Generation test are longer than in the Classic version and may require students to complete the test over more than one test session.  This will lead to the need for additional test sessions and therefore, more salary paid to the test proctors.

Consequences of this initiative not being funded

We will no longer be able to accurately assess incoming students' placements into reading and mathematics courses.

Department GoalsCompletely transition to using the Next Gen Accuplacer test by September 1, 2018.
LocationsMain Campus, Newburgh Campus
Estimated Completion Date09/01/2018
Will this initiative span multiple budget years?No
Funding SourceRequest for Prioritization
Created11/27/2017 4:20 pm
Updated01/23/2018 2:06 pm

Institutional Goals

Goal How will the initiative support this institutional goal?
The Accuplacer Next Generation test is more comprehensive than the Classic version and will help improve accurate course placements, which in turn will help improve students' success.

Action Steps

Action Step Responsible Party Order
Review Next Generation reading and mathematics tests to determine new cut scores. Chairs of English and Mathematics Departments 1
Update all mentions of Classic Accuplacer test to Next Generation test in print materials and online Interim Assistant Director Enrollment Support Services, Director of Admissions 2
Update automatic upload process of Accuplacer scores into Banner Information & Technology Services Department 3

Expected Outcomes

Outcome Order
We will fully transition to Next Generation Accuplacer test by September 1, 2018. 1

Assessment Methods

Method Description Other Method Responsible Party
Tracking Usage of programs, services, participation can be tracked; demographic information may also be able to be collected.




Need Cost (Initial/Recurring) Supporting Departments
6 Computers $4020.00
  • Information Technology, CIO Office
TOTAL: $4,020.00 / $0.00


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Need Cost (Initial/Recurring) Supporting Departments
More Test Proctor coverage $9000.00 / 9000.00 (1st year)
  • Academic Testing
TOTAL: $9,000.00 / $9,000.00


Need Cost (Initial/Recurring) Supporting Departments
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Level 5 Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1 Initiative Title Department

Accuplacer Next Generation Transition
$13,020.00 / $9,000.00
Enrollment Support Services

Prioritization Notes

Level 3 (Student Services, VP Office)

The College Board has upgraded the Accuplacer platform and revamped the test components.  We anticipate that this change will extend the normal test time for students (or require more than one test session per student).  To accommodate this change we are seeking funding for additional computer stations and proctor hours. 

The Placement Test is an essential component of the admissions process and therefore prioritization of this initiative is critical.  GB


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