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Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Test

English Courses:

  • 78 to 120    Freshman English (ENGL 1101)
  • 63 to 77      College Prep English II (ENGL 0960)
  • 52 to 62      College Prep English I (ENGL 0950)
  • 0 to 51        Meet with a Riverland counselor to discuss options, which can include: study and retest or work with an Adult Learning program in your community.
All other Liberal Arts Courses:  A score of 63 or higher indicates that you are prepared to register for any Liberal Arts courses without prerequisites.  

Career Programs Required Reading Cut Scores:

Program Cut Scores Program Cut Score
Accounting 60 Desktop Publishing 60
Administrative Assistant 60 Human Services 63
Advanced Office Specialist 60 Medical Administrative Assistant 60
Business 63 Medical Receptionist 60
Computer Applications 60 Medical Secretary 60
Customer Relations 60 Office Specialist 60

Career Programs Recommended Reading Cut Scores:

Program Cut Score
Automotive Service Technology 70
Cabinet Making  50
Carpentry Assistant  50
Carpentry Technology 50
Cisco Certified Network Associate   52
Collision Repair Technology  52
Computer Technology 52
Construction Electrician  52
Cosmetology  52
Criminal Justice - Corrections  63
Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement  63
Diesel Technology  52
Fundamentals of Network Security  52
Fundamentals of Wireless LANs 52
Human Resource Development 
60
Industrial Maintenance & Mechanics  52
Leadership  60
Massage Therapist  52
Microsoft Systems Engineer  52
Network Security  52
Nursing Assistant 
63
Social Media Marketing  52
Supervisor Management  60
Truck Driving  52
Web Developer  52
Web Developer Game Design 
52
Web Page Design  52
Welding  52
Wind Turbine Technician 
52

Math Placements:

College Algebra (MATH 1110)

  • 63 to 120 Reading Comprehension AND
  • 76 to 120 on the Elementary Algebra  AND
  • 50 to 120 on the College Level Math 

Math for Liberal Arts (MATH 1050)

  • 63 to 120 Reading Comprehension AND
  • 76 to 120 Elementary Algebra

Intermediate Algebra II (MATH 0670)

  • 71 to 120 Elementary Algebra

Intermediate Algebra I (MATH 0660)

  • 51 to 70   Elementary Algebra  OR
  • 70 to 120 Arithmetic 

Basic Math Tutorial Course (MATH 0550 Spring 2015 only)

  • 35 to 69  Arithmetic 

Fundamentals of Statistics (STAT 2021)

  • 71 to 120 on the Elementary Algebra 

Math for Career Programs:

Auto Service, Carpentry, Collision Repair, Construction Electrician, Diesel Technology, Industrial Maintenance, Machining, Wind

Basic Math Tutorial Course (MATH 0550 Spring 2015 only)

  • 35 to 55 on Arithmetic test

Technical Math (MATH 1020)

  • 51 to 120 Elementary Algebra  OR
  • 56 to 120  Arithmetic

Contact the Adult Learning program in your community OR a Riverland Counselor or Enrollment Advisor at 507-433-0600

  • 0 to 34 Arithmetic (Spring 2015 ONLY)
  • 0 to 55 Arithmetic (Students in career technical programs)

ESL Scores:

Please schedule an appointment with Miguel Garate, Minority Student Advisor, Student Affairs 507-433-0686 or miguel.garate@riverland.edu.