Study Guides

Study Guides


Please take time to review before you take your assessments.

Links to review websites are provided as a courtesy for your use. They were not created, nor are they maintained, by Cosumnes River College. Please note that links on this page open new windows in your Internet browser.

PREPARING for ACCUPLACER© English, Math and ESL Assessments

Before taking the ACCUPLACER© ESL or ATB Assessment tests, you should strongly consider reviewing your English and Mathematical knowledge.  Even a few hours of review could boost your score and place you into a higher level class.  In turn, this could save you hundreds of dollars and hundreds of hours of class time and studying.  Keep in mind that you are only permitted to take the test TWICE. 

The FREE resources listed below provide a variety of options – choose the ones that work for you and put in as much time as you can before taking the test!

What is on an ACCUPLACER© Test?

ACCUPLACER© tests use a multiple-choice format. ACCUPLACER© uses the latest computer-adaptive technology. Questions are presented based on your individual skill level. Your response to each question drives the difficulty level of the next question.  It’s important to give each question as much thought as you can before selecting your answer.

Arithmetic for ATB or Math Competency Testing:

Practice Sample Questions

College-Level Math for ATB Testing:

The College-Level Math test, comprised of 20 questions, measures your ability to solve problems that involve college-level mathematics concepts. 

Practice Sample Questions

Elementary Algebra for ATB Testing:

Practice Sample Questions

Reading for ATB Testing:

Practice Sample Questions

Sentence Skills for ATB Testing:

Practice Sample Questions

ESL - Language Use:

The English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) Language Use test, comprised of 20 questions, measures a student's proficiency in using correct grammar in English Sentences.

ESL – Listening The English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) Listening test, comprised of 20 questions, measures the ability to listen to and understand one or more people speaking in English. Conversations take place in a wide range of locations including lecture halls, grocery stores and libraries.

Practice Sample Questions

ESL - Reading Skills:

The English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) Reading Skills test, comprised of 20 questions, measures a student's ability to read English through the comprehension of short passages.

Practice Sample Questions

ESL - Sentence Meaning:

The English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) Sentence Meaning test, comprised of 20 questions, measures how well students understand the meaning of sentences in English.

Practice Sample Questions

Other Study/Review Websites:

Khan Academy
( After signing up for a free account, you can either let the website assess what you need to review OR you can choose the topics yourself.  The quizzes and video tutorials cover everything from arithmetic to calculus.

Math TV (This site offers video clips of students and instructors demonstrating many Math topics - some are demonstrated in Spanish. The site is NOT fully ADA compliant, however, and is not sponsored by CRC.)

If you have questions about testing or re-testing at CRC, please contact:

Clarissa Correa, S.P.A.
(916) 691-7571


Where to Find Us

Location: Library Bldg, L-125 (1st Floor) Student Access Center

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Phone: (916) 691-7332