What is the difference between the ACCUPLACER and ALEKS PPL math assessments?

ALEKS PPL uses open-response questions for you to calculate and type in your answers. It also is unique in that it is a complete learning program. Following the initial assessment, the advanced AI system creates a customized Prep & Learning module so you can work to improve your math skills. ALEKS also allows Spanish speaking students to switch the test language to Spanish.

The ACCUPLACER exam we previously administered at SFCC was also an adaptive program. It was administered using twenty multiple-choice questions, and depending on your score, there could be other exams that would open. This exam does not allow for continued study to improve math skills, nor does it offer a Spanish language option.