Testing - College Placement Test
Placement testing for admission to Gaston College is administered by the Testing Center . The Testing Center administers Accuplacer for most new students. Students who may be uncomfortable with a computerized test may contact the Testing Coordinator for information on ASSET, a written placement test. The Accuplacer provides the College with an assessment of a student’s skills in Writing, Reading , and Mathematics/Algebra.
Effective April 6, 2015, CollegeBoard Accuplacer has added a component to testing called WritePlacer. The essay gives you an opportunity to show how effectively you can develop and express your ideas in writing. You will first read a short passage and an assignment question that are focused on an important issue. You will then write an essay in which you develop your own point of view on the issue. You should support your position with appropriate reasoning and examples. The position you take will not influence your score. Sample essays are available on the following link.