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ACCUPLACER ESL

Effective  October 26, 2020 the BESPI is a pre-requisite for taking the ACCUPLACER ESL.  After completing the BESPI, students rated Level 3 and higher must take the ACCUPLACER ESL.    Refer to BESPI.

ACCUPLACER ESL is a multiple-choice format (except for WritePlacer, the written essay assessment). There's no time limit. The test is adaptive. Questions are presented based on individual's skill level. The response to each question drives the difficulty level of the next question. This means that the questions are chosen for you on the basis of your answers to previous questions. This technique selects just the right questions for your ability level. Because the test works this way, you must answer every question when it is first given. You can change your answer to a particular question before moving on to the next question, but you cannot leave a question out or come back to it later to change your answer. If you do not know the answer to a question, try to eliminate one or more of the choices. Then pick from the remaining choices.

The ACCUPLACER Student Portal allows you to review your test scores, reprint your Individual Score Report (ISR), and send your scores to other institutions.  Click here for Steps The portal also allows you access practice resources and test taking tutorials.  For Steps to Access and Share Your ACCUPLACER Test Scores from the Student Portal view this document.  Find out information on understanding your scores here.

Retest Procedure:

ACCUPLACER ESL scores are valid for one year. If a student does not use these scores for course placement during that time, retesting will be required. For initial placement, students may retest once on the ACCUPLACER ESL test battery, beginning with Reading Skills, or they can retake WritePlacer ESL alone. A retesting fee will apply. Students may not retest on the Local Test sections. Retesting must occur prior to enrollment or by the 100% refund date each semester. Students who have already begun EAP instruction may be referred for retesting on an individual basis by the department chairperson.


ACCUPLACER ESL Schedule:

Make an online appointment

 CAMPUS ▼ DAY ▼ TIME ▼
Hialeah Testing M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
F 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Homestead Testing M, T, W 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
R 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
F 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Padrón Testing M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
F 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Kendall Testing M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
F 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Medical Testing M, T, W, R, F
Varies by date
MEEC Testing W Varies by date
North Testing M, T, W, R 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
F 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
West Testing M, W, R 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
T 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
F 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wolfson Testing M, T, W, R 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
F 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Note:

Request a remote test. Examinees must be checked-in and seated by the time scheduled in order to begin the test. Examinees will then have adequate time to finish the test in a reasonable period or within the Hours of Operation.

Auxiliary Aids and Modifications

Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:

Under certain circumstances, arrangements for auxiliary aids and modifications are permissible. The College makes every reasonable effort to ensure equal access to educational opportunities and experiences for candidates with documented disabilities. These services can include:

  • Sign language interpreters
  • Adaptive or assistive technology
  • Note takers
  • and more

An ACCESS representative can help eligible candidates identify and arrange for accommodations that ensure success.

Instructions for Auxiliary Aids and Modifications:

  1. Candidate presents documentation to ACCESS department.
  2. ACCESS department intakes documentation.
  3. Accommodations are determined.
  4. ACCESS department informs Testing Center about candidate's accommodations.
  5. Candidate contacts Testing Center to schedule the test with accommodations.
  6. Testing Center plans for accommodated testing needs.
  7. Candidate tests.
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MDC administers the test at:

ADDRESS  PHONE E-MAIL
Hialeah Testing
1780 W. 49 Street
Room 1220-01
Hialeah, FL 33012
Hialeah Map
Main:
(305) 237-8791
Fax:
(305) 237-8846

hialeah_testing@mdc.edu

Homestead Testing
500 College Terrace
Room A114
Homestead, FL 33030
Homestead Map
Main:
(305) 237-5105
Fax:
(305) 237-5213
homestead_testing@mdc.edu
Padrón Testing
627 SW 27 Avenue
Room 1217
Miami, FL 33135
Padrón Map
Main:
(305) 237-6041
Fax:
(305) 237-6207
EPC_testing@mdc.edu
Kendall Testing
11011 SW 104 Street
Building R, 5th Floor
Miami, FL 33176
Kendall Map
Main:
(305) 237-2341
Fax:
(305) 237-0679
kendall_testing@mdc.edu
Medical Testing
950 NW 20 Street
Room 1303
Miami, FL 33127
Medical Map
Main:
(305) 237-4275
Fax:
(305) 237-4347
medical_testing@mdc.edu
MEEC Testing
6300 NW 7th Avenue
Room 1101
Miami, FL 33150
MEEC Map
Main:
(305) 237-1909
(305) 237-1903
Fax:
(305) 237-1908
north_testing@mdc.edu

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North Testing
11380 NW 27 Avenue 
Room 1160
Miami, FL 33167
North Map
Main:
(305) 237-1015
Fax:
(305) 237-1889
north_testing@mdc.edu
West Testing
3800 NW 115 Avenue
Room 2110 
Doral, FL 33178
West Map
Main:
(305) 237-8979
Fax:
(305) 237-4951
west_testing@mdc.edu
Wolfson Testing
300 NE 2 Avenue
Room 3104
Miami, FL 33132
Wolfson Map
Main:
(305) 237-3011
Fax:
(305) 237-7622
wolfson_testing@mdc.edu



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