Introduction to WritePlacer®
The WritePlacer is currently only required for students seeking admission into the School Administration M.Ed. program. The WritePlacer test measures your ability to write effectively, which is critical to academic success. Your writing sample will be scored on the basis of how effectively it communicates a whole message to the readers for the stated purpose. Your score is based on your ability to express, organize and support your opinions and ideas, not the position you take on the essay topic. The following characteristics of writing will be considered:
- Purpose and Focus - The extent to which you present information in a unified and coherent manner, clearly addressing the issue.
- Organization and Structure - The clarity with which you structure your response and present a logical sequence of ideas
- Development and Support - The extent to which you elaborate on your ideas and the extent to which you present supporting details
- Sentence Variety and Style - The extent to which you craft sentences and paragraphs demonstrating control of vocabulary, voice and structure.
- Mechanical Conventions - The extent to which your writing is free of errors in usage and mechanics
- Critical Thinking - The extent to which you communicate a point of view and demonstrate reasoned relationships among ideas.
Scores on WritePlacer range from 1 to 8. An essay that is too short to be evaluated, written on a topic other than the one presented, or written in a language other than English will be given a score of zero. For the School Administration Program a score of 6 is required.
For more information on the WritePlacer please review the following: https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org/student/practice
To pay the $10 fee for the WritePlacer or the $80 fee for the Miller's Analogies Test please go to the Testing Services Home Page