Accuplacer Test for Ability to Benefit (ATB)

Only non-high school graduates who are enrolled in an eligible career pathway may take the ATB test.

The ATB test is a computerized self-paced, untimed test. The test is delivered in a multiple choice format. Most students complete the test within 2 to 2.5 hours. The test is adaptive; the ATB test determines which questions will be given next based upon previous answers. This provides a more accurate method of measuring an individual student’s skill levels than a general test. It also means that no two tests taken are precisely the same. You are encouraged to give each question as much thought as you wish before selecting your final answer.

The ATB test has three components:

  1. Reading Comprehension – 20 questions
  2. Writing – 20 questions
  3. Arithmetic – 17 questions

Test results are available immediately upon completion of the test.  Students are allowed one retake of the ABT with a minimum of 14 days between test dates.  Students are allowed to retake one, two, or all three components.

A valid photo ID is required.  Cost is $10 per component.

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