Interpreting Your Test Scores

Placement test results will be available at the conclusion of the test in the form of a report. You will get a print out of your score report when you take the test and you'll also receive an email with a link to the report, which you'll be able to access at any time. You and your advisor will have access to this score via NEIUport.

Accessing Your Results via NEIUport

  1. Log in to NEIUport
  2. Click the Current Student tab
  3. In the Registration Tools channel, click “View Test Scores”

Important Note: Accuplacer has updated their tests to "Next Generation" versions of their tests.  The only test that remains the same is WritePlacer.  The existing tests will no longer be available to administer as of January 2019.  Northeastern has chosen October 2018 as the best time to make the switch to the next gen tests.

As a result, below are two sections of result interpretation.  First, the tests as of October 2018.  Below are the "classic" test results for those who took the test prior to October 2018.

Result Tables as of October 2018

Northeastern Math Placement Results

TEST

SCORE

COURSE

TITLE

Accuplacer Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics

200-236

Math 090

Elementary Algebra

Accuplacer Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics

237-249

Math 091

Intermediate Algebra I

Accuplacer Advanced Algebra and Functions

200-236

Math 092

Intermediate Algebra II

Accuplacer Advanced Algebra and Functions

237-249

College Level I*  (See table below)

An Advisor at Orientation will assist you with registering for courses appropriate for your major.**

Accuplacer Advanced Algebra and Functions

250-275

College Level II* (See table below)

An Advisor at Orientation will assist you with registering for courses appropriate for your major.**

Accuplacer Advanced Algebra and Functions

276-300

Math 187 and 188

Calculus I 

Northeastern Math Placement Results (for Accuplacer, ACT and SAT)

Course

Needed Score/Placement Test

ACT

SAT

90

 

 

 

111A/011A

200-236 on Accuplacer Quant., Reasoning, Algebra, Statistics

<=16

<=450

148A/048A

 

 

 

91

 

 

 

111A/011A

237-249 on Accuplacer Quant., Reasoning, Algebra, Statistics

17-18

460-490

148A/048A

 

 

 

92

 

 

 

111A/011A

200-235 on Accuplacer Advanced Algebra and Functions

19-21

500-520

148A/048A

 

 

 

College I

236-249 on Accuplacer Advanced Algebra and Functions

22-24

530-570

College II

250-275 on Accuplacer Advanced Algebra and Functions

25-27

580-630

187, 188

276-300 on Accuplacer Advanced Algebra and Functions

28+

640+

** If you are a continuing student or transfer student not attending Orientation, please see an advisor to help you choose a course appropriate for your major.

College Level I Courses

  • MATH 112, Statistics in Daily Life
  • MATH 113, Quantitative Reasoning  
  • MATH 149, Math for Elementary Teachers I  
  • MATH 163, Mathematical Modeling with Elementary Functions: Business
  • MATH 173, College Algebra   
  • MATH 175, Trigonometry

College Level II Courses

  • MATH 165, Finite Mathematics  
  • MATH 167, Business Calculus  
  • MATH 185, Pre-calculus      

Northeastern English Writing Placement Results

Accuplacer Writing

ACCUPLACER WRITEPLACER

COURSE

NOTES

Any 0-2 ELP 095 (ESL 108 may also be required based on a program interview) An advisor will assist you with registering for courses at Orientation.***
Any 3 ELP 096 An advisor will assist you with registering for courses at Orientation.***
200-249 4 ELP 097 or ELP 098 An advisor will assist you with registering for courses at Orientation.***
250-300 4 ENGL 101 Writing I
Any 5-8 ENGL 101 Writing I

***If you are a continuing or transfer student, please visit the English Language Program (LWH 2046) to obtain authorization to register for this course.
ELP 098 is to be taken concurrently with ENGL 101. Speak with your advisor for further details.

Northeastern English Reading Placement Results

TEST

SCORE

COURSE

NOTES

Accuplacer Reading 200-236 READ 096 An advisor will assist you with registering for
courses during Orientation.****
Accuplacer Reading 237-249 READ 097 An advisor will assist you with registering for
courses during Orientation.****
Accuplacer Reading 250-300 No Course You do not need to take a Reading course.

****If you are a continuing or transfer student, please visit the English Language Program (LWH 2046) to obtain authorization to register for this course

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Result Tables for tests before October 2018

Northeastern Math Placement Results

Test

Score

Course

Title

Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 20-40 Math 090 Elementary Algebra
Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 41-59 Math 091 Intermediate Algebra I
Accuplacer Elementary Algebra 60-84 Math 092 Intermediate Algebra II
Accuplacer College Level Math 20-30 College Level I*  (See table below) An Advisor at Orientation will assist you with registering for courses appropriate for your major.**
Accuplacer College Level Math 31-60 College Level II* (See table below) An Advisor at Orientation will assist you with registering for courses appropriate for your major.**
Accuplacer College Level Math 61-120 Math 187 and 188 Calculus I 

** If you are a continuing student or transfer student not attending Orientation, please see an advisor to help you choose a course appropriate for your major.

College Level I Courses

  • MATH 112, Statistics in Daily Life
  • MATH 113, Quantitative Reasoning  
  • MATH 149, Math for Elementary Teachers I  
  • MATH 163, Mathematical Modeling with Elementary Functions: Business
  • MATH 173, College Algebra   
  • MATH 175, Trigonometry

College Level II Courses

  • MATH 165, Finite Mathematics  
  • MATH 167, Business Calculus  
  • MATH 185, Pre-calculus      

Northeastern English Writing Placement Results

Sentence Skills

Accuplacer Writeplacer

Course

Notes

Any 0-2 ELP 095 ESL 108 may also be required based on a program interview An advisor will assist you with registering for courses at Orientation.***
Any 3 ELP 096 An advisor will assist you with registering for courses at Orientation.***
20-94 4 ELP 097 An advisor will assist you with registering for courses at Orientation.***
95-120 4 ENGL 101 Writing I
Any 5-8 ENGL 101 Writing I

***If you are a continuing or transfer student, please visit the English Language Program (LWH 2046) to obtain authorization to register for this course.

Northeastern English Reading Placement Results

Test

Score

Course

Notes

Accuplacer Reading Comprehension 20-50 READ 096 An advisor will assist you with registering for
courses during Orientation.****
Accuplacer Reading Comprehension 51-79 READ 097 An advisor will assist you with registering for
courses during Orientation.****
Accuplacer Reading Comprehension 80-120 No Course You do not need to take a Reading course.

****If you are a continuing or transfer student, please visit the English Language Program (LWH 2046) to obtain authorization to register for this course

Placement test results will be available at the conclusion of the test in the form of a report. You will get a print out of your score report when you take the test and you'll also receive an email with a link to the report, which you'll be able to access at any time. You and your advisor will have access to this score via NEIUport.

Accessing Your Results via NEIUport

  1. Log in to NEIUport
  2. Click the Current Student tab
  3. In the Registration Tools channel, click “View Test Scores”

Reading and Writing Placement Survey

NEIU Writing Placement

Test Score

Course

1

ELP 095

2

ELP 096

3

ELP 098 & ENGL 101

4

English 101

NEIU Reading Placement

Test Score

Course

1

READ 096

2

READ 097

3

No Reading Course

Students can place into a math course based on their ACT or SAT math score.

Students can also be exempt from taking the reading portion of the test with an ACT score of 20 or higher or an Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) SAT score of 480 or higher.

Note that there is no ACT/SAT equivalence for the writing portion of the test.

Please locate your ACT or SAT math score to find your beginning math course(s).
Also note that by taking the math portion of the test, your advisor will take the better of the two results.  So it is recommended to take the math portion of the test unless your ACT/SAT score places you into Calculus I (the highest possible placement).

DEVELOPMENTAL LEVEL COURSES

  • MATH ACT Score 16 or less  / MATH SAT Score of 450 or less places in MATH Dev 090, Elementary Algebra
  • MATH ACT Score 17-18  / MATH SAT Score 460-490 places in MATH Dev 091, Intermediate Algebra I
  • MATH ACT Score 19-21 / MATH SAT Score 500-520 places in MATH Dev 092, Intermediate Algebra II

COLLEGE LEVEL I

MATH ACT Score 22-24 / MATH SAT Score 530-570, choose from:

  • MATH 112, Statistics in Daily Life
  • MATH 113, Quantitative Reasoning
  • MATH 149, Math for Elementary Teachers I
  • MATH 163, MATH Modeling w/ Elementary Functions: Business
  • MATH 173, College Algebra
  • MATH 175, Trigonometry

COLLEGE LEVEL II

MATH ACT Score: 25-27 / MATH SAT Score 580-630, choose from:

  • MATH 165, Finite Mathematics
  • MATH 167, Business Calculus
  • MATH 185, Pre-calculus

CALCULUS

  • MATH ACT Score 28 or higher  / MATH SAT Score 640 or higher places in MATH 187, Calculus I

If you completed a state approved Quantitative transitional math course with a grade of C or better you may enroll in Math 112 or Math 113.

If you completed a state approved STEM transitional math course with a grade of C or better you may enroll in Math 112, 113, 149, 163 or 173.

Your advisor will help you choose the course that is right for you.