Assessments & Testing

Yukon College Assessments

The Yukon College Assessments measure a student’s abilities in mathematics and English, and help Academic Advisors place students in the appropriate courses.

ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension / Sentence Skills assessment
  • The Reading Comprehension portion of the test measures your ability to understand what you read, to identify main ideas and to make inferences. 
  • The Sentence Skills portion of the test measures your understanding of what makes a sentence complete and clear.
  • This test is done on a computer.
  • There is no time limit for this assessment; most people take 1-2 hours to complete it.
  • $15 per assessment.

About ACCUPLACER Tests

  • ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension / Sentence Skills tests use a multiple-choice format.
  • There’s no time limit on the tests, so you can focus on doing your best to demonstrate your skills.
  • ACCUPLACER uses the latest computer-adaptive technology.
  • Questions are presented based on your individual skill level. Your response to each question drives the difficulty level of the next question. It’s important to give each question as much thought as you can before selecting your answer.

Reading Comprehension

Measures your ability to understand what you read, to identify main ideas and to make inferences. You need to distinguish between direct statements and supporting ideas. 

Sentence Skills

Measures your understanding of what makes a sentence complete and clear. Some questions deal with the logic of the sentence, and others with the relationships between two sentences.


How can I prepare for the ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension / Sentence Skills test?

  • There are many sites that offer practice material and tips for how to do well on the ACCUPLACER tests. If you like, you can "google" 'ACCUPLACER practice tests'.
  • Also, see these practice samples: English ACCUPLACER, and ESL ACCUPLACER.
  • A free ACCUPLACER Study App is available on ITunes.

How can I schedule an ACCUPLACER assessment?

You can book an appointment to write the ACCUPLACER through:

Online booking

Book an appointment

Telephone

867.668.8832

Unable to attend one of our scheduled times? Please call and we will try to accommodate you.
Not in Whitehorse? Please call us to make arrangements.

For the testing session, you must bring photo ID.


When will I get the results?

You will receive your results within a week (often sooner) of completing the ACCUPLACER.  Results will also be forwarded to the Admissions Office and entered into your student file. 

The Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills test scores are reported on a 120-point scale. These score are listed in the column titled Total Right Score on your score report sheet. Example: If your Total Right Score is 78, that equates to 78/120.

Your ACCUPLACER scores are valid for two years.
You may rewrite an assessment after six months have passed.

For further assistance, contact the Testing Centre Coordinator at 867.668.8832 or testing@yukoncollege.yk.ca.

WritePlacer® Assessment
  • This test measures your ability to write effectively. You will write an essay (300 to 600 words) expressing your point of view on a given topic.
  • This test is done on a computer.
  • There is a 90 minute time limit for this assessment.
  • $15 per assessment.

How can I prepare for a Writeplacer assessment?

This test measures your ability to write effectively. You will be given an introduction to an important issue. You will then write an essay (minimum 300 words) expressing your point of view on that issue, supporting your opinion with reasons and examples. The score will be based on your focus, organization, development and support, sentence structure and mechanical conventions.

  • This test is done on a computer.
  • Sample essays are available.
  • There is a 70 minute time limit for this assessment.

Review options:


How can I schedule an Writeplacer assessment?

You can book an appointment to write the through:

Online booking

Book an appointment

Telephone

867.668.8832

Unable to attend one of our scheduled times? Please call and we will try to accommodate you.
Not in Whitehorse? Please call us to make arrangements.

For the testing session, you must bring photo ID.


When will I get the results?

You will receive your results within a week (often sooner) of completing the Writeplacer.  Results will also be forwarded to the Admissions Office and entered into your student file. 

The Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills test scores are reported on a 120-point scale. These score are listed in the column titled Total Right Score on your score report sheet. Example: If your Total Right Score is 78, that equates to 78/120.

Your Writeplacer scores are valid for two years.
You may rewrite an assessment after six months have passed.

For further assistance, contact the Testing Centre Coordinator at 867.668.8832 or testing@yukoncollege.yk.ca.

Math assessment

The Yukon College Mathematics assessment has two parts. The first part consists of 30 questions on basic math skills (whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percent, ratio and proportions, and word problems). The second part, also 30 questions, tests knowledge of introductory and intermediate algebra skills.

The Yukon College Mathematics assessment uses a multiple-choice format.

Review booklets are available.


How can I schedule a Math assessment?

You can book an appointment to write the Math assessment through:

Online booking

Book an appointment

Telephone

867.668.8832

Unable to attend one of our scheduled times? Please call and we will try to accommodate you.
Not in Whitehorse? Please call us to make arrangements.


When will I get the results?

You will receive your results within a week (often sooner) of completing the Math assessment.  Results will also be forwarded to the Admissions Office and entered into your student file. 

Your Math assessment scores are valid for two years.

You may rewrite an assessment after six months have passed.

ESL (English-as-a-Second-Language) Testing

We currently offer the ESL ACCUPLACER test.

Please call 867.668.8850 for more information and appointment booking.

Book an appointment online

Book your assessment today!

Yukon College Testing Centre
Ayamdigut Campus, room A2317
Whitehorse

Telephone

867.668.8832


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Proctoring / Invigilation Services

  • Yukon College Testing Centre provides invigilation of tests and exams from colleges, universities and institutions across Canada, and the US.
  • Contact the Testing Centre Coordinator to schedule exams or for more information at 867.668.8832 or testing@yukoncollege.yk.ca.
  • Invigilation fees will be $70 for exams up to three hours and $20 for each hour thereafter.

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