Placement Test Preparation

What Exam are you preparing for?

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) encourages the use of placement test preparation materials for the placement tests. There are a limited number of times that an individual can take the placement test, so reviewing these preparation materials will be important.

Completion of the following materials will also satisfy the remediation requirement for free retesting.

Please remember to bring your printed, completed study materials, or display your completed practice work on the ACCUPLACER app in order to retest for free.

 About the Test

  Web-Based Study App

ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Reading

ACCUPLACER Next-Generation Writing

Please remember to bring in the completed, printed test or worksheet or have available the completed app if you would like to retest for free.

The Work Keys exam is a test of essential work skills in three areas:  Applied Mathematics, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents.  Each section of this computer based test has a maximum time limit of 55 minutes.  The cost for the Work Keys exam is $45. Payment can be made using this online form, or by completing the paper form located at the bottom of this page.

Scheduling Information:

  • La Plata administers the Work Keys exam by appointment only.  Call 301-934-7657 or stop by the Testing Center in LR 114 to schedule your test.  
  • Leonardtown administers the Work Keys exam by appointment only. Call 240-725-5340 or stop by the Testing Center in A109 to schedule your test.
  • Prince Frederick administers the Work Keys exam by appointment only.  Call 443-550-6040 or stop by PF 102 to schedule your test.
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