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Assessment Test Preparation

What to Bring to the Assessment Center test

Important: You may test twice per 365-day period. You must wait seven days to re-test.

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Do You Need an Accomodation?

Do you need extended time or another accommodation for a disability? If yes, call (408) 855-5085 to make advance arrangements for testing at our Disability Support Center

Do you need to take a test?

Click on Alternatives to Testing to see if you qualify for an exemption.

Choose the Tests You Need to Take
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) • Allow two hours. This test includes a multiplechoice section and a writing sample.
  • English • Allow two hours. This test includes three multiple-choice sections on reading, grammar and syntax.
  • Reading • Allow one hour. This test is only an option if you already have an English placement.
  • MATH. Allow one to two hours depending on which test you choose (includes a questionnaire and a tutorial.) Math tests #1, #2 and #3 are 45-minute timed tests.  Test #4 is a 90-minute timed test.

Choose one math test:

  • Test #1 tests arithmetic skills for placement into Math 900 (Arithmetic Functions), Math 902 (PreAlgebra), Math 903 (Elementary Algebra), or Math 909 (Integrated Statistics). Allow one hour.
  • Test #2 tests algebra skills for placement into Math C (Intermediate Algebra). Allow one hour.
  • Test #3 tests intermediate algebra skills for placement into Statistics or Pre-Calculus. Allow one hour.
  • Test #4 tests pre-calculus skills for placement into Pre-Calculus or Calculus). Allow two hours
View the Testing Schedule

See the Assessment Center Schedule