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Mission College Sample Tests

You can download or view the following sample tests by clicking on the links below.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Placement Test

 The CELSA ESL (English as a Second Language) Placement Test is a two part test, and it will place you into your ESL courses. It consists of a 45-minute timed computer portion with 75 multiple choice items and a 30-minute timed writing sample on a specific topic. Students should reserve two hours to complete this test.

It takes approximately five (5) business days to get your results back, because the essay portion of the test needs to be evaluated by the ESL Department.

Reading Assessment Test

The CTEP Reading Placement Test portion will also place you into your reading course. A high score on this assessment can also be used to fulfill your reading requirement for graduation.

Information Competency Proficiency Exam

The Information Competency Proficiency Exam (aka: Lib 10 Test) tests students’ information competency skills. Students who receive a score of at least 70% on this exam fulfill the Information Competency proficiency graduation requirement at Mission College.

Students currently enrolled in Library 10 Basic Information Competency are not eligible to take the exam.

The test is timed and has a two hour time limit.

Additional Practice Resources

Students are encouraged to look at these additional resources and to practice the sample tests and study prior to taking the exams.

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