STUDENT SUCCESS &
Assessment & Testing
The Assessment Center provides placement testing services to all new matriculating, continuing, and returning students.
Office: SSA 118
Testing Lab: SSA 120
Please call for current office hours.
Office telephone number:
*The Assessment Center does not send student test results to other institutions.
Appointments for the Math Competency tests require a referral from the Math Department.
STUDENT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER AND VALID PICTURE ID:
Students must show a valid GOVERNMENT ISSUED picture identification card and know their student identification number (88- _ _ _- _ _ _ _), in order to take any test and to receive testing results. The valid picture identification documents that may be used to show at the time of testing or to receive placement results are State Identification or Driver's License, Passport, or Government issued identification cards. New applicants will receive a confirmation email once online application has been submitted. You will receive your student ID number and registration appointment by email in five to ten business days. If you do not receive the emails in your email inbox, please check your spam/junk mail folder. Continuing students, if you do not remember or do not know your new student ID number, please go to the Student Information System. Select Student Information System, and logon to retrieve your student I.D. number by entering your social security or former student I.D. number that begins with ‘000’ and 4 Digit Pin number (by default this is your birth date, 4 digits, month and day)
PRACTICE for the English and math placement tests (Sample Questions):
For sample test questions visit the following website and click on desired test in bold: http://www.act.org/compass/sample/index.html
ENL: Writing Skills & Reading
ESL: Listening, Reading & Grammar/Usage
*Use of calculator is not allowed during placement test
The (COMPASS) test is adaptive. Adaptive testing is a process where test items are dynamically selected from a collection of test items. These items are based on student's response to previous questions.
If a student is presented with a question and answers it incorrectly he/she will be presented with a less difficult question. Conversely, if a student answers a question correctly, he/she will continue to receive questions each with increasing difficulty.
Please view calendar and testing dates description and requirements below.
Fast Track is a program designed to provide review for students wishing to take the Math Placement or Math Competency. Fast Track consists of a single non-credit, zero-unit course Basic Skills 023CE offered through the Learning Assistance Center (LAC). Students interested in taking this review should come to the LAC to enroll. For some students, the Fast Track program may also expedite the completion of the math sequence.
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