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Testing Offered

Testing Offered

Testing Offered

 English and Math:

IMPORTANT:  As one of the mandates of AB705, English and Math placement testing will end at the end of January 2019.

ESL, ATB and Math Competency testing will continue to be offered.  See Assessment main page for additional information.

English as a Second Language (ESL) (not timed)
The ESL test is for students whose native language is not English and who wish to enroll in ESL classes. The first part of the test is a 30 minute timed written essay. The second part is an Accuplacer computerized test for grammar, listening and reading. 

Other Assessments:

AA/AS Degree Graduation Math Competency:

Mathematics graduation competency may be satisfied by passing timed competency tests, or by completing specific courses as listed in the Graduation Requirements section of the Catalog. Please see your counselor to determine which examination below is appropriate.

Elementary Algebra - The test is composed of 35 elementary algebra items. No calculators are permitted. It is administered using paper and pencil, is timed, and is 30 minutes in length. Allow additional time for the entire session. A maximum of 4 attempts within a two-year period (2 times per semester, once in summer, 30 days between attempts) is permitted. Students with 2008-2009 or earlier catalog rights are eligible to take the Elementary Math Competency Exam. For more information see a counselor.

Intermediate Algebra - The test is comprised of 20 intermediate algebra items. No calculators are permitted. It is administered using paper and pencil, is timed, and is 60 minutes in length. Allow additional time for the entire session. A maximum of 4 attempts within a two-year period (2 times per semester, once in summer, 30 days between attempts) is permitted. Students with 2009-2010 or later catalog rights are eligible to take the Intermediate Algebra Math Competency Exam. For more information see a counselor.  

Ability-to-Benefit (ATB)  (not timed)

The Ability-to-Benefit test is required for students who do not have a high school diploma or GED to establish eligibility for federal financial aid (e.g., Pell Grant, student loans). Two attempts are permitted, with a 2 week waiting period between. The Ability-to-Benefit test is an un-timed, three-part test consisting of language, reading, and math. The Ability- to-Benefit test is given by appointment only on scheduled days during the month to students who have been determined eligible to take the test by the Financial Aid Office. (Call 916-691-7332 to schedule an appointment). Note: If a student does not pass the ATB Test, skill improvement must be completed before rescheduling a subsequent test.

NOTE: Math Competency and Ability to Benefit Tests are not available on a drop in basis. Call 916-691-7332 to schedule an appointment.

**RESULTS**

Computerized test results are available immediately upon completion of testing.

Paper and pencil test results are available 3 business days after testing.

Where to Find Us

Location: Library Bldg, L-125 (1st Floor) Student Access Center
Hours:

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Phone: (916) 691-7332
Email: CRC-Assessment@crc.losrios.edu