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Assessment

The purpose of assessment testing is to place students in English, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Math classes that match their skill level so that students can be successful.

English

  • If you have received a placement of ENGWR 300, you do not have to go to the Assessment Center for an English-Writing assessment. Your placement is based on your high school records.
  • If you have placed into any other English-Writing class, you may go to the Assessment Center to see if you can test into a higher level of English-Writing. Your placement will be based on a review of your assessment results and high school records.
  • If you have an AP Test result (score of 3 or higher) for English Language & Composition/English Literature & Composition, or a college transcript from outside Los Rios showing that you passed the first semester composition course (or prerequisite), please bring Photo ID and printouts of results to the Admissions and Records Counter in Aspen Hall (FL1) to complete the English Prerequisite Clearance form or obtain the Prerequisite Challenge application.

Please note: Unofficial printouts will allow you to enroll. Officials will be required for possible college credit.

To review your course placements, log into your eServices account. Click the Steps to Success tab.

Reading

  • If you have received a placement of Test Out - Competency Met, you will not be required to take an English -Reading (ENGRD) class.
  • If you assessed into any ENGRD class, you may go to the Assessment Center to see if you can test into a higher level of English - Reading or to see if you can meet competency.

To review your course placements, log into your eServices account. Click the Steps to Success tab.

ESL

If English is not your first language, please visit the Assessment Center to take the ESL Assessment Test.

Math

If you have not passed college or AP math or statistics, please go to the Assessment Center to take the math assessment. Prepare ahead of time by studying! It generally takes 1-2 hours. Please bring your Photo ID, FLC Student ID number, $2 for parking, and a copy of your high school transcript. Your placement will be based on a review of you assessment results and high school records.

If you have an AP Test result for Calculus or Statistics (score of 3 or higher), or a college transcript from outside Los Rios showing that you passed ("C" grade) a math or statistics class, please bring Photo ID and printouts of results to Admissions and Records (FLC,EDC,RCC) to complete the Math Prerequisite Clearance form or to obtain the Prerequisite Challenge application.

Please note: Unofficial printouts will allow you to enroll. Officials will be required for possible college credit.

To be admitted to assessment testing, students must:

  1. Bring their student ID number. Students must be currently active as an FLC student by completing the online application or the supplemental enrollment form. Students who applied to another Los Rios college must go to their eServices account to add FLC.
  2. Bring a photo ID (school or government issued). Acceptable photo ID includes: driver's license/state ID card, Los Rios student ID card, high school ID, passport, or other college photo ID card.
  3. Comply with districtwide assessment practices (effective October 1, 2015).

Click here for retest and assessment expiration date information.

Placement testing is on a first come, first serve basis. No appointments are necessary. Please see Testing Calendars for testing dates and times.

Disabled Students Programs & Services Accommodations

Students who need special accommodations for testing should call the DSP&S office at FLC (916) 608-6611, EDC (530) 642-5630 or RCC (916) 361-6312.

Announcement Related to Summer/Fall 2019 Enrollment

English and Math placement testing will end at the end of January 2019. English as a Second Language assessment testing will continue.

Due to CA Assembly Bill 705, all students will have the opportunity to qualify for transfer level math and English, potentially with additional academic supports, effective for summer and fall 2019 enrollment.

Research shows that a high school grade point average is the strongest predictor of performance in college-level coursework. With the newly enacted Assembly Bill 705, students who graduated from a United State high school in the last 10 years will receive English and Math placements using high school records instead of assessment tests.

Advanced education students, students who have foreign transcripts, and students who graduated more than 10 years ago will use a Guided Self-Placement tool instead of high school records. Guided Self-Placement is an activity that provides an opportunity to choose the course(s) most suitable for you. The Los Rios District is developing this tool at this time, and the tool will be made available prior to summer/fall enrollment.

Contact Information 

Renee Hyder

Matthew Lee

assessment@flc.losrios.edu

Folsom Lake College Campus
(916) 608-6573

(916) 608-6781       Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday only

El Dorado Center Campus
(530) 642-5649

Rancho Cordova Center Campus
(916) 361-6321

Office Location
We are located in Aspen Hall FL1-152.