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Testing Offered

English, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Math assessment testing is used for guidance when selecting college courses and/or used for prerequisite compliance that must be presented to instructors of English, ESL, and Math classes at the first meeting.

English assessment measures reading comprehension, sentence structure, and usage. The test consists of reading comprehension (30 minutes), sentence structure and grammar (20 minutes), and sentence and syntax skills (15 minutes). All sections must be taken for a writing placement. Sample questions are available on the Study Guides page of the assessment website. The same handout is available in the Student Services lobby. The name of the test is CTEP.

Math assessments measure math skills. Students select from Algebra Readiness (45 minutes), Elementary Algebra (45 minutes), Intermediate Algebra (45 minutes), or Pre-Calculus (90 minutes). Students should choose a test that they are comfortable with based on looking at the sample questions that are available on the Study Guides page of the assessment website. The same handouts are also available in the Student Services lobby. MDTP is the name of the test.

ESL (English as a Second Language) testing is used for guidance when selecting English as a Second Language courses. English is not the student's primary language. Sample questions are available on the Study Guides page of the assessment website. The same handout is available in the Student Services lobby. COMPASS is the name of the test.

Graduation Proficiency Reading/Math testing may be required for graduation if coursework is not completed in Reading or Math or if evidence of competency passed is not presented at the time of petitioning for an AA or AS degree. COMPASS is used for reading proficiency. Beginning October 18th, 2013 the reading competency graduation requirement can only be met on your first placement attempt district wide. After the first placement test, students will have 2 attempts to take the COMPASS reading test. 

There are 2 different math competency tests depending on the student's catalog rights. Students must meet with a counselor to complete the Math Competency Approval Form prior to scheduling a math competency testing appointment.