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Don't be like Joe. Try out the study guides below before taking your assessment:
ACCUPLACER ENL samples [PDF: 99KB]
ACCUPLACER ESL samples [PDF: 113KB]
ACCUPLACER Math samples [PDF: 130KB]
Answer Key [PDF: 80KB]
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In keeping with matriculation guidelines and to better conserve limited resources, Los Angeles Valley College enforces the following policies regarding retesting:
Assessment at Los Angeles Valley College is a matriculation component designed to make students successful by ensuring they have the appropriate skills to succeed in English and math courses. We offer assessments in English and Math as well as tests in Chemistry, Ability to Benefit and Math Competency.
Los Angeles Valley College uses ACCUPLACER to place students in English, ESL and math courses.
Students must take the English Assessment prior to enrolling in English classes. The exception is the student who has a satisfactory grade in English composition documented by transcripts from an accredited college.
The Assessment Center offers two types of computerized English assessments:
NOTE: For test samples and study guides please Click Below:
ENGLISH AS A NATIVE LANGUAGE (ENL):
ENL assessment is taken on a computer and is untimed. Most students take approximately one hour to complete it. The assessment is in two parts--Reading Comprehension and Sentence Skills. Students may only assess once every three (3) years. However, the test may not be repeated once students enroll into the English course sequences.
You may place in any of the following English courses:
College Reading and Composition
Intermediate Reading and Composition
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL):
ESL assessment is designed for students for whom English is their second language and want to learn how to speak/read/write in English. The ESL assessment is taken on a computer and is untimed. Most students take approximately one hour to complete it. The assessment is in 3 parts-- Reading Skills, Sentence Meaning and Language Usage. Students may only assess once every three (3) years. However, the test may not be repeated once students enroll into the ESL course sequences.
You may place in any of the following ESL courses:
ESL for Academic Purposes III
ESL for Academic Purposes II
ESL for Academic Purposes I
College Conversation English as a Second Language
Introduction to College English as a Second Language
Introduction to English as a Second Language Reading Skills
The Mathematics Assessment is required of any student who wishes to enroll into any Valley College Math course. High school Math courses may not be used for placement into Math classes at Valley College.
The Mathematics Placement Test is taken on a computer and is untimed. It takes approximately one hour to complete. Math testing may include up to three separate tests: Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, and College-Level Math. Calculators are NOT allowed.
The math assessment is adaptive. Students can place in one of three math levels:
Math 105/Math 112/Math 113
Math 113/ Math 115/ Math 120/ Math 125
Math 215/ Math 225/ Math 245/ Math 240/Math 238/ Math 260 and Math 265
In computerized adaptive testing the computer selects the test questions administered to the student. The computer adapts each test to the examinee. The computer keeps track of a student’s performance on each test item and uses this information to select the next item to be administered or whether the student will move on to the next level of the test or not.
Students may view their placement results online in the student information system at: https://eweb1.laccd.edu/WebStudent/signon.asp
No. Students taking the assessment may only assess once a year (1) years. This also applies to students who have assessed at any LACCD campus. Please note that no retests are permitted if a student begins the sequence of courses they originally placed in..
The Assessment Center issues Los Angeles Valley College placement scores only. Students must complete a Placement Result Request and Release Form [Word doc: 76KB] ( print it, fill it out ,sign it, and send it), email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax it to 818-947-2826
All requests must include:
Telephone requests are not accepted. All students must provide a photo ID to pick up test scores. Test scores cannot be picked up by another person unless the student has provided written permission.
The Assessment Center also offers the following exams:
CHEMISTRY READINESS TEST: (This test is currently unavailable)
California Chemistry Readiness Diagnostic Test
The California Chemistry Readiness Diagnostic Test (Chemistry Readiness Exam) is a Chemistry 101 placement exam. The Assessment Center offers these exams by appointment only. Students must score a 23 or better to pass. Students who score below a 23 must enroll in the required pre-requisite courses. Students who pass the exam must meet the math pre-requisites prior to enrolling in Chemistry 101. The Chemistry Placement Test may not be repeated. Please call us or stop ny our office for scheduled dates and to make an appointment.
Materials to bring:
Please note: CALCULATORS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THIS TEST.
ACCUPLACER MATH TEST
As of fall 2009 all NEW students may meet their Math Competency for the Associates Degree by placing in College-Level Math (Math 225 and above). This is the same test as the one used for placement. If this is the appropriate test for you to take, and you have taken it previously as a placement test and placed in college level math courses you may use those results for completion of the Math Competency requirement. The Math Competency Test may only be taken once.
LACCD Math Competency Exam
The Los Angeles Community College District Math Competency Exam is for CONTINUING students who have been attending Valley College since prior to summer 2009. This exam is designed to meet the Math 115 graduation requirement for the Associates Degree. The Assessment Center offers this exam by appointment only. The Math Competency Exam may not be used to fulfill math prerequisites. Students who wish to enroll in higher-level math courses must take the math assessment. Students must score a 15 or better to pass. Students, who score below a 15, must enroll in Math 115. You may only test once. No retests are permitted.
Materials to bring:
Ability to Benefit and CELSA:
ATTENTION: Beginning July 1, 2012 the Ability to Benefit and CELSA will no longer be available to students to establish Financial Aid eligibility. Please go to the Financial Aid website for more information.