* Change in testing hours for Thursday, September 27th:
Hours will be 9-4:30 (last seating is at 2pm)
Assessment Center Overview
The Assessment Center provides a variety of testing services to help you in determining correct course selection. Academic placement assessments are scheduled regularly, and include English writing and reading, Mathematics, and English as a Second Language. For more information about the tests administered by the Assessment Center, please visit our Testing Offered page.
The Assessment Center also administers, by appointment only, Math Graduation Competency, English as a Second Language (ESL), and the Ability-to-Benefit test.
If you would like to review any areas before you test, please visit our Study Guides page.
Understanding Your Placement:
As one of the mandates of Assembly Bill (AB 705) passed in Fall of 2017, CRC has updated the method for placing students in their first English or Math course and will now be using "Multiple Measures" such as a combination of high school course information, high school GPA, and assessment information.
You can find your placement results for English Reading, English Writing, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Math in your eServices account under Student Center", then select the "Steps to Success" tab. Your placements are displayed in the "Assessment Placements" section. Placements may be based on a review of your academic record or an assessment test. Please see messages below from CRC academic departments concerning your placements.
Please note: the Math Department encourages all first-time college students to take an assessment test, even if a placement based on past academic records is available. Please use the information below to assist you in understanding your placement.
Please go to the Assessment Center to complete the Math assessment test to determine your final placement. Here is a link for the CRC Assessment Center where you will also find the current testing schedules: https://www.crc.losrios.edu/services/assessment
If you have taken the AP calculus exam or AP stat exam, EAP or CAASPP exam please submit a completed Math Challenge Form MathClearanceChallengeForm718.pdf to Admissions and Records and bring proof of your exam scores with you.
For information on how to get Into the Right Math Course click here
If you have received a placement of ENGWR 300, you do not have to go to the Assessment Center for an English-Writing assessment. If you have placed into any other English-Writing class (ENGWR), you may go to the Assessment Center to see if you can test into a higher level of English-Writing. Here is a link for the CRC Assessment Center whereyou will also find the current testing schedules: https://www.crc.losrios.edu/services/assessment
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 placed 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. Here is a link for the CRC Assessment Center where you will also find the current testing schedules: https://www.crc.losrios.edu/services/assessment
If you are still learning the English language and feel that you may need to take the ESL assessment, below is a link to with additional information: https://www.crc.losrios.edu/services/assessment
If you have passed an ERWC (Expository Reading And Writing) 12th grade course, please bring a completed English Challenge form EnglishClearanceChallengeForm718.pdf to Admissions and Records along with a copy of your unofficial transcript.
Courses taken Outside Los Rios:
If you have passed a math or English class at a college outside of the Los Rios Community College District, please review the pre-approved course list:
If your course is included on the pre-approved list, please bring either an official or unofficial transcript to the Admissions & Records Office, along with the appropriate MathClearanceChallengeForm718.pdf or the EnglishClearanceChallengeForm718.pdf. Admissions & Records staff will assist you with getting the prerequisite cleared.
If you do not see your non-Los Rios course listed, you will need to challenge the prerequisite by completing a MathClearanceChallengeForm718.pdf and submitting to the Math Department located in SCI-501 or by fax to 916.691.7437. English prerequisite challenge forms are available only in the Humanities and Social Sciences Area Office, located in SOC-158.
Hours of Operation:
Testing hours vary. Click link below for schedule:
Library Building, First Floor, L-106C