The Assessments officially measure your skills in English comprehension, reading and math. The scores from the Assessments are used for course placement in math, English and English as a Second Language. You are required to apply for admission and complete the online orientation before you take the assessment. Assessment times fill up very quickly and we are NOT able to accelerate the admission and assessment process for your personal academic needs. Plan ahead!!!
The Assessments are free. There are three assessments -
Students whose first language is not English are strongly advised to take the English as a Second Language Assessment. This is specially designed assessment is used to determine your reading/writing and listening/speaking English skills. It is designed to a match your skills within the IVC ESL curriculum and leads toward transfer level English.
Those taking the Math or English assessment are strongly encouraged to prepare for the assessment by reviewing the English study questions or the Math study questions before taking the assessment. Doing so could save you as much as 1 or 2 semesters of basic skills English or math courses.
Math and English Assessment Sessions last approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes. The ESL Assessment Session lasts approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes.