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Location Assessment Center
Student Activity Center West
Phone 831.479.6165
Fax 831.479.6169
Office Hours Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-4:30pm
Fri: 9am-12pm
We're in the office at these times unless noted on the calendar or if we're in Watosnville.
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Collaborating Students

Scoring Criteria and Assessment Info for
Math, English and ESL

As of February 2018, our placement system has changed.  We now use a combination of assessment test score and your high school academic history.  This generates a placement code that is then uploaded to your record.  Here's what you will see in WebAdvisor/Student Planning:

MMAP MATH - these are not test scores, they are placement codes. 

no placement, re-assessment advised
10-19 Math 254
20-29 Math 154/112
30-39 Math 142, 152, 153
40-42 Math 142, 152, 153 or 12: Statistics
43-49 Math 2, 3, 4, 10, 12, 13, 15, 18, Bus 9, and Psych 2A
50-52 Math 5A or Math 2, 3, 4, 10, 12, 13, 15, 18, Bus 9, and Psych 2A

Please note: as of Fall 2018, ALL students are eligible to enroll in Math 12, Statistics. Your course selection depends on your education plan. Please see a counselor for confirmation that Math 12 in right for you.


MMAP English
- these are not test scores, they are placement codes. 

30-39  English 100 (or ESL 100)
40-49 English 1A and English 101A English Comp Plus (co-req)
50-59 English 1A

If you assessed before February 2018 - your test results are still valid. See below for the scoring criteria:


MDTP MATH   

Choice 1:  Algebra Readiness

  • For students with basic math or no math classroom experience
  • 50 questions/45 minutes
Your Algebra Readiness Score: 
Places you into:
0-25 Math 254 - Essential Math
26+

Math 154 - Elementary Algebra or

Math 112 - Pre- Statistics

---OR---

Choice 2:  Algebra

  • For students with Intermediate Algebra or Algebra II classroom experience
  • 45 questions/45 minutes
Your Algebra Score: Places you into:
1-11  Placement not determined. Recommends you take Algebra Readiness/Arithmetic Test or retest in Algebra
12-23

Math 152 - Intermediate Algebra

Math 142- Applied Intermediate Algebra

Math 153- Geometry

24+ Transfer level math: Math 2 ,3 ,4, 10, 12,13, 15, 18

 


CTEP ENGLISH

Part 1: Reading Comprehension

  • 7 reading selections, 35 questions/30 minutes

Part 2: Sentence Structure & Grammar

  • 30 questions / 20 minutes
Your English Score Places you into:
0-36

Eng 100 and 100Lab- Elements of Writing

ESL 100 - Advanced High level Academic English

37-49

Eng 1A plus and ENGL 101A

50+ Eng 1A - College Composition and LIBR 10- Info Research, Transfer Level


CTEP READING

Reading Comprehension

  • 7 reading selections, 35 questions/30 minutes
Your Reading Score Places you into:
0-13 Reading 255 - Basic Reading
14-18 Reading 205 or 206 - Intro to College Reading
19-23 Reading 100 or 106 - College Reading
24+ Reading 52 - Speed and Comprehension, Transfer Level

CELSA - English as Second Language for students whose first language is not English

  • 3 passages, multiple choice, fill in the blank: 75 questions, 45 minutes
Your ESL Score Places you into:
0-39 ESL 550 non credit, bridge to college
40-50 ESL 253/253L - Beginning Academic English
51-69 ESL 254/254L- Intermediate Academic English
70+ ESL 255/255L - Advanced Academic English successful completion of ESL 255 satisfies the pre-req to English 100/ESL 100

 

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