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Purpose/Content of the Assessment Test

The purpose of the LBCC assessment test is to identify your current reading, writing and math skill levels so that you will enroll in the appropriate level of these courses and have a better chance of success.

The assessment test consists of four sections. They are:

  • Reading Comprehension - Placements from BAE 601A to Reading Proficiency Met for Graduation
  • Writing (Sentence Skills) - Placements from English 801A to English 1
  • Writing (Essay) - Placements range English 801A to English 1
  • Math - Placements range Math 805 to Math 60

The reading, writing (sentence skills) and mathematics portions of the test are conducted on Accuplacer computerized software. The essay-writing portion is a handwritten composition in response to a topic.

Test Preparation Assistance Available            

The Multidisciplinary Success Centers offers assistance to students who would like to:

1. Prepare for the Assessment Test* or
2. Prepare to retake the Assessment Test.

This is done via a free, non-credit and open-entry/open-exit Basic Adult Education course, BAE 601B. Students who meet BAE 601B entrance criteria (demonstrate 8th grade level or above reading, writing and math skills on the BAE initial evaluation) can enroll at any time during the semester. 

Once you are enrolled in this course, you will meet with a faculty member who will discuss with you your goals, your academic history, and evaluate your skill levels in order to assess your level of preparedness and pinpoint areas where review of skills is needed. You will then receive individualized assignments and instruction that will help you brush up on your specific areas of need. Please come to one of the Multidisciplinary Success Centers for more information.

*Note to students who have not yet completed the Assessment and Orientation mandate: 

Because all students are normally required to complete Assessment and Orientation prior to registration, if you have not yet done this, you must complete and submit an Assessment & Orientation Exemption Form prior to registering in BAE 601 or any other class.  You can acquire this form by visiting Admissions & Records at either campus or the ESL Office at the PCC. This form allows students to enroll in courses prior to Assessment and Orientation.


For further information, please call (562) 938-3991 for the PCC Center or (562) 938-4699 for the LAC Center.