Types of Assessment Tests
Descriptions of the assessment tests at LBCC

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The purpose of the full assessment test is to identify the Reading, English, and Math skill levels of LBCC students so that they will enroll in the appropriate courses. If your LBCC Assessment Placements are more than 2 years old and you have not enrolled in a Reading, Math, or English class, we strongly recommend that you retake the test.

Full Assessment

This is a three-part test consisting of Reading, English, and Math. The assessments are not timed, but most students complete the Full Assessment within 2.5 hours.  

Reading

ACCUPLACER Reading Comprehension
This section of the test has multiple choice questions and is not timed. The test questions are presented in an adaptive mode based on your answers, with quick testing and accurate placement. Possible placements range from Reading 880 to Reading Proficiency Met for Graduation.

ENGLISH

ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills
This section of the test has multiple choice questions and is not timed. The test questions are presented in an adaptive mode based on your answers, with quick testing and accurate placement. Possible placements range from English 801A to English 1.

MATHEMATICS

Accuplacer Computerized Math Test
This section of the test has 15-20 questions and is not timed. The test questions are presented in an adaptive mode based on your answers, with quick testing and accurate placement. Possible placements range from Math 805- Math 60. Students are not allowed to use their own calculators for any part of the test.

No Appointment needed! Full Assessments are administered on a walk-in basis ONLY during the hours posted in the Assessment Schedule.

INDIVIDUAL TESTING

Students MUST make an appointment for the Individual English or Chemistry assessments by phone. Please contact the Assessment Center for more information.

English Assessment

This section involves writing an essay in response to a topic. The student has 40 minutes to complete the essay. Importance is placed on the student’s usage of grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and ability to support the topic with details.

Chemistry Assessment

This is a 45-minute assessment and scientific calculators are not allowed.  This is a paper and pencil test that will place you in either Chemistry 1A (General Chemistry) or Chemistry 2 (Elementary Chemistry).

INDIVIDUAL READING AND INDIVIDUAL MATH ASSESSMENTS ONLY CAN BE COMPLETED DURING FULL ASSESSMENT TESTING SESSIONS.

EXEMPTIONS & RETEST POLICY

You may be exempt from completing the Assessment and Orientation requirement. Students who may be exempt may request a waiver by submitting one of the following forms:

Assessment Exemption Waiver, Form A

Assessment Exemption Waiver, Form B

If you find that you need to retake the test, we encourage students to enroll in the courses you placed into to be successful. A student can retake all or part of the Assessment Test after five months from your original test date.

If a student has limited English language skills contact the ESL Office before testing. Any student with an identified disability Needs to contact Disabled Student Services before testing.