Understanding your Test Results

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Two business days after you have taken the LBCC Assessment Test you can review your results online by logging onto the Viking Student Portal. Once you have logged on, you will be able to access your test results under Academic Records.

If you do not see your assessment results within 2 business days after you have taken the test or have further questions, please contact the LAC Assessment Center for assistance. You can view placement sequences for English, Math, and ESL to identify where you placed and to know which courses will fulfill your educational goal.

Understanding your Reading Course Placement

Course Name Description
Reading Proficiency Met For Graduation Your assessment results indicate that you are reading at the minimum level for college. You are not required to take a reading course.
Read 82 Your assessment results indicate that taking a reading class will be beneficial to your overall success in college. Read 82 is a course that will help you strengthen and deepen your general comprehension and critical reading skills. The successful completion of this class will satisfy the reading proficiency requirement for the Associate Degree at LBCC.
Read 883 Your assessment results indicate that you would benefit from a course that will help you further develop your reading and comprehension skills. Read 883 reinforces instruction in reading improvement strategies.
Read 882 Your assessment results indicate that you would benefit from a course that will help you improve your reading and vocabulary skills. Read 882 will help you begin to bridge the gap between your reading level and the comprehension skills needed to successfully complete college courses that require significant amounts of academic reading.
Read 881 Your assessment results indicate that you need a course that will help you improve your reading skills. Read 881 will assist you in comprehension strategies, vocabulary development, and word analysis. Without the appropriate comprehension skills, you may find some college level courses to be extremely challenging.
Read 880 Your assessment results indicate that you need a course in basic reading skills. Read 880 will provide instruction in comprehension, vocabulary building, and word recognition skills.

Understanding your English Course Placement

Course Name Description
English 1 Your assessment results indicate that you are ready to take a college-level (transferable) course in English composition. English 1 focuses on reading, research, and critical thinking. You are expected to write multiple research-based essays. English 1 is transferable to the California State University (CSU), University of California (UC) and private four-year colleges.
English 105 Your assessment results indicate that you will benefit from a class that will help you express your ideas in written form. English 105 will prepare you for the college-level writing course, English 1.
English 801AB Your assessment results indicate that you need to work on basic writing skills and English grammar. English 801AB will help you improve your development of sentences and paragraphs as you learn about the writing process and write brief essays.
English as a Second language (ESL) ESL 146 – Comprehensive Grammar ESL 54 – Effective Writing for ESL ESL 56 – Preparation for College Level Writing ESL 33 – College English Skills for ESL ESL 34 – College English Skills for ESL (Satisfies Associate Degree Requirement)

Understanding your Math Course Placement

Before you enroll in a math course, please see a Counselor to discuss the most appropriate math sequence for your educational goal and major.

Students who wish to take a math course lower than the level recommended may do so without the approval of the Math department. Students who have completed math courses in high school or another college and want to take a course that is higher than their course recommendation should take the following steps:

If a student received an A or B in higher math courses in high school (in the past 4 years), please contact the Math Department or Admissions & Records.  

  1. Obtain a Prerequisite Course Evaluation Form from the Admissions Office.
  2. Attach an official transcript or copy to the form.
  3. Submit to the form and transcripts to Admissions & Records. Students may also see the Math Placement Advisor regarding course placement in high-level courses such as pre-calculus and first-semester calculus.
Course Name Description
Math 60 Transferable Math: Your assessment results indicate that your math level is first calculus course. The topics covered in this first semester calculus course include limits; differentiation rules for all basic functions, including exponential, logarithmic and inverse trigonometric functions; applications of differentiation including optimization problems, L’ Hospital’s Rule, and graphing; definite and indefinite integrals; and applications of integrals, including areas between curves, volumes, and work problems. It is highly recommended that each and every student consults with his or her counselor before choosing a transferable math class.
Math 50 Transferable Math: Your assessment results indicate that your math level is pre-calculus math. This course serves as a preparation for calculus. The topics covered include a review of algebra, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions, applications of trigonometry including complex numbers and vectors, systems of equations and inequalities including matrices, sequences and series, and topics from analytic geometry. It is highly recommended that each and every student consults with his or her counselor before choosing a transferable math class.
Math 40 Transferable math: Your assessment results indicate that your math level is trigonometry. In this course, the topics that are covered include right triangle trigonometry, circular functions, inverse functions, identities and formulas, graphing, trigonometric equations, the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines, and complex numbers and polar coordinates. It is highly recommended that each and every student consults with his or her counselor before choosing a transferable math class.
Math 37, Math 45, Statistics 1 Transferable Math: your assessment results indicate that you are ready to take a college level (transferable) course in math. The math class a student needs to take depends greatly on the students major and where they plan to transfer to. It is highly recommended that each and every student consults with his or her counselor before choosing a transferable math class.
Math 130, Math 120 Your assessment results indicate that your math level is equal to intermediate algebra. In this course, the topics that are covered include polynomial, algebraic, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions; graphing; systems of equations and inequalities; and roots radicals and complex numbers. Some students (depending on his or her major) must also take Math 120 (Geometry). The topics that are covered in math 120 include deductive reasoning, basic postulates and theorems, congruency, similarity, constructions, area, and volume. Completion of Math 130 meets the math proficiency requirement for the Associate Degree.
Math 110 Based on your assessment results, it is recommended that you take elementary algebra. This course covers basic algebra, including fractions, graphing, quadratics, and applications of algebra to the solution word problems. Recommended Preparation: Students who have not met the reading proficiency requirement should complete a reading course before taking this course.
Math 815 Based on your assessment results, it is recommended that you take pre-algebra in preparation for elementary algebra. Math 815 introduces you to signed numbers, exponents, roots, evaluation and simplification of algebraic expressions.
Math 805 Based on your assessment results, it is recommended that you work in the following skill areas: basic arithmetic, fractions, decimals, percentages, and word problems.