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Test Descriptions
ENGLISH and MATH ASSESSMENT SCHEDULES

Study Guides: Which test should you take?

The study guide is intended to give you a general idea of what is on the test. The questions and answers are similar, but not identical, to those presented on the test.

If you are interested in taking an English or math course at SRJC, you are required to take a placement test prior to registering for the class. The results of your placement test will help determine which college course is appropriate for you current skill level. Multiple measures are also considered when determining course placement.

  • English - This study guide is to help you determine your current skill level in reading comprehension, sentence structure and writing.

  • Pre-Algebra - This study guide is to help you determine your current skill level in arithmetic, pre-algebra, and basic algebra.

  • Algebra - This study guide is to help you determine your current skill level in pre algebra, elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, college algebra, and trigonometry.

  • College Algebra - This study guide is to help you determine your current skill level in calculus and trigonometry or beyond.

  • Chemistry - This is not a placement test. This study guide is to help you determine your current skill level in chemistry. A scientific calculator will be provided. The Chemistry Diagnostic Review is for students who have not completed Chem42 and want to enroll in Chem1A or Chem4A.

  • ESL
    Reading sample questions: http://www.act.org/compass/tests/esl/reading1.html
    Grammar sample questions: http://www.act.org/compass/tests/esl/grammar1.html

  • NonCredit ESL Study Guide - The test itself is 30 minutes long, with an additional 15 minutes for instruction. There is a picture prompt that students will have 30 minutes to write as much as they can about one or as many things that are happening in the picture. Prior to the test the student will complete their information on a test scantron form. The writing assessment is evaluated by ESL instructors, and students can access their test results in their student portal within 2 business days.

  • Take the right English and Math courses - prepare for the placement test:
    Sign up for the English JAM Workshop click here for more information
    Sign up for the Math JAM Workshop click here for more information

  • Additional placement testing preparation resources at www.compasstestprep.com and www.khanacademy.com

Questions or comments about this page may be sent to pdennis@santarosa.edu.

 

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