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Placement Testing and Other Assessment Services

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Assessment Services provides the following tests and services:

  • Placement Testing
  • ESL Placement Testing
  • GED
  • ACE/GMCT: Mathematics Competency Exam
  • Evaluation of placement test results from other 2-year colleges
  • Proctoring Services for Distance Learning Programs
  • Chemistry Diagnostic Review

Placement Tests: English and Math
The Placement Tests are designed to assess the current reading, writing, and math skills of new and continuing students wanting to enroll in an English or Math course while attending Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC). The results from your placement tests determine your eligibility to enroll in courses that are appropriately matched to your skill level. In addition, several multiple measures are also considered when determining course placement. http://www.santarosa.edu/app/placement/English-Math-Chemistry/. Assessment Services will accept placement test results from other 2-year colleges for evaluation. submit your official placement test result to Assessment Services or fax to (707) 524-1638.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Placement Test
ESL Placement Testing is offered at the Assessment Services Centers on the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses. To make an apointment go online to the Student Portal or call 527-4661 on the Santa Rosa Campus or 778-3908 on the Petaluma Campus. Check the testing schedule for dates, times and locations.

Mathematics Competency Exam: ACE and GMCT

Please read before making an appointment for an mathematics competency exam. Math Competency detail (PDF: 24 KB)

Algebra Competency Exam (ACE)
The Intermediate Algebra Competency Exam (ACE) is offered to students new to Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) who need to fulfill the SRJC math requirement for an Associate Degree. The ACE is a 30 question exam with a time limit of 2 hours and 45 minutes. The test covers topics from intermediate algebra. Non-graphics calculators are provided, but graphing calculators are not allowed. Please be advised that this exam is not transferable, and it is not part of the math course sequence. Students will be allowed to attempt the exam twice per term. In the event that a student does not pass the exam on the first attempt, a personalized study plan and review material will be provided within the online testing program to assist in preparation for the second attempt. This student plan will be available for 16 weeks. The ACE is not a Placement Test. In addition, the ACE does not apply to the SRJC math course sequence, and it is not transferable.

Date Start Time Campus Room Location
January 30, Thu. 9:30 AM Petaluma Campus PC128, Jacobs Hall
January 31, Fri. 9:00 AM Santa Rosa Campus 530, Plover Hall
February 7, Fri. 9:30 AM Santa Rosa Campus 530, Plover Hall
February 21, Fri. 10:00 AM Petaluma Campus PC128, Jacobs Hall
February 28, Fri. 1:00 PM Santa Rosa Campus 530, Plover Hall
March 3, Mon. 1:30 PM Petaluma Campus PC128, Jacobs Hall
March 14, Fri. 1:00 PM Santa Rosa Campus 531, Plover Hall
March 28, Fri. 9:30 AM Santa Rosa Campus 530, Plover Hall
April 4, Fri. 1:00 PM Santa Rosa Campus 531, Plover Hall
April 18, Fri. 9:30 AM Santa Rosa Campus 530, Plover Hall
April 21, Mon. 1:30 PM Petaluma Campus PC128, Jacobs Hall
May 2, Fri. 1:00 PM Santa Rosa Campus 531, Plover Hall
May 8, Thu. 9:30 AM Petaluma Campus PC128, Jacobs Hall
May 16, Fri. 10:00 AM Santa Rosa Campus 530, Plover Hall

Catalog rights determine which math competency exam a student may complete. To make an appointment or for more information contact Assessment & GED Services at (707) 527-4661.

Graduation Math Competency Exam (GMCT)
The Math Competency Exam is offered to students ready to graduate and who have not fulfilled the SRJC Math requirement for the A.A./A.S. degree. A score of 24 out of 40 is required to pass this exam. Students who do not achieve a passing score will be allowed to retest in the following Fall, Spring, or Summer term. Students who are currently enrolled in an SRJC course may drop-in to the College Skills Department for tutoring and instruction. The GMCT is not a Placement Test. In addition, the GMCT does not apply to the SRJC math course sequence, and it is not transferable.

Date Start Time Campus Room Location
January 30, Thu. 10:00 AM Petaluma Campus PC128, Jacobs Hall
January 31, Fri. 3:30 PM Santa Rosa Campus 531, Plover Hall
February 5, Wed. 4:30 PM Petaluma Campus PC128, Jacobs Hall
February 7, Fri. 10:30 AM Santa Rosa Campus 531, Plover Hall
February 28, Fri. 3:30 PM Santa Rosa Campus 531, Plover Hall
March 10, Mon. 12:00 PM Petaluma Campus PC128, Jacobs Hall
March 14, Fri. 3:30 PM Santa Rosa Campus 531, Plover Hall
March 28, Fri. 3:30 PM Santa Rosa Campus 531, Plover Hall
April 4, Fri. 9:00 AM Santa Rosa Campus 531, Plover Hall
April 18, Fri. 3:00 PM Santa Rosa Campus 531, Plover Hall
April 21, Mon. 2:30 PM Petaluma Campus PC128, Jacobs Hall
May 2, Fri. 3:30 PM Santa Rosa Campus 531, Plover Hall
May 13, Tue. 9:30 AM Petaluma Campus PC128, Jacobs Hall
May 16, Fri. 3:30 PM Santa Rosa Campus 531, Plover Hall

Catalog rights determine which math competency exam a student may complete. To make an appointment or for more information contact Assessment and Student Success Services at (707) 527-4661.

GED (General Educational Development) Tests

Proctoring Services/Distance Education

Contact Student Success and Assessment Services Testing Center at (707) 527-4661 to schedule an appointment for proctoring services at SRJC. Proctoring services detail.

High School Advanced Placement Exam

If you have taken the Advanced Placement exams and your test scores are 3 or higher, you are exempt from taking the placement test. Complete a Prerequisite Equivalency Form and submit it to Admissions and Records. You are strongly encouraged to consult with a counselor about Campus specific provisions for AP credit.

Evaluation of Placement Test Results from another accredited 2 year College

Placement test results from other two-year colleges will be accepted for evaluation. Submit your official placement test result to Student Success and Assessment Services or fax to 524-1638

Special Accommodations

If you have a verifiable disability and require special accommodations for the placement or ATB tests, please contact the Disability Resources Department at the Santa Rosa Campus at (707) 527-4278 or the Petaluma Campus at (707) 778-2430.

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

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