Assessment Center

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Assessment Center​

​​​All NEW students are required to be assessed in English (or ESL) and Math. Students are exempt from placement testing and assessment if they have earned an Associate or Bachelor's degree from a U.S. college or university or have completed college course work in English and Math at another college (transcript required).  The Assessment test is not a pass-fail test and does not exclude you from admission to Evergreen Valley College. It is a test to determine the appropriate course level for you.

Students must be assessed if they plan to:

    • Transfer
    • Earn a degree or certificate
    • Enroll in any English, ESL, or Math courses

English Flow Chart​

ESL Flow Chart

Math Flow Chart

Assessment Center Information

Applicant Ba​​sic Skills Assessment (English skills and math skills)

You may schedule assessment appointments by calling (408) 274-7900 ext. 6636. Information about the test is available in the Assessment Center and in the Counseling Office. You will be asked to show a picture ID at all placement test appointments.

There are two types of language placement tests: 

  • The "English As A First Language" (EFL) test is the best English skills assessment for persons who speak English only or for persons who speak English and another language(s) and consider their skill in English to be stronger than their skill in the other language(s). 
    English Flow Chart​
  • The "English As A Second Language" (ESL) test is the best English skills assessment for persons who speak English and another language(s), and consider their skill in the other language(s) to be stronger than their skill in English.​
    ESL Flow Chart

Mathematics placement tests are offered to determine math skills on levels ranging from basic mathematics to beginning calculus.
Math Flow Chart

If you plan to take the COMPASS EFL/Math placement tests, see sample questions at www.act.org/compass/sample

If you plan to take the ESL test, there are sample questions for the COMPASS  listening and reading tests. There is also a writing test. If you want more information about the writing test, contact the Assessment Center. If you want to access the sample questions click on the link below:

 www.act.org/compass/sample

Placement Test Schedule

Procedure to sign-up to take a placement test​:

    • Students must complete the online application for admission and obtain an Evergreen Valley College student identification number, which will be received after the application has been processed. If the number is not received in three days, please call the Admissions and Records office at (408)270-6441 for help in obtaining the number.
    • After obtaining the EVC student identification number, a student may call the Assessment Center to make an appointment for a placement test by calling the Assessment Center at 274-7900 ext: 6636. Test dates are available now.  Students will be asked for their Evergreen Valley College student identification number when they make the placement test appointment.

​Assessment Cale​ndar

Contact US

Room Location

The Assessment Center is located in the Admissions and Records Building.

​(408) 274-7900, ext. 6636​

Hours

​MTTH  8AM-5PM
W         12PM-9PM​
​F          ​9AM-4:30PM​

Assessment Calendar

Assessment Calendar

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