Assessment Center

Assessment Center​

​​​Assessment Test services are available as one method of placing students into English and math classes.  Some students may not have to take an assessment test.  For example, 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.

 

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.  If you are a new student, you need to schedule a new student orientation appointment first.  Please call the Counseling Center at 408-270-6475 to schedule an orientation appointment. 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 assessment 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

The EFL, English as a First Language assessment consists and multiple choice reading test and a multiple choice writing test. 

The ESL test consists of a listening test and a reading tests on the computer and writing a  20 minute essay.

    

Assessment 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         
    • Tests for January 2017 will begin  the week of Monday January 9th.  If you a new student, you need to make an appointment for a new student orientation first.  Please call the Counseling Center at 408-270-6475 to make an orientation appointment.  They will ask for your Evergreen Valley College student identification number to make that appointment.  At the orientation  session, you may make an appointment for the assessment test.  If you are not a new student and think you need to take an assessment test, call in January 9 or after at 408-274-7900 ext. 6636 to make an appointment.

 

Schedule For January, 2017  Subject to Change

Week of January 23

Mon January 23:  9:00AM and 2:00PM

Tues January 24: 9:00AM and 1:00PM. Walk In 1:00PM

Wed January 25: 1:00PM and 6:00PM

Thurs January 26:  9:00AM only

Fri January 27:  Assessment Office Closed for Meetings

Week of January 30

Mon January 30:  9:00AM and 2:00PM

Tues January 31: 9:00AM and 1:00PM.  Walk In 1:00PM 

Wed February 1: 1:00PM and 6:00PM

Thurs February 2: 9:00AM and 2:00PM

Fri February 3: 9:00AM and 2:00PM.  Walk In 9:00AM

 

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

See Assessment Calendar Under Assessment

Test Schedule

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