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Welcome to the Assessment Center! Please check here for our Assessment Services Overview.


Effective February 1, 2019, standardized assessment tests will no longer be administered for placement into English and math classes. ESL tests will still be offered.

With the newly enacted Assembly Bill 705*, there are two pathways for course placement:

1. Students who graduated from a United States high school in the last 10 years will receive English and math placements using high school records instead of standardized assessment tests. For more information, go to Placement for Recent HS Graduates to the left.

2. Students who graduated more than 10 years ago, students who have foreign transcripts, and students who left high school without graduating will use a Guided Self-Placement tool to choose the course(s) most suitable for them. For more information, please go to Non-GPA Guided Self-Placement to the left.

*More than a year ago, California law (Assembly Bill 705) essentially eliminated the use of assessment tests for purposes of determining placement of students into transfer-level math and English courses in community colleges. Research shows that California students are far more prepared than assessment tests have acknowledged. A student's high school performance is a much stronger predictor of success in transfer-level courses than standardized placement tests.  AB 705 requires colleges to take into account high school coursework, high school grades, and high school grade point average when determining math and English placement upon enrollment. For more information please watch this video: Know Your Rights: The AB 705 Initiative and What it Means for Students .

Understanding Your Placement

Assessment Testing Check List

Blue Check Icon  Complete the online college application process and have a student ID number prior to testing/assessment.

Blue Check Icon  Check the Testing Calendar for testing dates and times. Testing is on a walk-in basis. No appointments are necessary.

Blue Check Icon  Complete this form, print it out and bring it to your testing session: Student Informed Testing Request.

Blue Check Icon  Bring a valid photo ID (school or government issued.)

Red Dot Icon  If you would like to test at the Natomas Center, please refer to the Natomas Center website for their schedule and detailed information.

Red Dot Icon  Students needing special accommodations for testing should call the DSP&S office at (916) 484-8382.


Placement Re-evaluation


Sonia Ortiz-Mercado


Jerome Lahey


Clint Allison

Office Location:

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Fall, Spring and Summer Semester, including the first week of the Fall and Spring Semester:
M - Th: 8 am - 7 pm

F: 8 am - 5 pm

Check the Testing Calendar for special Saturday hours.

College Vacation Periods and Semester Break:
M - F: 8 am - 5 pm

Note: Testing times vary from office hours. (See the Testing Calendar.)

Students may drop in for testing any time between the  first hour listed and the last seating time.


(916) 484-8423


(916) 484-8425