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The Reading and Math Graduation Competencies are administered to students who are applying for an AA/AS Degree and have been referred to the Assessment Center by their counselor. These competency requirements may be satisfied by completing specific courses as listed in the graduation requirements section of the ARC catalog or by passing the competency examinations administered in the Assessment Center. Students should consult with their counselor to determine whether an examination is required. In order to test for Math Graduation Competency, students should submit a Mathematics Competency Approval Form signed by their counselor. The math competency exam is administered only during "Grad" times or by appointment. The reading competency exam is administered either during regular testing times or during "Grad" times. Please see the Testing Calendar for graduation testing sessions (Grad).
Reading Competency The test is composed of reading passages followed by questions regarding the content. It is administered on the computer and is not timed. Students should allow approximately 1 hour. Only two attempts are permitted. Reading competency sample test.
Math Competency - Elementary Algebra The test is composed of 35 elementary algebra items. No calculators are permitted. It is administered using paper and pencil, is timed, and is 30 minutes in length. Allow additional time for the entire session. A maximum of 4 attempts within a two-year period (2 times per semester, once in summer, 30 days between attempts) is permitted. Elementary Algebra Exam study guide/sample test.
Math Competency - Intermediate Algebra The test is composed of 20 intermediate algebra items. No calculators are permitted. It is administered using paper and pencil, is timed, and is 60 minutes in length. Allow additional time for the entire session. A maximum of 4 attempts within a two-year period (2 times per semester, once in summer, 30 days between attempts) is permitted. Intermediate Algebra Exam information and study guide.