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New and Returning Students

NOTE: Effective January 17, 2012, students must reserve an appointment to test at the Fairfield Assessment Center,
4000 Suisun Valley Road, Bldg. 400, Rm. 442.
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Most new and returning students participate in the English Reading Comprehension, English Sentence Skills and Math Assessment Tests.

  • Exceptions:
    1. Students who demonstrate meeting academic pre-requisites for SCC course requirements, through official high school and/or college transcripts, may waive one or more assessment tests.
    2. Recent high school graduates, who successfully completed a math course during the last semester of high school, may waive the Math Assessment Test.

English Reading Comprehension Test

  1. This test provides a Reading Score and/or Placement in a Reading Class
  2. Number of Questions: 20
  3. Average Test Time: 25-30 Minutes
  4. May Test: Unlimited times
  5. Re-Test Waiting Period: 1 Week

A score of 95 or above satisfies the General Education Reading Course Requirement—in lieu of successfully completing English 062: Analytical Reading—for an AA/AS Degree.

Click HERE to see the Assessment Center English Placement Chart reflecting English Reading Comprehension and English Sentence Skills test score ranges and corresponding English course placement in English reading and English writing courses at Solano Community College.


English Sentence Skills Test

  1. This test is a multiple-choice sentence restructuring test that provides a Writing Score and/or Placement in a Writing Class
  2. Number of Questions: 20
  3. Average Test Time: 25-30 Minutes
  4. May Test: Twice in 3 Years
  5. Re-Test Waiting Period: 1 Week

Click HERE to see the Assessment Center English Placement Chart reflecting English Reading Comprehension and English Sentence Skills test score ranges and corresponding English course placement in English reading and English writing courses at Solano Community College.

Once a student has participated in an initial writing course, the student must continue the sequence order of writing courses, from initial writing course to successfully completing English 001: College Composition. A re-test of Sentence Skills cannot be used to skip a writing course or make-up for a non-passing Composition Mastery Exam (CME) score received from the end-of-semester CME.


Math Test

Most students will complete only 1 math test. Initially, the math test is determined by answers, provided by the student, to general background questions. However, once a math test commences with initial random math problems, if the math test level is too easy or too hard (as reflected by the student's answers), the Accuplacer Test Product will prompt the student to continue math testing at the next math level up (or down). The 3 math levels are listed below.

Math Test Levels:

  1. Arithmetic Test: 17 Math Problems
  2. Elementary Algebra Test: 12 Math Problems
  3. College-Level Test: 20 Math Problems
  4. Average Test Time is 25-30 Minutes
  5. May Test: Twice in 3 Years
  6. Re-Test Waiting Period: 1 Week

Each student's math courses will vary based on several factors:

  1. Educational Goals
  2. Major Course of Study
  3. Academic Achievement in Math based on Official High School and/or College Transcripts
  4. Math Assessment Test Score
  5. Discussion with a SCC Counselor