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Assessment FAQ's

Is there a practice test I can take?

Yes. The practice test is avaliable online at


What do I need to bring with me for the test?

 You will need to bring a government issued photo ID and your CCC student ID number. We provide scratch paper and pencils and a calculator is embedded in the site as well.



How long is the test?

The assessment test is untimed. However, the average time it takes for a student to complete the tests are as followed:

            English: 1- 1 ½ hours

            Math: 45- 1 hour  

            ESL:  1 – 2 hours

            ATB:  1 – 2 hours



When do I get my results?

 For those students taking the English, Math, or Ability to Benefit (ATB) tests you will receive your scores as soon as you have completed the assessment. 


For students who are taking the ESL test your scores will have to be sent to the ESL department for placement. Once your placement has been decided your results will be ready for you to pick up in the Counseling office.


Can I re-take the test?

The Assessment scores are valid for two years. Retesting before these two years expire requires counselor emailed or written permission. 


If you are taking the Ability to Benefit (ATB) test and do not pass, you may retake the assessment in 30 days and have a maximum of 3 attempts to pass.  

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