Mission College Assessment Center

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What is an Assessment Test?

The Mission College assessment tests cover English (Writing and Reading), Math, and English as a Second Language (ESL).  The assessment tests are computerized and timed.  Your assessment results help you and your counselor determine which courses are needed to best meet your academic goals.

Course placement recommendations are based on multiple criteria including your assessment test scores, previous courses, high school grades and other applicable information. 

The assessment tests are not  pass/fail and do not exclude you from admission to Mission College.  CAPP Associates is currently used for the English, Math and ESL tests.

Mission College also offers an Information Competency Proficiency Exam.  Students who receive a score of at least 70% on this exam fulfill the Information Competency proficiency graduation requirement at Mission College.

Assessment Center Location

Main Building, Room E1-101

email: assessment.center@missioncollege.edu

Who Should Take the Assessment Tests?

It is important to take the assessment tests if you plan any of the following:

1. To obtain a certificate or degree from Mission College;

2. To Take an English, Reading or Math course at any time;

3. To take courses which have English, Reading or Math prerequisites.

High school students under age 16 must take the English Assessment to enroll in any class at Mission College. 

Students with disabilities can contact the Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) in the Campus Center Second Floor Room 240 CC or by calling 408-855-5085 or TTY at (408) 727-9243.

When Can I Take the Assessment Tests?

No appointment is needed.  You can come in any time during our normal operating hours.  Make sure that you have more than enough time to take the placement tests.  If you do not allow enough time you will be asked to come back during business hours.  Please note that our hours are subject to frequent changes so check this website often for our current testing schedule.

What do I need to bring with me?

You need to bring your Mission ID number and a photo ID.


Service Area Outcomes

SAO 1: Upon completion of their placement tests, students will understand their course placement levels.
SAO 2: Students taking placement tests will prepare for them using the available study guides.
SAO 3: Students and Department Chairs who submit an approved Prerequisite Challenge Form to the Assessment Center will have the prerequisite entered in Datatel and a confirmation email sent to both the Student & Department Chair.