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Placement Testing

Some students are exempt from placement testing.  Please click here to see if you meet any of the criteria for exemption, if you have any questions about exemptions please see an Academic Advisor.

 

P.E.R.T. (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test)

  • Used to determine Math and English placement for college credit programs
  • Reading, Writing and Math
  • Untimed - average about 1 hour per section (3 hours total)
  • 30 multiple choice questions per section
  • Calculator is built into Math section, handheld calculators are not permitted
  • Scores are valid for 2 years
  • Study guide and sample questions
  • The PERT exam can be taken remotely - click here for more information

 

TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education)

  • Used to determine Math and English level for vocational certificates
  • Reading, Language and Math
  • Timed - 220 minutes for all 3 sections, approximately 3.5 hours
  • Approximately 40 questions per section
  • Calculator is built into Math section, handheld calculators are not permitted
  • Scores are valid for 2 years
  • Information and sample test questions

 

CASAS test for Adult Education/GED prep

  • Used to determine Math and Reading levels for GED preparation
  • Reading and Math
  • Timed - appoximately 175 minutes for both sections, approximately 3 hours
  • Questions vary depending on level
  • Calculator is built into Math section, handheld calculators are not permitted
  • Scores are good for 6 months
  • Sample test - Reading and Math

 

CASAS for ESOL

  • Used to determine levels of English understanding
  • Reading and Listening
  • Timed, however times vary depending on testing level - approximately 3 hours for both sections
  • Questions vary depending on level
  • Scores are good for 6 months

 

TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)

  • Used for Nursing, Dental Hygiene and Radiography for application into the program
  • Reading, Math, Science and English
  • Timed - varies per section, total of 209 minutes, approximately 3.5 hours
  • 170 multiple choice questions total 
  • Calculator is built into the test, handheld calculators are not permitted
  • $65 for test and $15 DSC proctor fee (students), $30 DSC proctor fee (nonstudents)
  • Scores are good for 3 years
  • Click here for information on how to register for the exam
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Last updated: 2021-08-23T20:00:42.633Z