Testing Center

Welcome

The Testing Center handles placement testing, GED testing and many other tests for the community at large in a relatively compact area. To maximize the use of our space, different types of testing are offered on different days. Be sure to check the Test Center Hours to verify that your desired type of testing will be available. Most tests are offered on a first-come, first served basis. Please ensure you leave yourself enough time to complete your test within the posted Testing Center hours.

Mission

It is the mission of Reedley College Testing Services to provide professional assessment services designed to enhance student learning, promote academic success, and support the diverse educational goals of all Reedley College students and community. Our program is committed to providing all of our students, faculty, and community members with exceptional customer service while maintaining a learning environment which supports academic integrity and rigor.

Testing Location

Reedley College Testing Center: Humanities Building, Room 59, (Download map of Reedley College campus)

Transfer-Level Courses for Everyone

You Are Now Eligible for Transfer-Level Math and English Courses

In October 2017, California enacted a new law Assembly Bill 705 (AB 705). All community colleges must maximize the chance that students will complete transfer-level math and English within one year, and transfer-level English as Second Language within three years.

Who is affected?

  • All students will be eligible to enroll in one of several transfer-level math pathway courses.
  • All students will be eligible to enroll in the transfer-level English course, English 1A.

Why are we changing?

  • We know that students are more successful in college when they take fewer low level math and English classes.
  • Reedley College’s number one goal is your success.

What is happening?

  • Reedley College, Madera Community College Center and the Oakhurst Community College Center have redesigned the English and math courses.
  • The Student Learning Centers are expanding tutoring and student support services.

What do students need to do?

  • Schedule an online or in-person appointment to meet with a counselor.
  • Check your Reedley College Email for more details.

We are committed to ensuring you progress quickly and on to your next goal.

Services Offered

Make‐up testing is provided by the Reedley Test Center for individual students, registered at Reedley College, who are unable to take their tests in the classroom because of special circumstances (illness, emergency, Student Disability Services, etc.).

Procedure

  1. Instructor initiates the process by completing a Proctor Request form and give it to the student.
    1. (Discuss testing details with your student). 
  1. The student must take the Proctor Request form to the Testing Center and schedule an appointment.
    1. (walk-in testing cannot be accommodated) 
  1. Testing Center will contact the instructor via email after receipt of Proctor Request form and an appointment has been scheduled. 
  1. Instructor reply with proctor details and an attached test at least 1 business day prior to the date of testing. 
  1. Testing Center will proctor test adhering strictly to instructor written test instructions. 
  1. Instructors can select to pick up completed tests in the Testing Center or for the test to be returned through campus mail.

Test Center Will Provide

Scratch Paper *Pencils/Pens * Basic Function Calculator (limited supply) * Proctored, Secure Testing Environment

Schedule a Make-Up Exam Appointment

Set an appointment online by clicking here. If you have a disability or even a temporary disabling condition that will prevent you from taking the tests under standard conditions, please contact Disabled Student Programs & Services at (559) 638-0332 or visit the DSP&S webpage for more details.

Students must display knowledge and skills required for basic use of computer hardware, software, and the Internet. The test will include critical computer and Internet skills valued in today’s academic and professional environments.

3 Skill Sets Measured

  1. Information & Communication
  2. Using the Computer & Managing Files
  3. Word Processing

If sufficiently demonstrated, students will satisfy the computer familiarity requirement to receive an Associate degree, however, the student will not receive college credits and/or units.

Schedule a Computer Familiarity Test Appointment

Set an appointment online by clicking here.

The Proctoring Network is for students taking online courses who need in-person examination proctoring.

In accordance with the Online Education Initiative (OEI) and partnerships with other California Community Colleges, Reedley College Testing Center, currently offers computer-based examination proctoring.

Schedule an Appointment

Set an appointment online by clicking here. If you have a disability or even a temporary disabling condition that will prevent you from taking the tests under standard conditions, please contact Disabled Student Programs & Services at (559) 638-0332 or visit the DSP&S webpage for more details.

Additional Useful Information

It’s important that your placement scores accurately represent your skills and knowledge. Below Reedley College offers tools and resources to help you prepare for the tests. Sharpening your academic skills by answering sample test questions in reading, writing, and math can lead you to improve and can help boost your confidence when you take the actual tests.

The Official Web-Based Study App:

This Web-based study app features practice tests in Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, College-Level Math, Reading Comprehension, and Sentence Skills.

It’s accessible from any Internet-capable computer, and it will help you become familiar with the content and format of the ACCUPLACER test questions. Get Free App

Free ACCUPLACER Sample Questions:

This free PDF gives you examples of the types of questions you’ll see when you take the ACCUPLACER test. It is useful for some fast and simple preparation prior to taking the test. Download Free PDF

General Review of all Math Topics

(This site is not endorsed by Reedley College or the Accuplacer College Board. However, students have found this review helpful in preparing for the placement tests.)

Photo ID is REQUIRED for academic tests

Students taking academic tests (any test or exam required by a course in which a student is enrolled at Reedley College) are required to have their Reedley College Student ID card, which must be presented to RC Testing Center staff when checking in. Any student who does not present a valid, state issue/ Reedley College

Student ID card will not be allowed to take any academic tests. We encourage students to obtain a Reedley College ID card as soon as possible after they have registered for classes and carry it with them on any Reedley College campus.

Personal property MUST be secured in lockers

No personal property (including, but not limited to books, notes, purses, bags, phones, pagers, PDAs) is allowed at the testing stations. All other possessions brought into the center must be secured in a locker, which requires a quarter. The quarter is returned when the locker is reopened. Change is not available from college staff, but change machines are located near some vending machines around the campus.

Examinees may not bring Food, Drink, Chewing Gum or Candy into the Center

Any other item or material which the RC staff determines to be a security risk, potentially disruptive or distracting for any reason is not allowed.

Student ID numbers are required

After you applied and paid your application fee, the Admissions office assigned you a student ID number to be used for registration and all tests. You may find this number on your schedule, by logging into your college email account, or by contact.

Your student ID number is also encoded in the barcode of your Reedley College student ID card, which you are required to present when entering the testing center for academic tests.

Monitoring, Academic Integrity, and Violations of the Rules

Students using the Testing Center MUST consent to observation and surveillance during the time they are in the Testing Center, which may include both audio and video recording. Any violation of Testing Center rules, the Code of Conduct, or the Academic Integrity Policy will be documented & reported to your instructor and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. Any notes or other unauthorized materials will be collected by Testing Center staff and made available to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, the instructor (for course-related tests), or other appropriate Academic Affairs or Student Services personnel.

The Testing Center's rules have been established to ensure fairness in the reporting of examination results and to protect the integrity of the examination process. Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in the denial of access to, or expulsion from, the Testing Center. Instances of suspected academic dishonesty will result in the initiation of disciplinary proceedings as outlined in the College's Code of Conduct. All such occurrences will be documented and reported to the instructor and/or responsible administrator. Breaking any Testing Center rules is considered a violation of the College's Code of Conduct.

Only examinees are allowed in the Testing Center

Friends, family, children, spouses, etc. are not permitted

Examinees may not leave the Testing Center after testing has begun

Once an examination has been distributed, the student may not leave the room for any reason. If a medical condition exists which requires frequent use of restroom facilities, written permission must be obtained from Disability Support Services prior to an examination. Violation of this rule is considered academic dishonesty violation and will be treated and disciplined as such.

Can students retake the placement test

RC follows the suggested publisher guidelines regarding waiting periods between retakes and is more restrictive in that counselor intervention is needed. Meaning that Only a counselor can authorize a retake. There are no additional current conditions identified that must be met. The following are the guidelines for retaking tests: 

  • Publisher (Accuplacer) guidelines:

Each placement test may be taken no more than two times in any semester and not more than three times in any two-year period. A fourth and final retest within the two-year period may be approved if deemed necessary if a District counselor determines it necessary, after consultation with the student.

  • Recency:

All students entering RC for the first time (or after a 2-year absence) must take a General Placement Test prior to registration as part of the matriculation process mandated by the State of California Community College Chancellor's Office. 

Do I HAVE to take a placement test?

All students must satisfy the placement test requirements unless: 

They are not seeking a degree and plan to take courses that have no prerequisites or placement testing requirements in reading, writing or mathematics.

They have received a placement test waiver by submitting other assessment results.

They have taken relevant coursework at another college or university. 

What test does Reedley College administer?

Reedley College (RC) uses College Board products including Accuplacer for general testing and for ESL testing. 

Does Reedley College accept/use placement test scores from other colleges within the State Center Community College District? (i.e., Fresno City College or Clovis Community College)

The type of placement test used and how it is interpreted vary between colleges within our district. RC (including the Oakhurst and Madera Centers), Fresno City College (FCC), and Clovis Community College (CCC) counselors will review test scores from within our district but additional measures may be needed to determine appropriate course placement. If this is the case, the counselor may ask a student to take the placement test specific to Reedley College. 

Does Reedley College use placement test scores from other colleges outside the State Center Community College District?

The type of placement test used and how it is interpreted varies from college to college, therefore it is strongly recommended to schedule and take the placement test specifically aligned to the RC curriculum. You have the right to have your outside placement evaluated by a Reedley College counselor; however, the counselor may still require that you take the RC placement test. 

When is my test appointment?

Students may find out the date and time of their appointment by accessing eSARS, logging in using their Reedley College ID # and 8 digit birth date, and selecting "View or Cancel Appointment". 

What days and times does Reedley College administer tests?

Reedley College administers tests weekly. Students can check the Test Calendar to view a tentative calendar for the academic year or go to eSARS, log-in using their Reedley College ID # and 8 digit birth date, and view the test dates/times available within the next 30 days. 

What do my placement test scores mean?

Test result scores are used with other multiple measures to provide counselors information to assist students in selecting appropriate coursework. Therefore for interpretation of results is best explained by a counselor. To obtain a better understanding of how test result scores are used for each individual student, please schedule an appointment with a counselor on eSARS. Please note: Reedley College placement test scores are not based out of 100 points. 

Does Reedley College provide test accommodations?

Testing accommodations are available for students with a verified disability. Please contact Reedley College’s Disabled Students Programs and Services by calling (559) 638-0332 or visit DSP&S.

Does Reedley College offer distance testing?

Yes. For special circumstances, arrangements may be made to take the placement test online at local community high schools. High school must be more than 100 miles away. Students will be required to locate and verify their own proctor. For more information please follow the directions here.

Does Reedley College offer test proctoring for outside agencies/colleges/universities?

Due to test process and facility changes with Reedley College’s test services, test proctoring for outside agencies/colleges/universities has been suspended at this time.

How do I obtain a printout of my Placement Test Scores?

Once the test is completed, all students are given a free printout of their placement test scores for their personal record. If needed, a student may obtain an additional printout of their placement test results, by accessing and logging into Reedley College WebAdvisor: For questions about WebAdvisor access, username, or password, contact Reedley College Admissions and Records at (559) 638-0323.

If the FAQ's does not provide the information you are inquiring about or you need further assistance please email: Darnell.Harris@reedleycollege.edu

Testing Center Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
By-Appointment-Only 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 9:00 am - 12:00 pm By-Appointment-Only

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to know and to maintain the College's standards relative to academic integrity. Test Center staff members are required to document and report any evidence of, or the appearance of, academic dishonesty to the instructor.

 Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The Reedley College Testing Center is a student support service committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain superior customer service. We firmly believe that we can best promote excellence by mindfully serving a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff and by creating a climate of respect that is supportive of their success.

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