Assessment Center Overview

More than a year ago, California law (Assembly Bill 705) essentially eliminated the use of assessment tests for purposes of determining placement of students into transfer-level math and English courses in community colleges. Research shows that California students are far more prepared than assessment tests have acknowledged. A student’s high school performance is a much stronger predictor of success in transfer-level courses than standardized placement tests.  AB 705 requires colleges to take into account high school coursework, high school grades, and high school grade point average when determining math and English placement upon enrollment. (Source:  California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office).

Watch the YouTube video below for additional information:

Know Your Rights: The AB 705 Initiative and What it Means for Students


  • As one of the mandates of AB 705, English and Math assessment testing will end at the end of January 2019
  • English and Math Assessment is no longer required for students entering college
  • English as a Second Language, Math Competency and ATB Testing will continue to be offered
  • All students will have the opportunity to qualify for transfer level Math and English, potentially with additional academic supports (co-requisite courses, etc.) effective for summer and fall 2019 enrollment*
  • Students who graduated from a U.S. high school in the last 10 years will receive English and Math placements using high school records instead of assessment tests 
  • *Students applying now for summer or fall 2019 enrollment, those placements will be available in eServices March 2019.   
  • For those who have graduated high school more than 10 years ago or graduated high school in a foreign country, you will not receive an automatic placement. Please refer to the Guided Self Placement information below.   

Guided Self Placement Tool:  

Guided Self Placement will be available for:  

  • Students who graduated high school more than 10 years ago
  • Students who have foreign transcripts  
  • Please call the Assessment Center @ 916.691.7332 for access to the Guided Self Placement website address or email us @ crc-assessment (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu

What is Guided Self Placement?:

  • An activity that provides students an opportunity to choose the English and Math course(s) most suitable
  • Currently under development, scheduled to be available prior to summer/fall enrollment
  • Anticipated roll-out date is March 2019

For questions or additional information, please call the Assessment office at 916.691.7332 or 916.691.7571.


Understanding Your Placement:

As one of the mandates of Assembly Bill (AB 705) passed in Fall of 2017, CRC has updated the method for placing students in their first English or Math course and will now be using "Multiple Measures" such as a combination of high school course information, high school GPA, and assessment information. You will be automatically placed into English and math classes if you included all of the requested information about your high school records on your CCCApply application.*

You can find your placement results for English, English as a Second Language (ESL) and Math in your eServices account under "Student Center", then select the "Steps to Success" tab. Your placements are displayed in the "Assessment Placements" section. 

* For those who have graduated high school more than 10 years ago or graduated high school in a foreign country, you will not receive an automatic placement.  Please call the Assessment Center at (916) 691-7332) for further information.

For more information about the tests administered by the Assessment Center, please visit our Testing Offered page.

Math - Placement via AP Calculus/AP Stat Exam/EAP/CAASPP Exam:

If you have taken the AP calculus exam or AP stat exam, EAP or CAASPP exam please submit a completed Math Challenge Form file icon.MathClearanceChallengeForm718.pdf to Admissions and Records and bring proof of your exam scores with you. For information on how to get Into the Right Math Course click here 

Courses taken Outside Los Rios:

If you have passed a math or English class at a college outside of the Los Rios Community College District, please review the pre-approved course list:




If your course is included on the pre-approved list, please bring either an official or unofficial transcript to the Admissions & Records Office, along with the appropriateMathClearanceChallengeForm718.pdf or  EnglishClearanceChallengeForm718.pdf. Admissions & Records staff will assist you with getting the prerequisite cleared.

If you do not see your non-Los Rios course listed, you will need to challenge the prerequisite by completing a file icon.MathClearanceChallengeForm718.pdf and submitting to the Math Department located in SCI-501 or by fax to 916.691.7437.  

English prerequisite challenge forms are available only in the Humanities and Social Sciences Area Office, located in SOC-158.

Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri:  8am-4:30pm
Testing hours vary. Click link below for schedule:

file icon.Feb_2019_Assessment_Sched.pdf

Library Building, L-125 - Student Access Center

Contact Information:
(916) 691-7332 or 916.691.7571

Email: crc-assessment (at) crc [dot] losrios [dot] edu (subject: Assessment%20Inquiry)



Where to Find Us

Location: Library Bldg, L-125 (1st Floor) Student Access Center

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Phone: (916) 691-7332