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Preparing for the Assessment Test
Assessment & Orientation

Image of Students StudyingThe assessment process includes the ACCUPLACER computerized tests of Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills and Mathematics. The assessment process may include a written essay.

If you would like to prepare for the ACCUPLACER tests, you may go to the following website:

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Accuplacer Sample Questions

Accuplacer Practice Test

You can brush up on skills needed for the test at either the LAC or PCC Multidisciplinary Success Center.

Multidisciplinary Student Success Center Assistance:

To prepare for the assessment tests and brush up on the English and Math skills needed for the highest placement possible, students can go to the PCC Multidisciplinary Student Success Center or LAC Multidisciplinary Success Center . An informal evaluation is provided which can help students determine their level preparedness for the math and English assessment tests. After this initial evaluation, each student receives individualized assignments and instruction tailored to his or her learning style. These self-paced assignments will help students develop the skills needed for success. Faculty, tutors, instructional aides, and print and online instructional materials are available at all times to assist students with problem solving. The course is free, non-credit and open-entry/open-exit, so qualifying students can enroll or exit at any time. Please call (562) 938-3991 or (562) 938-4699.

Chemistry Test
Students who want to take Chemistry 1A (General Chemistry) and have not completed Chemistry 2 (Elementary Chemistry), need to take the California Chemistry Diagnostic Test.  The test covers the following areas: compounds and elements, states of matter, reactions of matter, structure of matter, periodic properties, solutions, qualitative kinetics and thermodynamics, lab skills, and mathematical skills.  Sample questions can be seen on the following link: California Chemistry Diagnostic Test Sample Questions.