SCC Assessment Retest Policy

English and Math

Effective October 1, 2015, students may retest only one time districtwide after a 30-calendar-day waiting period. Students may not test or retest after having started the course sequence, however, students may utilize the course challenge process in their college’s appropriate academic department. Students with expired test results may retest if they have not begun the course sequence.  If they have begun the course sequence, they may utilize the course challenge process in their college’s appropriate academic department.

♦ No English assessment retest may occur until the results of the English Essay have been posted, if applicable.


ESL (English as a Second Language)

Effective October 1, 2015, students may retest only one time districtwide after a 30-calendar-day waiting period. Students may not test or retest after having started the course sequence, however, students may utilize the course challenge process in their college’s appropriate academic department. Students with expired test results may retest if they have not begun the course sequence. If they have begun the course sequence, they may utilize the course challenge process in their college’s appropriate academic department.

Example: If a student completed ESLR class and has not started ESLW, ESLG or ESLL and the ESL test results are expired, a student is permitted to take an ESL assessment test again.


Reading Competency for Graduation

The Reading Competency for Graduation test may be taken 3 times in a lifetime (District-wide). Please note that your first Reading or English placement test counts as one of your three attempts!


Math Competency for Graduation

Math Competency for Graduation may be taken no more than four times in any two year period (District-wide) and no more than twice in a semester or once during the summer session. Students must bring the Math Competency Information Form signed by a counselor when they take the test.


Chemistry Diagnostic Exam

The Chemistry exam may be taken 1 time each semester with a minimum of 30 days in between tests. Students must get a referral for retesting from a counselor.