Did you know that the assessment re-testing policy changed last October 2015?
These changes apply to all students in Los Rios regardless of which assessment test they plan to take – including English, English as a Second Language (ESL), and Math.
Here are some important things to remember with the retesting changes:
• Students can retest ONE TIME in the Los Rios District after 30 days of the original assessment test date. This means that students cannot take the assessment tests multiple times at ARC, CRC, FLC, and SCC.
• Students can only retest if they have NOT yet started the course sequence. For example, if a student completes Math 34 (started the course sequence for Math), the student cannot go to the Assessment Office to re-test. The student will be referred to pursue the “Course Challenge Process” through appropriate department.
• If a student’s assessment has expired and the student has NOT started a course sequence in Math, English, or ESL, the student can retake the assessment test in those subjects.
• If a student has started the course sequence and received a substandard grade (“D”, “F”, “I”, or “W”), the student has the option to re-enroll into the course that was started based on the previous assessment placement. (NOTE: Be aware of the repeat policy!) The other option is to enroll into a course at a lower level than the course attempted.
• If a student receives a “W” in any Math, English, and/or ESL course, this counts towards starting the course sequence. For this reason, it is important to be aware of deadlines to drop classes without any notation on your record.
And, remember, before you do any testing, review the study guides available on the Assessment website.