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Course Placement

Assessment/Testing Center-Assessments for Course Placement

What you need to know: Tests Offered:
  • Valid photo ID required (click here for photo ID information)
  • Student Information Form must be on file (complete online at my.maricopa.edu or go to Welcome Center)
  • Allow at least one hour for each test (must arrive at least one hour before closing time)
  • Scores are valid for two years at any of the Maricopa Community Colleges*
  • One retest per subject per year is permitted after at least a 24-hour waiting period and another after a 3-month waiting period
  • No appointment needed, tests are offered on a walk-in basis (Click here for walk-in testing hours)

*A "Reading Exempt" score does not expire

  • Accuplacer, an untimed adaptive computer based test for placement into writing (English), reading, and mathematics courses
  • CELSA, a timed computer based test for placement into English as a Second Language courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reading

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English as a Second Language

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General Resources

  • Online practice tests and test preparation: www.testprepreview.com
  • Free online self-paced courses with instructional videos on a variety of subjects: education-portal.com
  • Strategies & Tips for testing, anxiety, problem solving, writing, vocabulary, math, time management, critical thinking: www.studygs.net
  • To download MCCCD's Student Information Guide for Assessment for Course Placement click here
  • To view the MCCCD District-wide Placement Chart to see which courses you should take based on your course placement assessment scores click here
Contact Us

Location:  Kranitz Student Center, 2nd floor, room 2400
Phone: 602-787-7050
Fax: 602-787-7054
Email: assessment@paradisevalley.edu
Hours: Hours are subject to change during Winter and Spring Breaks and semester breaks. Call 602-787-7050 to verify current hours. Click here for a calendar of hours, events, and closures

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