Testing

During the summer, the Testing Center is open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is closed during holidays and when the campus is closed for inclement weather. All exams are picked up when the center closes. We encourage visitors wear masks while in the testing and tutoring center. 

Accuplacer Placement Tests 

We administer Accuplacer NextGen placement tests in reading, writing and math that will help determine the level and number of required courses you will need. If you have taken the ACT or SAT, you may be able to waive placement testing and receive levels based on your score. If you have previously attended college or have AP or CLEP scores, visit with your Redlands Advisor to determine if you can waive the tests. Placement testing hours during the Fall and Spring semesters are Monday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (for 3 exams) or 6:15 p.m. (for 1-2 exams), and Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (for 3 exams) or 5:15 p.m. (1-2 exams). Summer semester hours are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (for 3 exams) or 3:30 p.m. (for 1-2 exams). Both high school concurrent and full or part-time Redlands students may retest the reading, writing and math tests once per semester, and must wait one-week between the initial test and retest. A $10 retest fee is charged for each test.

Math Assessments
There are three math assessments, and your test will be determined by the degree you are pursuing.

Arithmetic:
The next-generation ACCUPLACER Arithmetic placement test is a computer-adaptive assessment of test takers’ developed ability for selected mathematics content. Questions will focus on computation, order of operations, estimation and rounding, comparing and ordering values in different formats, and recognizing equivalent values across formats. In addition, questions may assess a student’s math ability via fluency with mathematical procedures and conceptual understanding, but may also present a real-world context that requires students to demonstrate the ability to analyze a situation, determine the essential elements required to solve the problem, represent the problem mathematically, and carry out a solution. All questions are multiple choice in format and appear discretely across the assessment. The following knowledge and skill categories are assessed: 

  • Whole number operations 
  • Fraction operations 
  • Decimal operations 
  • Percent 
  • Number comparisons and equivalents 

Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics: 
The next-generation ACCUPLACER Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics placement test is a broad-spectrum computer-adaptive assessment of test takers’ developed ability for selected mathematics content suited for students entering many non-STEM fields of study or for students who are undecided on a major. Questions focus on a range of topics including computing with rational numbers, applying ratios and proportional reasoning, creating linear expressions and equations, graphing and applying linear equations, understanding probability and sets, and interpreting graphical displays. In addition, questions may assess a student’s math ability via fluency with mathematical procedures and conceptual understanding, but may also present a real-world context that requires students to demonstrate the ability to analyze a situation, determine the essential elements required to solve the problem, represent the problem mathematically, and implement a solution. All questions are multiple choice in format and appear discretely across the assessment. The following knowledge and skill categories are assessed: 

  • Rational numbers 
  • Ratio and proportional relationships 
  • Exponents 
  • Algebraic expressions 
  • Linear equations 
  • Linear applications and graphs 
  • Probability and sets 
  • Descriptive statistics 
  • Geometry concepts for Pre-Algebra 
  • Geometry concepts for Algebra 1

Advanced Algebra and Functions: 
The next-generation ACCUPLACER Advanced Algebra and Functions placement test is a broad-spectrum computer-adaptive assessment of test takers’ developed ability for selected mathematics content suited for students entering STEM fields of study, as well as students entering non-STEM fields of study that require some advanced math (e.g., medicine, economics, accounting). Questions will focus on a range of topics including a variety of equations and functions, including linear, quadratic, rational, radical, polynomial, and exponential. Questions will also delve into some geometry and trigonometry concepts. In addition, questions may assess a student’s math ability via fluency with mathematical procedures and conceptual understanding, but may also present a real-world context that requires students to demonstrate the ability to analyze a situation, determine the essential elements required to solve the problem, represent the problem mathematically, and implement a solution. All questions are multiple choice in format and appear discretely across the assessment. The following knowledge and skill categories are assessed: 

  • Linear equations 
  • Linear applications and graphs 
  • Factoring 
  • Quadratics 
  • Functions 
  • Radical and rational equations 
  • Polynomial equations 
  • Exponential and logarithmic equations 
  • Geometry concepts for Algebra 1 
  • Geometry concepts for Algebra 2 
  • Trigonometry

Reading Assessment
The next-generation ACCUPLACER Reading placement test is a broad-spectrum computer-adaptive assessment of test takers’ developed ability to derive meaning from a range of prose texts and to determine the meaning of words and phrases in short and extended contexts. Passages on the test cover a range of content areas (including literature and literary nonfiction, careers/history/social studies, humanities, and science), writing modes (informative/explanatory, argument, and narrative), and complexities (relatively easy to very challenging). Both single and paired passages are included. The test pool includes both authentic texts (previously published passages excerpted or minimally adapted from their published form) and commissioned texts (written specifically for the test). Questions are multiple choice in format and are either discrete (standalone) or part of sets built around a common passage or passages. Four broad knowledge and skill categories are assessed: 

  • Information and Ideas (reading closely, determining central ideas and themes, summarizing, understanding relationships) 
  • Rhetoric (analyzing word choice rhetorically, analyzing text structure, analyzing point of view, analyzing purpose, analyzing arguments) 
  • Synthesis (analyzing multiple texts)
  • Vocabulary

Writing Assessment
The next-generation ACCUPLACER Writing placement test is a broad-spectrum computer-adaptive assessment of test takers’ developed ability to revise and edit a range of prose texts for effective expression of ideas and for conformity to the conventions of Standard Written English sentence structure, usage, and punctuation. Passages on the test cover a range of content areas (including literary nonfiction, careers/history/social studies, humanities, and science), writing modes (informative/explanatory, argument, and narrative), and complexities (relatively easy to very challenging). All passages are commissioned—that is, written specifically for the test—so that “errors” (a collective term for a wide range of rhetorical and conventions-related problems) can more effectively be introduced into them. Questions are multiple choice in format and appear in sets built around a common, extended passage; no discrete (standalone) questions are included. In answering the questions, test takers must determine the best revision or editing decision in a particular case (or that no change should be made to the passage as originally presented). Two broad knowledge and skill categories are assessed: 

  • Expression of Ideas (development, organization, effective language use)
  • Standard English Conventions (sentence structure, usage, and punctuation)

Have more questions? Learn more with Accuplacer FAQs.

CLEP Tests

CLEP is a series of examinations that will allow you to earn college credit for what you know, regardless of where you learned it. Exams are administered on the computer and take 90 minutes long. Students receive an instant unofficial score report following completion of the exam, except for exams that require an essay. The exams are composed of multiple-choice questions. The Analyzing & interpreting Literature Exam consists of a 90-minute multiple-choice section and a 90-minute essay section.

Cost per exam is $89 to be paid by credit card the day of the exam. You must also pay an administration fee at the Redlands Business Office prior to the exam. Administration fees are $15 for exams without an essay and $30 for exams with an essay.

 

CLEP SUBJECT EXAM

Equivalent Redlands Course

Minimum Score

Semester Credit Hours

 
 
Composition, Literature, and Languages
 

American Literature

ENGL 2433 & 2443

50

6

Analyzing & Interpreting Literature*

ENGL 2413

50

3

College Composition*

ENGL 1113 & 1213

50

56

3

3

Spanish Language-level 1

SPA 1115 & 1125

50

10

* Requires essay

 
 
Social Sciences and History
 

American Government

POLS 1113

50

3

History of U.S. to 1877

HIST 1483

50

3

History of U.S. since 1877

HIST 1493

50

3

Human Growth and Development

PSY 2163

50

3

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 2193

50

3

Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 2203

50

3

Introductory Psychology

PSY 1113

50

3

Introductory Sociology

SOC 1113

50

3

Western Civilization I: Ancient Near East to 1648

HIST 2123

50

3

Western Civilization II:  1648 to the Present

HIST 2133

50

3

       
 
Science and Mathematics
 

Biology

BISC 1114

50

4

Calculus

MATH 2714

50

4

Chemistry

CHEM 1315

50

5

College Algebra

MATH 1513

50

3

       
 
Business
 

Introductory Business Law

BUS 2163

50

3

Information Systems and Computer Applications

CMSC 1213

50

3

Principles of Marketing

MRKT 2323

50

3

Principles of Management

MGMT 2033

50

3

 

For more information or to register for a CLEP exam, call the Testing Center at 405.422.6274.

CollegeBoard has CLEP information and study guides that can be purchased. Free study guides and other resources are also available.

DSST

The Defense Activity for Not-Traditional Educational Support (DANTES or DSST) is a credit-by-examination program, similar to CLEP, specifically for service members or veterans. DSST tests are given in the Testing Center and are computerized exams.

On the day of the exam, arrive at the Testing Center at least ten minutes before your scheduled exam. The test fee of $85 must be paid by money order or certified check made payable to Thomson Prometric. Cash will not be accepted. You must also pay a non-refundable administration fee at the Redlands Business Office prior to the exam. Administration fees are $20 for exams without an essay and $35 for exams with an essay. Please bring or mail the registration form to the Testing Center at least three weeks prior to test date, with your receipt from the Business Office. A photo I.D. must be presented to be admitted to the exam. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver's license, military ID or current passport.

For additional information, you may contact the Testing Center at 405.422.6274 or visit the DSST website.

Redlands awards credit for certain DSST examinations. Following are the approved DSST examinations with the minimum scores required for credit, the equivalent Redlands course, and the number of semester hours awarded.
 

DSST EXAM

Equivalent Redlands Course

Minimum Score

Semester Credit Hours

 
Mathematics
 

Principles of Statistics

MATH 2193

48/400

3

 
Social Science
 

Art of the Western World

ART 1123

48/400

3

Human/Cultural Geography

GEG 2083

48/400

3

Life-span Developmental Psychology

PSY 2163

46/400

3

General Anthropology

ANTH 2013

47/400

3

Introduction to Law Enforcement

CJ 1113

49/400

3

Criminal Justice

CJ 1113

49/400

3

 
Physical Science
 

Astronomy

ASTR 1613*

48/400

3*

Here's to Your Health

HPER 1322

48/400

3

Principles of Physical Science I

PHSC 1113*

47/400

3*

 
Business
 

Human Resource Management

MGMT 2363

48/400

3

Introduction to Business

BUS 1103

46/400

3

Business Mathematics

BUS 1053

48/400

3

 
Applied Technology
 

Technical Writing **

ENGL 2033

46/400

3

 
Humanities
 

Introduction to World Religions

HUM 2173

48/400

3

* Credit is granted for lecture course only. No lab credit is given.
** Requires essay

 

NOTE: If the exam on Technical Writing is taken at a test center other than Redlands, the essays written for the exam must be sent to the Redlands Testing Center for scoring.

TEAS Exams

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is used for Redlands Community College Nursing Program Admission Exam. The TEAS exam is developed by the ATI Nursing Education company. ATI Nursing Education employs nurses all across the United States who specialize in test development. ATI Test Banks are written by leading nursing educators to reflect the latest standards and technology in the field of nursing. The TEAS has proven to be a statistically significant predictor of early nursing school success. Learn more about the TEAS exam.

Other Exams

Make-up Exams

Students can make arrangements with individual instructors to take make-up exams in the Testing Center. Students must know the course and instructor's name for the exam to be taken. A VALID PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED.

ACT

Learn more about the ACT

ACE Rules and Regulations

  • Student must present a photo ID
  • Student must have the name of the instructor
  • No personal electronic devices are permitted in the Testing Center (phones, PDAs, blackberries, pagers, etc.)
  • No food, drinks or children allowed in the Testing Center
  • No food allowed in the Tutoring Center. Drinks with lids are allowed 
  • Only material authorized by the instructor will be allowed inside the testing area (no purses, backpacks, etc.)
  • Student must show respect for all students and employees of the Tutoring and Testing Centers
  • Students must provide receipt before taking a fee-based test
  • Please be aware of testing hours (tests must be finished by closing time)
  • Without prior approval from the instructor, all tests must be finished in one sitting
  • The Testing Center CANNOT provide students with a calculator

Tutoring

We’re here to help you succeed! The Academic Center for Enhancement (ACE) offers free, walk-in peer and professional tutoring. 

We can tutor in these subjects:

  • Math
  • Biology
  • English
  • History
  • Government
  • Humanities
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Business

We can also provide help with:

  • Writing and researching assistance
  • Research paper documentation styles
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Study skills, note-taking and time management strategies
  • College success skills workshops
  • Small group study sessions

The Academic Center for Enhancement offers online tutoring in writing as a convenient alternative to face-to-face tutoring. To access this service, please send an email to Writing.Center@redlandscc.edu with your work attached as a Word document and the assignment instructions included. Responses will take up to 24 hours Monday-Friday (during fall and spring semesters) or Monday-Thursday (during the summer semester). A short delay may occur if the work is submitted late in the week or over the weekend.  

Hours of Operation

Fall and Spring Semesters: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday
Summer Semester: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday

Tutoring is available in LRC 21A, and testing is in LRC 22A.
 

Contact Us

Academic Center for Enhancement (ACE)
Alex Shafer, Director
405.422.6274
testing.center@redlandscc.edu