Testing and Assessment

Type: 
Procedure
Category: 
Students
Department: 
Counseling
Phone: 
(541) 463-5004
Primary Contact: 
Brandon Gibson
Contact Email: 
Responsible Executive Authority: 
Executive Dean, Student Affairs
Purpose: 

Students and prospective students have access to a wide variety of tests and assessments. This procedure describes the more common tests available at Lane, and the role of College counselors and academic advisors in the referral and interpretation of these tests.

Narrative: 

Students and prospective students have access to a wide variety of tests and assessments. They may take tests that assess their interests, values, abilities, personality traits, aptitudes, and achievements. Many assessments and tests require the referral of a counselor/academic advisor and an interpretation of the results by a counselor/academic advisor afterwards. The most commonly used tests are described below.

Most assessment & testing sessions are performed at the Testing Office on the 30th Avenue campus. Limited testing services are also available at LCC at Cottage Grove and LCC at Florence

Placement Tests for College Students in Reading, Writing, and Math

The College Board Accuplacer™ software is used for the Classic version of the reading, writing and math placement tests. A majority of new entering students are required to take this cluster of tests. The results of the reading and writing tests determine the best starting place for students taking courses in the Language, Literature and Communication department, as well as in the Academic Learning Skills departments. The math placement tests determine the best starting place for students in courses requiring mathematical knowledge. For more information, see Accuplacer Placement Testing information.

Placement Testing for International, Immigrant, and ESL Students

Immigrant, ESL, and international students on F-1 visas take the ESL version of Accuplacer reading and writing; and Classic Accuplacer math placement tests. For more information, see ESL version information.

General Educational Development Test (GED)

This test is designed for people who have not finished high school and wish to receive the Certificate of General Educational Development. It has four subtests: Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics. The maximum time allowed is seven hours and 30 minutes. Examinees must be 18 years old (unless the person has a high school release/referral) and must provide personal identification. Advanced registration is required. Cost: $152. For more information, see GED Testing Information.

Avant PLACE French/Spanish Placement Testing

The Avant PLACE serves as a waiver test for the French and Spanish Language, Literature, and Communications program at Lane Community College. Students that wish to bypass the introduction courses in French or Spanish should attempt this placement. The Avant PLACE is a computerized examination of real-world language ability in Reading, Writing, and Speaking used to information appropriate placement of students into various levels of language instruction. For more information, see Avant PLACE Information.

Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Testing of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

The ATI TEAS serves as a screening test for the Dental Hygiene program at Lane Community College. The TEAS is offered during the Winter term for use in applications for the following Fall term. The exam is delivered from the ATI Testing site, and consists of four sections which are computerized, multiple-choice, and timed. For more information, see ATI TEAS Information.

Strong Interest Inventory

This inventory provides people with information about how similar their interests are to those of satisfied adults working in various occupations. Cost: $12 per profile. Note: A counselor's referral is required.

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

This personality assessment rates a person's preferences for ways of looking at things and deciding to do things. It produces ratings on four dimensions derived from psychologist C. G. Jung's theory of personality. Cost: $12. Note: A counselor's referral is required.

Date Adopted: 
Saturday, May 1, 1999
Date Last Reviewed: 
Friday, February 17, 2017