Testing and Assessment

Type

Procedure

Category

Students

Department

Testing

Phone

(541) 463-5324

Primary Contact

Brandon Gibson

Contact Email

Responsible Executive Authority

Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs

Purpose

Current and prospective students, and community members have access to a wide variety of tests and assessments. This procedure describes the more common tests available at Lane.

Narrative

The Lane Community College Testing Office is committed to providing professional testing services to current and prospective students, and community members. 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, LCC at Florence and at High Schools through Lane County (Accuplacer only).

Placement Tests for College Students in Writing, and Math

The College Board Accuplacer program is used for the Next-Generation version of the reading and writing placement tests. The results of the reading and writing tests is one option used to 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 McGraw Hill ALEKS program is used for the ALEKS PPL version of the math placement test. The result of the math test is one option used to determine the best starting place for students in courses requiring mathematical knowledge. 

For more information, please visit 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, please visit 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 sub-tests: 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, please visit GED Testing Information.

WebCAPE French/Spanish Placement Testing

The WebCAPE 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 WebCAPE is multiple-choice and covers grammar, reading, and vocabulary. It is an adaptive test, which means that the question difficulty will vary depending on how you respond. For more information, please visit WebCape by Perpetual Technology Group.

CLEP Testing

The College Board Unify program is used for the CLEP (College Level Examination Program) which can be used to earn college credit (see individual institutions for cut scores/usage). For more information, please visit CLEP Testing Information.

Pearson Vue Testing

Pearson Vue offers an extensive list of professional and licensure tests. For more information, please visit Pearson Vue Testing Information.

Castle Testing

Castle offers an extensive list of professional and licensure tests. For more information, please visit Castle Testing 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, please visit ATI TEAS Information.

Date Adopted

Saturday, May 1, 1999

Date Last Reviewed

Tuesday, March 5, 2019