Placement Tests

Some of our Noncredit programs use placement tests to determine which class level you should begin in. Placement tests are assessments used to check your academic skill level in a variety of subjects. The results of the tests are used to place you in the appropriate class level.

Placement tests are required in order to enroll in the following noncredit programs:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Adult High School Diploma
  • General Education Development (GED)

ESL & Vocational ESL Courses

Go to the Admission & Records Office in Room 100 of the Foothill Campus to schedule your placement test.

Adult High School and GED Prep

Schedule your placement test through the counseling office in Room 105 of the Foothill Campus.

The following placement test is used for Noncredit Programs:


The Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) is the most widely used system in the U.S. for assessing adult basic reading, mathematics, listening, writing, and speaking skills. It is used to rate skill levels needed for success in the workplace, community, and family. In addition, CASAS establishes measurable goals and learning outcomes to determine which of your skills need strengthening.