Understanding Test Results

Depending on the tests you take, you will receive a skill level from 10 to 50 in one or more of the following:
  • Reading (R)
  • Writing (W)
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) (L)
  • Math (M)
Your test results will look something like this: R50, W30 (or L20 - ESOL) & M40. Use the following tables to determine what classes you are eligible to take based on your skill level:
Reading (R)
Reading Skill LevelEligible Courses
R30English 042 or 47a
R40English 048
R50 (and W50)English 101 (Reading)
Writing (W)
Writing Skill LevelEligible Courses
W30English 043 or 47a
W40English 049
W50 (and R50)English 101 (Writing)
ESOL (L)
ESOL Skill LevelEligible Courses
L19ESOL 019
L20ESOL 020, 021, 022
L30ESOL 030, 031, 032
L40ESOL 40 * or 45
* At L40 skill level, you have the option to take the English test for native English speakers.
Math (M)
MathSkill LevelEligible Courses
M10Math 034a
M20Math 038
M30Math 046 or 047a
M40Math 096
M50**Math 104, 107, 116, 118, 119 or 210A
** M50 is the minimum level of proficiency in math for baccalaureate transfer level courses.
Course Sequence Charts

Review the Course Sequence Charts to determine the proper sequence of courses to take based on your assessment skill levels.