Placement Tests Results

Former Placement Test Sequence

Students who took the Ohlone Placement Tests (English, Math, and/or ESL) prior to March 31, 2006 may interpret their scores using the following charts.

English Sequence

Composition

Composition placements are based on reading and writing scores.

Composition Sequence
Score Ranges Placement
Write 23-35 + Read 23-32 English 150 - Basic Communication Skills
Write 23-28 + Read 33-41
Write 29-35 + Read 33-53 English 151A - Fundamentals of Composition
Write 36-40 + Read 23-38
Write 36-40 + Read 39-53 English 151B - Fundamentals of Composition (required for AA Degree)
Write 41-54 + Read 23-43
Write 41-54 + Read 44-53 English 101A - Reading and Composition (required for transfer to UC / CSU)

Reading

Reading Sequence
Score* Placement
23-38 English 162 - Developmental Reading
39-43 English 163 - Techniques of Reading
44-53 Consider English 167 - College Reading

* Reading Score and high school grade point average are combined to create scaled score for placement. Last 2 digits of score equals placement.

Writing

Writing Placement
Score Placement
1 English 150
2 English 151A
3 English 151B
4 English 101A

ESL (English as a Second Language) Placement

ESL General Placement (ESLW)
Score Placement
1 Adult School
2 ESL 181
3 ESL 182
4 ESL 183 RW/LS
5 ESL 184 W (formerly ESL 149)
6 English 151A
ESL Reading Placement (SLPR)
Score Placement
1 Adult School
2 ESL 160
3 ESL 184 R (formerly ESL 161)
4 ESL 183 RW/LS
5 English 162
6 English 163

Math Test Placement

Math score and math self-diagnosis form are used for placement.

Arithmetic Skills Test
Score Placement
0-16 Math 190 or 190A, B, C
17-23 Math 190C**
24-35 Math 151 or 151A or take Elementary Algebra Test to determine eligibility for a higher level math course

** Students with a score of 17 or higher may take one unit of Math 190C and concurrently enroll in Math 151 or Math 151A.

Elementary Algebra Test
Score Placement
0-13 Math 190 or Math 190C
14-25 Math 151 or Math 151A
26-35 Math 152 or Math 152A or Math 153 or take Intermediate Algebra Test to determine eligibility for a higher level math course.
Intermediate Algebra Test
Score Placement
0-10 Take Elementary Algebra Test
11-14 Math 151
15-22 Math 152 or Math 152A or Math 153
23-30 Math 156, 159, 166, 167 or 181; or take Calculus Readiness Test for a higher level math course.
Calculus Readiness Test
Score Placement
0-10 Take Intermediate Algebra Test
11-16 Math 181
17-23 Math 188
24-30 Math 101A or higher