Assessment Testing

Important Announcement

Effective February 1, 2019, standardized assessment tests will no longer be administered for placement into English and Math classes. ESL tests will still be offered.

With the newly enacted Assembly Bill 705, students who graduated from a United States high school in the last 10 years will receive English and Math placements using high school records instead of standardized assessment tests. Those students should be able to view their placements in their eServices accounts in March 2019. To view your placements, login to  eServices, click on the Academic Records tile, then Placements. 

The purpose of assessment testing is to place students in English as a Second Language (ESL) classes which match their skill level so students can be successful.

Placement testing is on a first come, first serve basis. No appointments are necessary. Please see our testing schedule for testing dates and times. There is no fee. Calculators, dictionaries, cell phones, and food or drink are not permitted.

If special accommodations are needed for testing, please contact the Assessment Center.

Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) Accommodations
Students who have disabilities should contact the Disabled Students Programs and Services office prior to assessment.

Testing Offered

English as a Second Language (ESL) Testing

English as a Second Language (ESL) testing is used for guidance when selecting college courses and/or used for prerequisite compliance that must be presented to ESL instructors when English is not the student's primary language. View the Adobe PDFFLC English as a Second Language (ESL) Tree Sequence (PDF).

Graduation Proficiency Math Testing

Graduation Proficiency Math testing may be required for graduation if coursework is not completed in math or if evidence of competency passed is not presented at the time of petitioning for an AA or AS degree. There are 2 different math competency tests depending on the student's catalog rights. Students must meet with a counselor to complete the Math Competency Approval Form prior to scheduling a math competency testing appointment.

What to Bring and Retesting Guidelines

To be admitted to assessment testing, students must:

  1. Bring their Los Rios Student ID number. Students must be currently active as an FLC student by completing the online application or the supplemental enrollment form. Students who applied to another Los Rios college must go to their eServices account to add FLC.
  2. Bring a photo ID (school or government issued). Acceptable photo ID includes: driver's license/state ID card, Los Rios student ID card, high school ID, passport, or other college photo ID card.
  3. Comply with districtwide assessment practices (effective October 1, 2015).

View assessment practices, retesting rules and assessment expiration date information.

ESL Study Guides

ESL Assessment is for students whose primary language is not English and who plan to enroll in ESL classes. The purpose of assessment testing is to place students in ESL classes that match their skill level so that students can be successful. We have provided study guides and resources to help you prepare for assessment testing.

Adobe PDFESL Sample Questions (PDF)

Here are some additional resources to help you prepare for your ESL assessment:

Learn American English Online 
5 Minute English

Testing Results

ESL students must wait approximately one week for results. The test results will be valid for 2 years.

To obtain a copy of your assessment results log into your eServices account using your Los Rios Student ID number and password, click on the Academic Records tile, then Placements. Also, you can go to the Admissions & Records office at any of our locations to request another copy of your assessment results. Photo ID is required when picking up test results. No information will be given out over the phone or faxed to an individual. No second party may pick up your results.

Acceptance of Other Test Results

FLC accepts assessment results from other Los Rios Colleges (American River College, Cosumnes River College, and Sacramento City College). We do not accept results from any other colleges. Also, we do not accept EAP test results, SAT scores, or ACT scores. FLC does grant credit towards its degrees for exams successfully completed through the College Board Advanced Placement (AP) program. Please see the College Catalog for further information about AP tests.

Test Proctoring Services for Other Institutions

The FLC Assessment Center does not provide proctoring services for tests outside of our college. Please see American River College's assessment website to learn about services they offer.


Main Folsom campus
Aspen Hall FL1-152

Testing Rooms
Main Folsom campus
Aspen Hall FL1-107

El Dorado Center

Rancho Cordova Center