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Assessment Testing

Test Descriptions

Assessment testing is required for students interested in starting the English, ESL, Math, or Chemistry course sequences at Foothill College.


Are you unsure if you should take the English for Second Language Learners (ESLL)  or the English (ENGL) assessment test?

Consider the following questions.

  1. Is English the first language you learned as a child?
  2. Did you complete at least six years of education, including high school, in schools where all your subjects were taught in English?
  3. Do you usually speak English with your friends and/or co-workers?


If you aswered "NO" to 2 out of the 3 questions If you are UNSURE about any of the above questions If you answered "YES" to 2 out of the 3 questions
Take the ESLL Assessment Test Take the ESLL Assessment Test and if you do very well, you can try the English Assessment Test! Take the English Assessment Test


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Learn what to expect and how to prepare for the test.

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Testing & Assessment Center


Student Services Building 8200 Room 8212