Porterville College

Student Handbook

Placement Tests

What do your Placement Test scores mean?

The placement test you took assessed your skills in English – writing and reading, and Mathematics and the results help you and your counselor in selecting the most appropriate courses based on your skill level. Experience shows that following the recommended sequence of courses, you will have a higher degree of academic success.

You are strongly encouraged to enroll into the course that corresponds with your placement level as soon as possible.

ENGLISH: Writing and Reading

Writing Placement     

  Level
1
2
3
4
   Recommended Writing Course
English P101A
English P050
English P071
English P083

Reading Placement

  Level
1
2
3
4
   Recommended Reading Course
No course recommended
English P052
English P073
English P081

MATHEMATICS

The minimum math course necessory to complete graduation requiriements for Porterville College is Math P055 (Elementary Algebra). If you plan to transfer to a California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC), you will need to take a transfer-level math course (math courses numbered 100 or higher. Please check the appropriate general education checklist). For initial placement, it is helpful if you have a copy of your high school transcripts to refer to or show to your counselor.

Math Placement

  Level
1
2
   Recommended Math Course
Any appropriate Math course – consult your counselor.
Math P075, P075L

If you score a Level 2 in Math, what you completed and how well you did in your high school mathematics courses will determine which course to take at Porterville College. If you have an appointment to see a counselor, please make sure you bring in a copy of your high school transcripts with you.

Mandatory prerequisites exist for English P050, English P101A and any transferable math course.

 

February 17, 2015

Kern Community College District