College of the
Academic Support Center


Practice For Your Placement!

Students who have filled out and turned in their College of the Redwoods enrollment forms and have a current CR ID # can take English and math assessments.  All entering CR students must take assessments (as part of the matriculation process) in order to determine their current skill levels for placement into appropriate courses. Please call the Academic Support Center (ASC) at (707) 476-4106 or check the main ASC page for appointment information.

These placements are computerized and students must be familiar with the use of keyboard and mouse.

Accommodations are available for students with disabilities. For more information please contact the Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSP&S) at (707) 476-4280.

It is very important to review and prepare before taking the mathematics & English placements. Students often score significantly higher after some review and practice, which helps to ensure more proper course placement. Likewise, students who take the placement with out any review and practice sometimes score poorly and then are placed in a course level that is too low for their skills.

Mathematics placement is not timed.

Study ahead by clicking on the link: http://msenux.redwoods.edu/mathdept/placement/PlacementPractice.php

English placement is not timed.

Study ahead by clicking on the link:





Here is another place to gain more information about the placement process.

Official CollegeBoard Site


Important Reminders
  • Anyone taking an placement t MUST present a current photo ID at the time of placement.   Acceptable photo IDs include: a valid driver’s license, CR ID card, State ID, or passport. 
  • Results for all students are available after testing.
  • Returning and transfer-in students can register for their classes online through WebAdvisor 48 hours after their placement.
  • Accommodations are available for students with disabilities.  Students requesting accommodations need to provide 24-hour advance notice to the Assessment Supervisor.
  • Students must know their CR ID # in order to take an placement.
  • No personal calculators are allowed during the assessments.
  • Anyone not in compliance with the above reminders will not be able to take the placement.
Placement Re-tests
  • For English re-tests, students must also have a referral form from Counseling/Advising. 
  • Once students have taken the Reading Comprehension & Sentence Skills placement and enrolled in the English sequence of courses, there is no opportunity to re-test. 
  • Besides disputing initial placement results, there is an opportunity for students who place into English 350 to challenge the English 150 Competency Exam and be promoted to English 1A once they have successfully completed the course; however, there are several criteria which must be met.  These include receiving an A in the course, a 4 or 5 on the English 350 competency exam, a 4 or 5 on the English 150 competency exam, recommendation from the English 350 instructor, and agreement to co-enroll in English 52 and 1A. 
  • The Math Department allows students to re-take any level Math assessment twice within a testing period.  
Placement Exemptions
  • Students who have obtained an AA/AS degree or higher.
  • Students attending CR in order to maintain a certificate or license (e.g. Real Estate, Nursing, or Administration of Justice).
  • Students attending CR for the sole purpose of personal enrichment who are enrolling only in a course or courses that are designated as recreation or activity-oriented.  Should a student choose to enroll at a later time in courses that are not recreation or activity-oriented, he or she will need to complete assessment.
  • Students who provide verification of having completed state-approved placement tests at another California community college within the past three years. Test placement scores and test date must be provided to the Counseling Center.
  • Students having completed college level English and/or math courses with a grade of C or better at other accredited colleges. Transcripts showing class and class grade must be provided to the Counseling Center. If the course was completed five or more years ago, it is strongly recommended that students complete assessment to re-evaluate their math and skills.
  • Students who verify completion of the College Entrance Examination Board Math and/or English Advanced Placement Examination with scores of 3, 4, or 5.