Testing Center

The Testing Center offers college placement testing, proctored testing, and testing for other Centralia College academic classes.

Important Information for Summer and Fall 2020

Centralia College is on remote operations until further notice. Updated testing information is available below. 

Accuplacer Test

We are offering remote testing for the college placement test. For information, please submit the Contact Us form in the tab below. We look forward to serving you.

Test Fees

The Accuplacer Reading Comprehension test is $10. In order to pay, you must have your Student ID number. 

You can pay online via the CC Bookstore. This is the fastest, simplest option.

You can also pay via the cashier using the steps below.

  1. Send an email to cashieroffice@centralia.edu and include your name, Student ID number, and request to pay for the Accuplacer English test. The cashier will bill $10 to your account.
  2. Pay online via credit card. You'll need your Student ID number.
  3. After payment is complete, the Testing Center will contact you to schedule your test.

 

Taking Your Test Remotely

Your Accuplacer Reading Comprehension test will be proctored on Zoom Cloud Meeting. You will receive a Zoom Meeting invitation to your email within 24 hours of your confirmed test date/time. Please click on the link provided in the email a few minutes before your test. Determine your desktop/mobile compatibility. If you intend to use a Chromebook, please inform the Testing Center so that alternative arrangements may be made.

To take a test via Zoom, you must have:

  • Desktop/mobile device must be plugged into a power source
  • Quiet room i.e. no one in the room, no noise distractions
  • Quality lighting
  • Mobile devices must be on silent and Do Not Disturb
  • Reliable internet

Be prepared to:

  • Have a 1-2 hour window of uninterrupted time
  • Show your photo ID
  • Have materials ready: ONLY pen/pencil and a few pieces of blank paper
  • Show test proctor the desk where you will be testing
  • Show test proctor a 360° view of your surroundings
  • You may be asked to share your screen depending on the mode of testing

 

Sample Questions and Guides

Centralia College is doing college placement testing through the Washington Mathematics Assessment and Placement (WAMAP) system.

Important: Have photo ID,  email address, phone number, and your Student ID number available.

The Exam

  • Your exam will be proctored on Zoom Cloud Meeting. You will receive a Zoom Meeting invitation to your email within 24 hours of your confirmed test date/time. Please click on the link provided in the email, a couple of minutes before your test.
  • Click here to determine your desktop/mobile compatibility

Technical Requirements

  • Desktop/laptop must be plugged into a power source
  • XQuiet room i.e. no one in the room, no noise distractions
  • Quality lighting
  • Mobile device must be powered off
  • Reliable internet

Other Important Considerations

  • Have a 1-2 hour window of uninterrupted time
  • Show your photo ID
  • Have your student ID number
  • Have materials ready: calculator (physical or online), pen/pencil, and a few pieces of blank paper
  • Show test proctor the desk where you will be testing
  • Show test proctor a 360° view of your surroundings
  • Share your screen with the test proctor

Practice Test

Click here to practice taking the math test.

ALTERNATIVE PLACEMENT OPTIONS

For English, you may qualify for GPA placement. If you’ve completed high school in the last two years, we can use your GPA to place you in a college English class. Contact Running Start at runningstart@centralia.edu or Enrollment Services at admissions@centralia.edu for details. Be sure to include your name, telephone number, and question. 

Test Fee
Accuplacer Next Generation College Placement Test $10–English (reading)
$10–single test/re-test
GED $120–complete series, four tests
$30–single test
Proctor Fee (non-CC courses) $25
  • Current photo identification is required for all testing.
  • Only the tester is allowed in the testing room. Children and other individuals may not accompany the tester.
  • Electronics, food, and drinks are not permitted.

If you have a documented disability and request accommodations, apply for services through Disability Services, 360-623-8966 or disabilityservices@centralia.edu. For accommodation requests for GED testing, please apply directly through Pearson Vue at www.ged.com.

Contact the Testing Center via email at testingcenter@centralia.edu or send us a question using the form below.