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Skagit Valley College's Testing Center subscribes to the mission and standards outlined by the National College Testing Association (NCTA), and is dedicated to providing quality assessment and testing services to the college community.
We offer comprehensive testing for student placement in Reading, Writing, and Math classes, as well as GED testing on-campus and at local correctional institutions. Skagit Valley College provides a proctored testing environment for correspondence students, including Central's Correspondence and Distance Learning program.
Skagit Valley College offers the COMPASS test to prospective students for placement into Reading, Writing, and Math classes once enrolled. Students will be test on their mathematic ability as well as their reading comprehension and writing skills (including, but not limited to, the usage/mechanics of punctuation, basic grammar and usage, and sentence structure).
Skagit Valley College offers the GED test to provide individuals with a certificate of competency in lieu of a High School diploma. The exam measures skills required by high schools, and requested by colleges and employers, in the following four subject areas: Science, Social Studies, Mathematical Reasoning, and Language Arts (Reading/Literature or Writing/English).