Assessment of entry-level English, math and reading skills is a process and can involve more than just testing. In accordance with Assessment regulations [Title V, Section 55522], student assessment should only happen once and should be used for initial placement into courses. Once a student has completed initial assessment, that student should progress through the curriculum.
However, the Riverside Community College District has the following re-assessment policy:
Students may appeal to retest under one or more conditions:
- After 12 months has passed from previous test date without starting course progression,
- Based on compelling evidence that the initial placement level is not an accurate reflection of the student's ability,
- After proof of appropriate academic intervention has occurred,
- After successfully completing an RCCD Math or English sequence course with at least a "C" or "P" grade, a student can retake the math or English placement test.
Students who qualify for retesting must complete a Matriculation Appeal Petition (with evidence attached); available in the Counseling Department with the front-counter staff.
Retesting is limited to once per 5 year period for the math or English placement tests.