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LCC will continue to operate remotely until further notice. Medical Assisting, Nursing, Machining and Welding resumed limited lab activity on May 5. Applications for emergency funding assistance are still being accepted. - Learn More.

What is the Smarter Balanced assessment?

Smarter Balanced is an 11th grade career and college readiness assessment. Some students are given the assessment in 10th grade. Course eligibility is the same regardless of the grade in which the assessment was taken.

What courses am I eligible for?

Smarter Balanced Score Level Mathematics Placement Option if test date was 2018 or later English Placement Options Available Based on Score
4 Math 98, 107, 131, 146: Contingent on a B or better in Algebra 2

Math 125 or 141 Contingent on a B or better in pre-calculus or higher course
English 101
3 Math 98, 107, 131, 146Contingent on a B or better in Algebra 2

Math 125 or 141 Contingent on a B or better in pre-calculus or higher course
English 101
2 Math 98, 107, 131, 146Contingent on a B or better in Bridge to College Math class as a senior English 101 contingent on a B or better in a statewide English senior year college readiness/transition course
1 Additional placement information needed, use another assessment measure. Additional placement information needed, use another assessment measure.

How do I submit my Smarter Balanced scores for placement at LCC?

Please bring your Smarter Balanced score report along with picture ID to the Testing Center in Main. Call (360) 442-2360 for assistance.


Contact the Testing Center

We look forward to serving you! The Testing Center is conveniently located in Main (MAN) 128. No appointment is needed. If you need accommodations please contact Disability Support Services, (360) 442-2340.

 Angel Ruvalcaba/Placement & Intake Manager

  Main 128 (Testing Center)
  (360) 442-2361
  aruvalcaba@lowercolumbia.edu

 Sarah Westlund/Program Assistant

  Main 128 (Testing Center)
  (360) 442-2362
  swestlund@lowercolumbia

Testing Office (General Inquiries)

  (360) 442-2360
 
testing@lowercolumbia.edu

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