Due to precautions related to COVID-19, please note the following information:


General Information:

  • Scheduling for Math Placement testing is no longer required. Placement testing is available:
  • In Person: Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm in Main 128. Walk-ins are welcome.
  • Remote via Zoom: Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm. Join our Testing Zoom anytime to test.
  • If you prefer to schedule ahead of time you can do so at: https://www.registerblast.com/lowercolumbia
  • Scheduling is still required for all other non-placement testing.
  • Masks are now optional.

Ways to reach us during this time:

Applicants for teacher education programs in the State of Washington are required to demonstrate basic skill competency in reading, writing, and math. This requirement may be met by taking the Washington Educator Skills Test (WEST-B) in reading, writing, and mathematics. Additional teaching endorsements may be added by completing National Evaluation Series (NES) exams.

For more information, visit WEST-B: Reading, Writing, Mathematics

Here's what you need to know:

All testing registration, scheduling and score reporting will be managed through the Washington Educator Skills Test website. Visit the Washington Educator Skills Test website to create an account. You will be able to register, pay for the exam, view test dates and locations, as well as view your scores and find preparation materials.

Test takers requesting accommodations must visit this link WEST Alternative Testing Arrangements and have their accommodations approved before their test can be scheduled.

Your request should be submitted as early as possible, especially if you are requesting an alternate test format. Documentation review takes approximately six weeks once your request and complete paperwork have been received. If additional documentation must be submitted, it can be another six weeks from the time the new documentation is received until the review is complete.

Lower Columbia College Testing Center offers West-B testing Monday through Friday during regular Testing Hours.

The West B exams: Reading (2 hours), Writing (3 hours), Math (2 hours)

If all subjects are taken at one time, the total exam time is 5 hours for all subjects combined. There are no scheduled breaks during West exams.

For more information visit: WEST-B: Reading, Writing, Mathematics

For information on exam cost, please visit the Washington Educator Skills Test Website

There is no required passing score for the West B exams.

For more information visit: WEST-B: Reading, Writing, Mathematics

Yes, LCC also offers the National Evaluation Series (NES) Endorsement exams during the same testing hours. Costs and passing scores may vary.  For more information about NES exams, please visit nestest.com.

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

 Kaitlin Sexton/Program Assistant

  Main 128 (Testing Center)
  (360) 442-2360
  ksexton@lowercolumbia

 Madison Beaston/Program Assistant

  Main 128 (Testing Center)
  (360) 442-2360
  mbeaston@lowercolumbia.edu

Testing Office (General Inquiries)

  (360) 442-2360
 
testing@lowercolumbia.edu

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