Taking a Skills-based Assessment


COCC Placement is excited to offer remote placement assessments. If you have completed the Directed Self-Placement survey, your next step may be to take a skills-based placement assessment. Contact CAP Services at 541-383-7200 for access to math or writing skills-based assessments.

The Day of the Assessment

  • Remember to bring ID that includes your name and a recognizable photo.
  • Allow plenty of time -arrive early- check in starts 15 minutes before the test begins.
  • Do not rush! The tests are untimed, but it typically takes 1.5 to 2 hours to complete. COCC offers students the option to resume an unfinished test on another day, so take your time!
  • Feel free to ask the staff any questions you may have.


About the Assessments

Both the ALEKS math and ACCUPLACER writing skills-based assessments are designed to help you succeed in college. Learn more about these assessments below.

ALEKS - Math Placement

The ALEKS skills-based math assessment is an online inventory of your math skills. You may be asked to take the ALEKS to determine the mathematics course in which you will have the greatest success. No need to study beforehand – ALEKS will guide you through the process.

About the ALEKS Math Placement

ACCUPLACER - Writing Placement

The online ACCUPLACER skills-based writing assessment is untimed, and provides immediate placement.  COCC uses the Next-Generation Reading Comprehension assessment for writing placement.

About ACCUPLACER Writing Placement

Students with Disabilities
If you require test accommodations due to a documented disability, contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities at 541-383-7583 to establish accommodations prior to reserving an assessment time.

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