Assessment

Welcome to the Assessment Center!

The fourth step in getting started here at Cypress College includes completion of the assessment process. The assessment process helps with placing students into English, English as a Second Language (ESL) and math courses appropriate to their skill level. In addition, here at Cypress College we offer several ways to place into English, ESL, and mathematics in order to help students make the best educational choices using Multiple Measures. Students can get their high school transcripts evaluated, which may help with course placement. If a counselor suggests that a student takes assessment testing, we highly recommend that students take time to prepare by using the test preparation and resources here at Cypress College.

Location

Student Center, 2nd Floor, Building 19 near the small pond

Hours

Assessment testing is available on a walk-in basis. The last test every day starts two hours before closing time. For students receiving time accommodations, the last test starts two hours and 30 minutes before closing time. No appointment is necessary.

Dates and times that the Assessment Center is open are subject to change. You can see Assessment Center closure dates and times below and on the Cypress College events calendar. Please call ahead of time to check the Assessment Center availability.

Fall and Spring Semesters:

Monday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*Assessment Center Dates and times are subject to change.

Summer:

Monday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

*Assessment Center Dates and times are subject to change.

Closure Dates and Times

  • November 27:  8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • November 28: 8 a.m.  1 p.m.
  • November 29: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • December 4: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.– 6 p.m.
  • December 6: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.– 6 p.m.

Reading Proficiency Closure Dates and Times

During certain days the center will be closed for English, math, and ESL testing in order to provide the Reading Proficiency exam. The Assessment Center testing for English, ESL, and math will resume at 12:30 p.m .for the following dates:

  • November 30: 8 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

Contact Information

Telephone: (714) 484-7223
Email: assessmentcenter@cypresscollege.edu

Staff

Temperence Dowdle, Assessment Specialist
tdowdle@cypresscollege.edu

Jesus Ayala, Program Coordinator, AB 705 and Multiple Measures Specialist
jayala@cypresscollege.edu

Gisela Verduzco, Interim Director, Student Success and Support Program (SSSP)
gverduzco@cypresscollege.edu

Dr. Paul R. de Dios
Dean of Counseling, Student Development, and Admissions & Records
pdedios@cypresscollege.edu