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Basic Skills Assessment

Q. WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT FROM THE ASSESSMENT?

  • The BSA measures your skills in reading, English and math.
  • It is an un-timed, computerized assessment and is composed of multiple-choice questions.
  • Your results will be used with other information from your academic history to establish placement levels and course eligibility in reading, English and math. You can receive a profile of your BSA results through the MyBC Portal, Assessment Office, a Butte College counselor, Chico Center or Glenn County Center.

Q. HOW CAN I COMPLETE THE ASSESSMENT?    

  • The BSA is administered throughout the year at various times and locations.
  • There is no charge for the assessment.
  • See the current Test Schedule for days, times and locations (these dates do not reflect test accommodations).

Q. HOW CAN YOU BEST PREPARE FOR THE BSA?

  • Study guides are available for the assessments through this website, the Chico Center, Glenn County Center or the Assessment Office located on the main campus.

Q. CAN I RETEST ON THE BSA?

  • Yes, each assessment test may be retaken one time. After that, you must complete a class in that subject area before being allowed to take the assessment for a third time. Exceptions will be considered for students with extenuating circumstances. Be sure to use the study guides to review before retesting.

 

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