Assessment Policies

Before completing the placement process you should complete the online orientation.

DVC offers the online placement process (formerly Multiple Measures) to students with a current application on file. 

Student Academic Integrity

Anyone found cheating, or presumed to be cheating, will have all testing materials confiscated, and will be referred to a conduct officer for disciplinary action which could include permanent loss of privileges and access to the Assessment Center.

Disability Support Services (DSS) students

Any student with a documented disability who would like accommodations made for testing should contact the Disability Support Services (DSS) office located in Student Services Center, Room 248 or call 925-969-2185 prior to assessment.

During the Assessment

  • You may not leave until the completion of the assessment. Bathroom breaks are not permitted. Once you begin an assessment it will count as having been taken.
  • All electronics must be turned off and put away. Headphones must also be removed. Only scratch paper, pencil and student ID are allowed on the desk.
  • No other websites or computer applications may be accessed during the assessment. Hoods or hats that covers your ears must be removed.
  • No food or drink is allowed in the assessment room.

After the Assessment

  • Please bring all scratch paper and personal belongings with you when exiting the room.
  • Placement results are usually available on the same day. Please be sure to click “print” for your results page before leaving the assessment room. Placement(s) will be posted to your student account within 48 business hours.
  • The College and Assessment Center does not release scores or placements to other persons, agencies, or institutions.
  • The College and Assessment Center does not reprint placements or release scores to students or others.

Retest Policies

  • Chemistry assessment may be taken only once per term.
  • The English as a Second Language (ESL) assessment may be taken twice during the first testing term, with at least seven days in between assessments, and once per term thereafter.

Please note: The spring and summer semesters are counted as one whole term.


Contact the Assessment Center

Telephone: 925-969-2132

Email: assessmentcenter@dvc.edu

Fax: 925-682-8179

Office location: SSC building, room 140 (first floor)
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Telephone: 925-551-6215

Email: auawithya@dvc.edu

Fax: 925-242-0856

Office location: West Building 109
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