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Skills Assessment

Skills Assessment is a tool to determine academic placement. As a new Seneca student you are required to write the Skills Assessment, even if you have written a pre-admission test. This assessment is done after you have been accepted to your program. Be sure to act quickly - getting your first-semester timetable depends on a completed assessment.
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Skills Assessment Practice Material

Preparing for your skills assessment test will ensure that your skill sets are accurately evaluated and that you are placed in the appropriate math and English course during your first semester of study.

 
What's involved?

  • Determine which skills assessment tests are required for your specific program
  • In order to properly assess your skill set, we suggest attending a free skills assessment preparation workshop
  • Book your skills assessment test online or by calling 416 491 5050 ext. 26868
  • Do you have a question regarding your Skills Assessment Test?  Look in our  Frequently Asked Questions section for an answer

If you are assessed at a level below EAC150 then you will be required to take additional courses which are not included in your tuition fees. This will result in an extra course fee (s) in a subsequent semester(s).

skills assessment

Click here to find out which Skills Assessment Tests You Will Be Writing

 

Essay Response (All Students) - Sample Questions and Study Tips

All students writing their skills assessments will be asked to write a 300-word essay response.  The essay is timed for one hour, and students will have the choice of writing the essay by hand or on a computer.
 



Preparing for the essay response

PowerPoint used in Skills Assessment Workshop  (.ppt)

Sample question

*Sample questions will not be found on your exam, but your exam will follow a similar structure
 

How to write an essay
Constructing an essay outline
  (Download an essay planner)
How will my essay response be marked?
English Assessment Placement Levels

Attend a Skills Assessment Preparatory Workshop

 

A complete listing of study-tips guides are available through the Seneca Learning Centre

Reading Comprehension (ACCUPLACER) - Sample Questions and Study Tips

You will read different pieces of writing and answer questions based on the content to measure your comprehension.



Preparing for the reading comprehension skills assessment


Reading comprehension sample questions

*Sample questions will not be found on your exam, but your exam will follow a similar structure

 

Improving your reading comprehension using SQ3R

Reading comprehension study tips
English Assessment Placement Levels


Attend a Skills Assessment Preparatory Workshop   

   

ACCUPLACER is a suite of tests used by Seneca College to determine your knowledge in reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses.

General Information about ACCUPLACER
ACCUPLACER Frequently Asked Questions

 

Arithmetic and Algebra (ACCUPLACER) - Sample Questions and Study Tips

Arithmetic: This test involves operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents and problem solving.

Elementary Algebra
: This tests your understanding of integers and rational numbers, algebraic expressions, equations, inequalities and word problems.

 

Preparing for the arithmetic and algebra skills assessment

PowerPoint used in Skills Assessment Workshop  (.pptx)


Arithmetic and Algebra sample questions
*Sample questions will not be found on your exam, but your exam will follow a similar structure
 

Using Decimals
Power Tools for Algebra
Power Tools for Statistics

Attend a Skills Assessment Preparatory Workshop


ACCUPLACER
is a suite of tests used by Seneca College to determine your knowledge in reading and writing as you prepare to enroll in college-level courses.

General Information about ACCUPLACER
ACCUPLACER Frequently Asked Questions

  

CAT 3 Level 19 Mathematics (Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering students only) - Sample Questions and Frequently Asked Questions

For Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Technology students ONLY - Canadian Achievement Test 3rd Edition - CAT3 - Mathematics

This multiple choice test will take 40 minutes.
Note:
Faculty of Information Arts and Technology students do not take this test.

Be sure to check the Frequently Asked Questions sheet about the Math test for Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Technology Students.

 

Practice Questions 1

Practice Questions 2

Practice Questions 3

Practice Test Answers

Attend a Skills Assessment workshop

Students are encouraged to attend a Skills Assessment workshop at either the Newnham or Seneca@York campus.

Newnham Campus

1750 Finch Avenue East, Toronto, ON, M2J 2X5

Located at the Learning Centre, Room B2100, Building B.

Parking is available, on campus, at a rate of $2.50 per half hour or $7.50 per day.
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WEDNESDAY

- Skills Assessment Mathematics Review 10:00am - 10:40am

- Skills Assessment Language, Writing and Reading Comprehension Review 10:40am - 11:20am

The Skills Assessment workshops are brought to you by

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What else do I need to know?

The assessment will last approximately:

  • English testing only - two hours

  • English/Math testing - three hours

 

Please arrive to the Test Centre at least 15 minutes prior to your examination.

Book your Skills Assessment Test

Prepare for your upcoming visit to the Test Centre

 
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