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Tests Offered »


Writing Comprehension Exam
  • for Students attempting to exit Writing Sequence
  • partnership between the Testing Center, Developmental Writing and ESOL faculty.
  • ICE is the Intermediate Competency Exam. It is a 2-hour, 300-600 word essay.
This assessment is an exit exam for developmental writing.

When can I take this test? How long will it take?
  • These writing exams are administered for 4 days within a semester:
    • Fall - Monday and Tuesday in mid-November
    • Fall - Monday and Tuesday during the first week in December
    • Spring - Monday and Tuesday in mid-April
    • Spring - Monday and Tuesday during the last week in April or the first week in May
  • must bring a Blue Book when signing up for an appointment

Where do I take it? What do I need to bring? What should I expect on the test day?
  • ECC Testing Center is reserved to administer the exams.
  • Pre-scheduled sessions of 40 students per session.
  • Paper-pencil test
  • You will sign in and collect your Blue Book
  • Must bring a valid picture ID
  • No electronic devices are allowed - they are taken at the door
  • You will sign out and indicate time of departure

The emphasis on this exam is to aid you in acquiring vital writing skills.