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Reading Proficiency Exam
Students can take the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) to fulfill the Reading Proficiency requirement for an Associate Degree at Santa Ana College. The DRP test is multiple choice and has a total of 70 questions. A passing score is 47.
Please review the frequently asked questions below.
Where can I take the DRP test?
You can call the Assessment Center at 714-564-6148 to get additional information or stop by building “L", room 223 during our hours of operation to take the exam. We recommend you give yourself at least one hour and a half to complete the test.
How long is the test?
The DRP test that is offered at the Assessment Center has unlimited time. You can take as long as you need to complete the test. If you feel that you need an hour or several hours, we ask that you plan accordingly with the hours of operation of the Assessment Center. You will know the results within minutes of you completing the test.
Is there anything that I need to bring?
The Assessment Center requires that all students taking exams bring a photo ID.
Can I retake the test if I do not pass?
The test cannot be retaken in the Assessment Center. Your information will be forwarded to the Reading Department who will notify you of alternative options for meeting the Reading Proficiency Requirement.
You can also meet with a counselor to review your educational plan options.
Are there any study materials to help me prepare for the test?
The Degrees of Reading Power test will assess your current reading abilities. There is no way to “study" for the test other than to read regularly with careful attention. If you are able to comprehend college-level textbooks independently, then you most likely will meet the Reading Proficiency Requirement through this test.
If I do not live near by and I am a distance education student taking all my classes online, can I take the DRP test?
Yes, please see the steps below. You can also contact the Assessment Center at 714-564-6148 or email us at email@example.com if you have additional questions.
- Students need to contact a college or university willing to proctor the exam.
- Students need to provide the Assessment Center with the college/university, person proctoring, phone number, and email address where the test will be taken.
- The Assessment Center will contact the representative at the college/university to provide additional instructions.
- Once the college/university receives the test, the student needs to schedule a time to take the test.
- The college/university representative will email the completed test back to the Assessment Center to be scored.
- The Assessment Center will notify the students of their test results.