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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?
  • El Centro Gym is reserved to administer the exams
  • setup of 25 tables and 50 chairs
  • 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.
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