Placement Test

What is EdReady?

With EdReady, individuals can test their readiness for college math and English, see study options, and get a personalized study path to fill in knowledge gaps. EdReady can be used to check math mastery, to plan for college and career opportunities, and to prepare for common exams, such as the ACT and HiSET.

How does EdReady work for placement at NCC?

Students will go to to register for an account. Make sure to enter your birthdate and other information to make sure we can access your scores. Next you will use a Goal Key to get into the right test for you:

Enter key: ncc_math21
Enter key: ncc_english21

After you enter the Goal Key, you will be directed to a diagnostic test which will test you on math and/or English skills needed for college readiness. After you take the diagnostic, you will be given a personalized study plan which will help you reach your math and English goal of a score of 80.

What technical aspects do I need on my computer to be able to take the test?

EdReady will work on most computers and devices that have internet access. The diagnostic test can be saved and resumed at a later time or day if you must pause your session.

Can I use a calculator? What else do I need to test?

You may use a calculator. Remember, this test is to help you save time and money when it comes to putting you in a course that is at the right level for you. Do your best without assistance so your advisor doesn’t put you in a course that will be too hard for you!

What is on an EdReady diagnostic test?

    Whole Numbers
    Fractions, Decimals, Percents
    Real Numbers
    Equations and Inequalities in Algebra

    Writing and Grammar in the following areas:
    Introduction to College Reading and Writing, main ideas, implied meaning, interpreting bias, critical analysis, using sources, etc.

Quick Tips

Relax! The EdReady tests are designed to help you succeed in college. Once you identify your strengths and weaknesses, you can select appropriate courses to help you improve your skills.

Find a quiet spot and time to take the test at home. Don’t let distractions hinder your progress.

Read each question carefully until you understand what the question is asking.

After you get your diagnostic score you can work on your study path to improve that score and your knowledge so you are ready for class! You will get information about the score needed from Student Services.

To view step-by-step instructions about how to get into EdReady click on the video below.

If you have questions about accommodations for testing, please contact  for more information.

High school students who enroll in college classes at NCC must meet the same admission requirements as all other students.  Admissions and the Director for Secondary Programs & Student Development work with counselors to communicate requirements to students. Most high school students taking NCC college course and non-NCC-degree seeking students are part-time, so they only have to take a placement assessment when a course requires specific competencies (e.g., Math or Composition).