The Sacred Heart Junior College English Placement Test is an assessment instrument designed to determine students' academic skill level in reading and writing for appropriate placement into College English I (ENGL1004) . The test consists of two sections, a multiple choice section and an essay writing section. Both sections of the test are to be completed by all students. 90 minutes are allowed to complete section I and 75 minutes are allowed to complete section II.
Section I of the test is comprised of 50 multiple choice items worth 50 marks. This section will include reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, spelling, mechanics , usage, and sentence skills (structure, sentence completion and sentence combination). Section II of the test is comprised of an essay writing component worth 50 marks. This section will assess students' ability to write an essay that shows knowledge of content, organization, expression, grammar and mechanics. The entire test will be scored out of 100 marks. Students must earn a minimum of 35/50 points in section I and 35/50 points in section II of the test in order to place into College English 1(ENGL1004).