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Placement Test Descriptions 

MCLA's Modern Language Test
The Modern Language test is a computerized 50 question multiple choice exam designed to assess the level of proficiency in one of three languages, French, Italian or Spanish. Testing in French and Spanish are currently available on-line.

MCLA's Writing Test
This test is designed to assess students' proficiency in responding to a predetermined essay prompt. The test is designed to draw a students' general knowledge and does not require preparation in advance. Essays are evaluated on certain criteria including but not limited to the following: effectively address the writing task, is well organized and developed with supporting ideas, consistent use of language demonstrating variety in sentence structure and range of vocabulary.

Questions can be directed to Bob Bouquet by calling 413.662.5386.