Reading and Writing Assessment

The English section assesses your reading and writing skills.  The reading assessment requires you to read a passage and answer 40 multiple choice questions about the  passage. The writing assessment requires you to write an essay on one of the two topics presented.

Virginia Placement Test: Practice Test Instructions
  1. Go to
  2. Click on Student Self Registration at the bottom right hand corner of the page.
  3. For Institution choose "VCCS Practice Test Institution"
  4. For Site choose "VCCS Practice Test"
  5. Complete all required (*) fields and click Submit.
    • You will be asked to enter your CVCC Student ID Number which you receive when you apply to the college.
    •  The password for the practice test is "Virginiapt".
  6. You will receive an email from collegesuccess@mcanntesting with instructions on how to access your practice test.
      *If you have questions please contact Hunter Overstreet - Student Success Coordinator at or (434) 832 - 7799.
Additional Online Resources
      - Additional Assesments and Practice Tests
                 ACT - Interactive Practice Test
                 ACT - Interactive Test Prep
                 CollegeBoard, SAT - Interactive Practice Test