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Proficiency Test

About Proficiency Testing

The Adult School provides testing certification in math, reading, and writing. These proficiency tests are given the third Tuesday of each month, (except July and December).

Effective July 1, 2016, the following policies, procedures, and costs will be in effect for all proficiency tests administered at Bakersfield Adult School.

Time: 5:00 p.m.
Test candidates should report no later than this time to complete forms, pay fees, and have identity verified. The tests are timed and will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. It will take approximately three hours to complete the battery of three tests.

Cost: $10.00 (for all tests)

Individual Tests:

  • Reading - $2.00
  • Math - $2.00
  • Writing - $6.00


Materials Needed:
Ink pen and #2 pencil

All examinees must have picture identification. Acceptable picture identification includes a California driver's license or I.D. card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, passport, military I.D. card, or government I.D. card. The examinees name, birth date, signature, and photograph must appear on the above or on some combination of the above. A temporary driver's license, social security card, or birth certificate is not sufficient to prove identification.

Testing Dates

*No tests are given in July and December.

Tests are given on the third Tuesday of each month with the following exception:

August 20, 2019
September 17, 2019
October 15, 2019
November 19, 2019
*December - No Test
January 21, 2020
February 18, 2020
March 17, 2020
April 21, 2020
May 19, 2020
June 16, 2020
*July - No Test

Reservations are not required to take the test; however, if additional information is needed, call Bakersfield Adult School at (661) 835-1855.