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Assessment Center Staff
Services Aid in the admissions process through Placement testing Assess Health Occupations & Continuing Education students Provide Credit-by-Examination Certify Texas teachers through examination Proctor instructional and cross-campus exams Test students in English as a foreign/2nd language Measure workforce development Protecting Test Integrity General Guidelines: All rooms and computer screens are monitored Photo IDs are required to test No children allowed in testing rooms and must be supervised in waiting area No food or drinks; No unauthorized materials All personal belongings must go in lockers Cannot leave testing room once entered No placement or THEA alternative will be given without a TRF. Remember… Students must arrive 90 minutes before closing in order to be tested and to allow enough time to complete examinations! As an “open testing center,” we service students who are not enrolled at ECC, but not for TSI compliance. In order to meet TSI compliance, students must test at the institution where they are seeking enrollment! The Enrollment Process AAA: Application, Advisement, & Assessment! Application Submit Application for Admissions Advisement See Advisor in Counseling Center (214-860-2084) Get Test Referral Form (TRF) from Advisor to take to Assessment Center Assessment The Accuplacer Assesses 3 skills: Adaptive test (automatically adjusts to students’ individual skill levels) Practice test available online! Go to www.dcccd.edu and click on Admissions & Registration, Take an Assessment Test, Practice Test, Accuplacer, and finally Take the Accuplacer. Taking the Accuplacer Get TRF (Test Referral Form) from an Advisor Bring valid photo ID 1st testing session is free Retakes are $10.00/subject (once per semester only, at least 48 hrs after initial exam, but no more than 14 days) Scores are immediately available See Advisor after testing Uses for the Accuplacer General Admission Dual Credit/High School Students Certificate Programs Non Degree-Seeking Students Reading Comprehension Exams (RCE) All DCCCD colleges use same exams & requirements for enrollment & placement Some students exempt, but may take for placement purposes (see Advisor for details) Reading Comprehension Exam (RCE) Exit exam for Developmental Reading students Administered 8 times/yr, including tests & retests Assessment Center staff responsibilities: Receive roster of students to be tested Conduct sign-in & sign-out procedures Proctor exams Provide score results & enter them into Colleague System Institutional Research will forward scores from Colleague to the reading instructional staff. The scores are then distributed to Developmental & ESOL Reading Faculty. ASSET Timed assessment developed by ACT Does not take precedence over Accuplacer Primarily for special needs students Paper-pencil Math & Reading scored in Assessment Center; Writing sent to ACT (2 weeks) Tests Writing; Reading; Numerical; Elementary, Intermediate & College Algebra; & Geometry Instructional Testing Classroom Exam Proctoring For Instructors: Complete Test Administration Form Provide complete detail & clarification Pick up test after last date of administration Sign to ensure exam accountability For Students: Provide Test Request Form with course name, course number, section, & test number Provide photo ID and Scantron (if needed) No cell phones, pagers, food, or drinks Use lockers Cannot leave & come back without permission HESI For those interested in: An Associate of Nursing LVN to RN Advanced Placement bridge Diagnostic Medical Sonography Echocardiology Invasive Cardiovascular Technology Radiography Tested in Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary/General Knowledge, Math, and Anatomy & Physiology HESI Take when applying to Health Occupations programs Tests given October – February and May – August Costs $25.00 Scores valid 2 years Can retake as soon as it can be arranged through Health Occupations office Must bring TRF & photo ID TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language 4 hours long and Internet-based Contains 4 sections: Reading Listening Speaking Writing What is required: Read, listen, & speak a response Listen & speak a response Read, listen, & write a response TOEFL Examinees required to sign Confidentiality Statement Practice tests and test center locations available online The ECC Assessment Center is an ETS Certified Test Administration Site TeXes Teacher Certification Exam Facts available in information & registration bulletins & www.texes.ets.org Internet-based Practice tests and testing centers available online Examinees must bring proper ID and sign a Confidentiality Statement The ECC Assessment Center is an ETS Certified Test Administration Site TABE Test of Adult Basic Education Those students who should take it: ESL Middle College Certified Nursing (CNA) Phlebotomy Medication Aide Message Therapy MRI Technology Medical Insurance Billing TABE Steps to take the test: See Continuing Education Advisor Obtain TRF (Testing Referral Form) Schedule time with Assessment Center First test is free Retakes only permitted by C.E. Department Tests Speaking, Listening, Reading, & Writing For non degree-seeking and certification students Compass/ESL Placement alternative offered by ACT ECC Assessment Center administers ESL component ESOL courses available based on scores Four different measures included: Placement Diagnostic ESL E-write Continuing Education: (214) 860-2147 CLEP Subject Exams, Credit by Examination Students who can take: Already meet requirements of course by experience or training Are not currently enrolled in the actual course Are currently enrolled at the college administering the test Can earn as many credits as ability permits and needs require Only permitted once in the DCCCD per course Unofficial scores available immediately; official scores take 1 month CLEP Step 1: Go to the Assessment Center Step 2: Sign a CLEP Application (also available in Registration Bulletin) Step 3: Pay fees for each course: Credit by Examination Students who can take: Meet requirements of course by experience or training Are not currently enrolled in the actual course Are currently enrolled at the college administering test Can earn as many credits as ability permits and needs require Only permitted once in the DCCCD per course Include CLEP, Instructor Made Exams, DANTES, & AP See Registrar’s Office for details regarding courses for which credit by examination is available COSC 1300 Credit by Exam Prepared, executed and graded by ECC Will be charged a fee & required to purchase password in bookstore Used to test out of the basic computer literacy course Must be enrolled at DCCCD Must not currently be enrolled in course “CR” is granted instead of letter grade May be taken once COSC 1300 Pass/fail (must make 70% to pass) Computerized on 2 designated workstations or paper-pencil 2 parts: Skills assessment for lab component Objective assessment for lecture component Friday appointments only; via phone acceptable Application must be signed prior to test administration Correspondence, Distance Learning & Cross-Campus $25.00 fee per test; must be paid first Allows center to proctor tests from other institutions All campuses in the DCCCD administer telecourse exams. Telecourse: No tests sent via fax because of security Use interoffice mail & a Package Transmittal Form Use Cross-Campus Test Work Order as cover sheet Correspondence, Distance Learning & Cross-Campus Schools which have standing agreements: Creighton University Medical Center Louisiana State University Midwestern State University Telecourse (local residents) Distance Learning University of Arkansas MCE & ICE The Minimum & Intermediate Competency Exams Both in essay format Exit exam Administered 4 times per year, always on a Monday or Tuesday: Mid-November 1st week of December Mid-April End of April/beginning of May Administered in ECC Gym MCE/ICE Sign up at the Assessment Center Paper-pencil Must have Blue Book when scheduling appointment, which will be returned on test day Must bring valid photo ID No electronic devices or leaving the room Stay time will be indicated via signing in and out. Developmental Math (DMAT) May be required to enroll because of test scores Required in certain instances to meet TSI standards Developmental Math assessment is required both before & after testing Most often administered in Assessment Center Basic guidelines: Adhere to testing requirements of instructors Adhere to regulations regarding calculator usage, measuring devices, graphing paper & scratch paper DMAT Must pass exams to pass courses Must score at least a C to advance to the next level Retests may be required DMAT students usually administered Accuplacer Math, ASSET, and/or COMPASS THEA scores acceptable, but not administered at ECC WorkKeys by ACT For MRI program prospective students 3 sections: Reading for Information Locating Information Applied Mathematics No cost Students must: Speak with Advisor in Continuing Education Obtain a TRF Schedule test date and time with Assessment Center Present scores to Advisors & MRI Program Administrator THEA Formerly the TASP Exam Not administered by ECC currently ECC stocks registration bulletins Some other DCCCD campuses still offer the exam $29.00 fee For more info, visit www.thea.nesinc.com or call (512) 927-5397 El Centro Assessment Center Thank you for viewing our presentation!
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