The ASC offers a variety of testing services to support student learning and serve the public at large. All exams given by the ASC must be authorized by the instructor and all students taking exams must have a valid photo I.D. card or CR I.D. number.
DISTANCE EDUCATION EXAMS
Some instructors teach their college courses through the local cable network or the Internet. Very often, they never even meet their students in person. Nevertheless, these instructors still need to assess the learning of their students. Since students take distance education classes because of the flexibility of their delivery, these individuals also need flexible testing times. By administering distance education tests in the ASC over a given period of time, we help to provide that flexibility for students and instructors alike.
ENGLISH COMPETENCY EXAMS
Students enrolled in English 150 & 350 courses must pass a Competency Exam in order to advance to the next course. English Competency Exams are usually administered the last week of classes, which is the week prior to Final Examinations. An instructional memo noting English Competency Exam dates/times (as well as specific instructions for administering them) will be distributed to and reviewed with each student employee prior to exam week. ESOL students typically receive time and a half for their tests. DSPS students receive the time allotted on their accommodative services agreement. Students who require distraction-reduced testing modules or are allowed to use a computer must make prior arrangements & reservations.
Students other than DSPS (Disabled Student Programs & Services) or ESOL are allowed to make up the Competency exam with instructor permission on the appropriate day and designated time. Instructors will turn in the “Test Administration Form” and writing prompts/instructions, just as they do for any other test they have administered in the ASC.
DSPS ACCOMMODATIVE TESTING
DSPS students who have approved testing accommodations can take their exams in the ASC. To receive these accommodations, DSPS students must bring a current test proctoring card which has been signed by their instructor(s). Some typical accommodations provided by the ASC are extended time, distraction-reduced testing modules, readers, scribes, medical breaks, and use of a computer. Students who have questions should contact DSPS at 476-4280 or the Assessment Supervisor at 476-4103.
The ASC is recognized as a testing site for many educational institutions. Students who need to have a test administered in the ASC because they are taking a course at another college can fill out paperwork requesting to do so and schedule a test date with the Assessment Supervisor. The cost is $20/hour of the scheduled exam and needs to be paid to the Business Office prior to arranging a test date and time. Receipts should be brought to the Assessment Supervisor.
TESTS OR SERVICES THE ASC DOES NOT PROVIDE:
|Test proctoring for entire classes (aside from Distance Education courses)
|Online traffic schools (refer inquiries to Humboldt County Library or the Arcata Branch Library)
|SAT, GRE, ACT, (refer inquiries to Humboldt State University)
|CBEST, LSAT, MCAT, PRAXIS, RICA (refer inquiries to Humboldt State University)
|GED preparation services (refer people to their local Adult School or the Job Market)