Assessment Center Overview - El Centro College - El Centro ...Presentation Transcript
Assessment Center Welcome to Our Website!
Hours of Operation Close @ 3:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Saturday Close @ 4:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Friday Close @ 8:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday
Assessment Center Staff Jo Ann Jackson (PT) Andres Mejia (PT) Bernard Munoz (PT) Kaja Mutombo Sarah Smith Maria Cruz Department Assistants Ronnie Johnson Testing Assistant Donna Hill Testing Coordinator Monty Francis Director of Assessment
Aid in the admissions process through Placement testing
Assess Health Occupations & Continuing Education students
Certify Texas teachers through examination
Proctor instructional and cross-campus exams
Test students in English as a foreign/2 nd language
Measure workforce development
Protecting Test Integrity
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.
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!
Submit Application for Admissions
See Advisor in Counseling Center (214-860-2084)
Get Test Referral Form (TRF) from Advisor to take to Assessment Center
Must be tested as required by law
Must meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Standards
Accuplacer is state-approved alternative test for THEA
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
1 st 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
Dual Credit/High School Students
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
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.
Timed assessment developed by ACT
Does not take precedence over Accuplacer
Primarily for special needs students
Math & Reading scored in Assessment Center; Writing sent to ACT (2 weeks)