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Public Safety Building is located at 9530 E. 59th St., east of Fairbanks Center for Health Professions.
LaWanda D. Jobe, M.S.
Fax: 317-546-6658 Ljobe3@ivytech.edu
The Assessment Center is a part of Academic Advancement's Academic Support Services (AA) The Assessment Centers at NMC and Fairbanks have eliminated walk in testing and adopted a scheduled testing model. As of February 1, 2011, all assessments require an appointment, including COMPASS, CAAP, TEAS, PSB and distance education exams. Students may schedule appointments on-line NOW at http://ivytech.edu/schedulenow.
The Assessment Center offers ACCUPLACER tests, distance education testing, CAAP, TEAS, PSB and information Prior Learning Assessment. A picture ID is required for all testing.
Business hours at North Meridian Center:
ACCUPLACER, Distance Education Testing, CAAP, TEAS, PSB by appointment at: http://ivytech.edu/schedulenow.
Business hours at Lawrence Campus:
Lawrence Campus ACCUPLACER, Distance Education testing, CAAP, TEAS, PSB by appointment at: http://ivytech.edu/schedulenow.
Assessment Center Staff
North Meridian Campus
Disability Support Services
To plan your classes effectively, the Assessment Center provides academic assessment of all prospective students. Specifically, prospective students are tested for reading, writing, and math skills for appropriate course placement. All incoming students must be assessed prior to enrolling into classes. Your assessment scores will assist advisors in making sure that you are placed into the appropriate classes - the classes in which you will be most successful.
You will need to schedule an assessment test if you are a new college student. You will take ACCUPLACER, a computerized assessment method. The ACCUPLACER test is an adaptive, untimed test. If you have taken the SAT or ACT within the past four years and achieved a verbal score of 460 and a math score of 460, your assessment may be waived. ACT scores of 19 or higher on the reading, English, and math portions will waive the assessment test.
If you meet the requirement in only one area, you may qualify for a partial test substitution. For example – if your SAT verbal score is higher than 460, but your math is lower, you may have the English portion of the test waived. You will then be required to take the math test.
You may qualify for a substitution if you have completed college level English and Math courses at an accredited college or university. You may also be waived of the assessment test if you have an Associate's degree or higher from an accredited college or university. A partial substitution will be granted if you have completed college coursework in either English or Math. You will then be required to the take a portion of the test.
You may see your Academic Advisor for a substitution. Please be sure to bring a copy of your SAT or ACT scores with you. The Advising Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you have further questions, feel free to call the Advising Center staff.
The ACCUPLACER Test
What is ACCUPLACER?
The ACCUPLACER test focuses on math, writing, and reading skills. It is unique in that it adapts to your abilities. ACCUPLACER was developed to help your academic advisor place you into courses that will benefit you.
Who takes ACCUPLACER?
All students entering Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana will go through an initial assessment. For most students this is done by taking the ACCUPLACER test.
The mathematics test includes questions using numbers, text, and graphics. Questions may be at the pre-algebra, basic algebra, or college algebra level and will adjust to your current skill level. Calculators and scratch paper are provided.
Writing Skills Test
The writing skills test presents essays that contain any number of errors and you are instructed to edit the essay and find all of the errors. After you finish editing the essay you will be given some questions to answer about the essay as a whole.
Reading Skills Test
The reading skills test will present you with an essay to read and give you questions to answer about the essay. You could have up to seven different essays with questions about each one. Be sure to read the entire passage before answering questions.
For samples of test questions please go to http://www.studyguidezone.com/pdfs/accuplacerteststudyguide.pdf
Under Assessments click › ACCUPLACER®ESL/e-write. On the left side of the screen click › Sample Questions
These questions are similar to those you will encounter on the ACCUPLACER exam.
To Schedule Your Placement Test
Business hours at the North Meridian Campus:
Business hours at the Fairbanks Campus:
Rules in the ACCUPLACER Lab
Do you think you will qualify for accommodations due to a documented disability?
Any prospective student who feels his/her disability may impact his/her performance on the assessment test should contact a Disability Support Services (DSS) staff member. The DSS phone number is 317-921-4982 at the North Meridian Center in Room 131.
Distance Education Testing
Distance Education Process
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana-Central Indiana has two Testing Labs. Please review the location and hours below before choosing one Testing Lab.
You will need to submit to your home site or instructor the name of the one proctor site you have chosen: either the North Meridian Campus (Main Campus) or the Fairbanks Center for Health Professions (Lawrence Campus) with all its contact information.
Testing is offered by scheduled appointment only. Before showing up to take your test, please call or e-mail your designated testing lab to make sure your test is available.
Testing Lab Rules and Procedures for Students
All students must have a valid photo I.D. such as a current driver's license or student I.D. to be allowed to test in the Testing Lab. Students will not be allowed to take a test if they do not have a valid I.D.
No food or beverages will be permitted in the Testing Lab. No cell phones, children, or talking will be permitted. These rules will be strictly enforced.
Once started, students must finish their test. Students may not leave in the middle of a test and come back later to finish. Students will not be given more than one test at one time. The students will have to completely finish one test before beginning another. Time limits will be strictly enforced. Students must begin their test with enough time to finish before the lab closes.
No cheating of any kind will be tolerated in the lab. If a student appears to be cheating in the lab, it will be reported to the instructor. The instructor will enforce appropriate disciplinary action.
Students must know the course number for which they are testing, the instructor's name and the test number, for example Test 1 or Mid-term when signing in.
Lawrence Distance Education Testing Hours:
Testing by appointment at http://ivytech.edu/schedulenow. Instructions to schedule a DE, TEAS, Foreign Language test.
Lawrence Contact Information
phone: (317) 921-4606
fax: (317) 546-6772 F150
9301 East 59th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46216
North Meridian Distance Education Testing Hours: Testing by appointment at http://ivytech.edu/schedulenow.
North Meridian Contact Information
Louise Dinsmore, 50 West Fall Creek Parkway, North Drive, NMC, Room 533, Indianapolis, IN 46208, phone: (317) 917-5984, fax: (317) 921-4684
Prior Learning Assessment
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) is a way to discover whether or not your prior life experiences and achievements can be translated into course credit towards a degree at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. PLA credit is credit granted for learning accomplished outside of and prior to your college enrollment. It is the process used by the college to determine whether the skills claimed by a student can be reasonably validated through demonstrations, documentation, and valid certifications. It is simply another way of building a transcript with the appropriate type and amount of credit for earning a degree in a program.
People may earn certifications for technical and professional skills. Examples of this might include “Emergency First Responder”, “NOVELL Administrator”, “MS-NETWORK Administrator”, “Certified Professional Secretary”, and “Certified Public Accountant”. Clearly, some of these certifications require a great deal of work and learning, and almost all of them are validated by completion of a test, apprenticeship, or cooperative work experience. Not surprisingly, once a specific certification is earned the recipient may discover that many of the skills and processes mastered in earning that certification are also part of various college-level coursework. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana has analyzed a number of these certifications and identified specific course objectives and/or entire courses that would be satisfied by the earning of specific certifications. The list of these certifications and the college work that they relate to is identified in the Certification Crosswalk. This document may be viewed at: http://www.ivytech.edu/pla/CertCrosswalkSept2012.pdf
A valid and current certification will provide authentication for a skill set. There are other ways to authenticate competencies, including: records of completion of workplace training; documented examples of your work; documented success in apprenticeships; workplace development; training programs for military, civil service, AmeriCorps, Peace Corp, VISTA ; seminars and workshops put on by employers, schools, community agencies, etc. The key is to be able to provide documentation (proof) of what was taught, proof that you were successful at it, and proof that it applies towards one or more specific course objectives.
An online self-paced tutorial can guide you through the process of assembling a portfolio and submitting it throug hhe appropriate channels for assessment of your life experiences and achievements. The tutorial is available at http://www.ivytech.edu/pla/
For further information regarding Prior Learning Assessment, please contact:
PSB and TEAS Test
Students pursuing a degree in Surgical Technology must take the PSB exam. The PSB exam is a computer-based timed aptitude assessment that is one of the determining factors in the admission process for the Surgical Technology programs. Students pursuing this health profession program should contact Jeanne Rieger at 317-921-4404 for further information on this exam.
Students seeking admission to the Registered Nursing (RN) program or pursuing an LPN certificate must take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) exam in order to apply for admission to the program. (The RN program is also referred to as the Associate of Science in Nursing.) The cost for the TEAS is $40.00 and must be paid in advance at the Bursar's office. The fee is non-refundable. If you need to cancel or reschedule you must do so 48 hours in advance or you will be charged for a second test. The TEAS exam is a computer-based timed exam and is one of the determining factors in the admission process for the RN program. Students interested in pursuing a degree in the RN and LPN program should contact the Health and Public Services Division at 317-921-4428 for more information about this exam.
TEAS and PSB: Testing is by appointment only. Please go to http://ivytech.edu/schedulenow to schedule an appointment. TEAS tests are offered one Saturday per month.
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Admissions Welcome Center
Online Orientation is available through Campus Connect
If you do not have internet access, please come to campus and use our computers. Computers are available in the North Meridian Center Room 119 or the Lawrence Campus Room 139 during the following hours: