Testing Center Update for Orientation Kickoff

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Howard R. Mzumara; Leah Kirkpatrick; Clifford Marsiglio
IUPUI Testing Center
http://tc.iupui.edu
Main Office: Lockefield Village, 980 Indiana Ave., LV 1166
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TC “Service with Distinction”
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Placement Testing Update
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Collaboration/Partnership
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Seating Capacity for IUPUI
Testing Center facilities
o Proctoring of academic tests in
SL070 Testing Center facility
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Other Related Updates …
Orientation Kickoff
5/9/2014
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What value does the Testing Center bring to our campus and our community; and
who needs to better understand this?
Service to students or faculty
 Placement tests via unproctored Internet testing:
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ALEKS Math Assessments including Online Learning Modules
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World Language Placement Tests (French, German, & Spanish)
 Proctored tests in the IUPUI Testing Center facilities:
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English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Placement Tests (COMPASS/ESL tests & IUPUI Essay Test)
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Credit-by-Examination; Course Test-Out; Independent Study Exams; Prior Learning Assessments
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Admissions/Certification/Licensure Exams (e.g., MAT, TEAS Nursing Exam, TOEFL iBT, CASA, etc.)
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Make-up class exams
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Proctored Computer-Based Class Tests [School of Nursing, School of Science, Economics Dept., etc.]
Campus access to potential students
Revenue (via proctoring of state or national exams)
Community service (outreach testing)
Orientation Kickoff
5/9/2014
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Communicate to campus constituencies of
services TC provides, and the value added …
Utilization & Efficiency of testing facilities
◦ Empty seats are bad (build volume of test-takers…)
◦ Maintain suitable & convenient hours of operation
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Utilize computer labs for multiple purposes
and multiple clients
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5/9/2014
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Recently established test components (PLTIN):
◦ MA700 – ALEKS Mathematics placement test
◦ IUPUI World Language Online Placement Tests
 FL101 – French Placement Test (unproctored version)
 FL202 – Spanish Placement Test (unproctored version)
 FL301 – German Placement Test (unproctored version)
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For Placement Charts, click on webpage links under
“Advisor Information”:
http://tc.iupui.edu/testing/students/
Orientation Kickoff
5/9/2014
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IUPUI TC plans to stop offering COMPASS Mathematics
Placement Tests on June 30, 2014
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Pre-algebra Test
Algebra Test
College Algebra Test
Trigonometry Test
MA601
MA602
MA603
MA604
Scores valid one year from test date
(thru June 2015)
Replace COMPASS Math with ALEKS Math (MA700) for
course placement in MATH and/or first-year Chemistry
(CHEM-C 101 & CHEM-C 105)
Continue to offer COMPASS/ESL test package
(Grammar/Usage, Reading, Listening) and IUPUI Essay test
for EAP course placement purposes
Orientation Kickoff
5/9/2014
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Discontinue to offer paper-and-pencil Chemistry
Placement Test (CH105) -- use ALEKS Math
assessment scores for placement in first-year
Chemistry courses
Chemistry Placement Chart
(based on ALEKS Math -- MA700)
◦ http://tc.iupui.edu/testing/testscores/chemistry.asp
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No change made to English Guided Self-Placement
(GSP) process for placement in first-year writing
courses (http://english.uc.iupui.edu/)
Orientation Kickoff
5/9/2014
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New “Testing Fee”: $50 (flat fee)
◦ Assessed to incoming Fall 2014 Admits and future cohorts…
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See Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
◦ http://tc.iupui.edu/testing/students/
 General FAQ
 ALEKS FAQ
 World Language Placement Tests FAQ
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5/9/2014
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Daily automated score upload to SIS:
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[Note: Students Math placement scores are available in ALEKS system]
Periodic manual score upload to SIS:
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MA700 ALEKS Math placement scores are uploaded to SIS
within 24 to 48 hours from completion of online test
FL101/FL202/FL301 (world language) unproctored online
placement tests are uploaded weekly (or as needed)
Total # of placement tests completed
(Test Date Range: March 1, 2014 to May 7, 2014)
◦ ALEKS Math (MA700): 812
◦ French (FL101):
43
◦ German (FL301):
22
◦ Spanish (FL202):
241
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5/9/2014
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Collaboration Model
Technology Partnership Model
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5/9/2014
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BS3000 Testing Center (placement testing and state/national exams):
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BS3003: 34 seats; expandable to 55 seats during peak times
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BS3001: 25 seats (overflow lab)
SL070 Testing Center (academic testing)
computer-based class tests offered by schools/academic units
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SL070 A-D (4 computer labs): 124 seats; expandable to 142 seats during
peak times
SL070 Testing Center Hours of Operation (Spring 2014):
 Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
 Friday & Saturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 Sunday: 12:00 – 5:00 PM
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SL 064: Evaluation & Data Processing Unit (2 staff offices, open work area, & locked storage)
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LV 1166 Suite: Testing Center Administrative Offices
(Lockefield Village, 980 Indiana Avenue)
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 34 Seats
 Expandable to 55 seats during peak times
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SL070 suite (total number of seats):
 124 Seats
 Expandable to 142 seats during peak times
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Pleasant for students
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Easy to use
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Increased efficiency
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Security (proctored/
monitored environment)
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Access control
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Leverages campus resources
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5/9/2014
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IUPUI Test Scheduling Development Project:
◦ Short-term solution: Currently using a ‘vended
solution’:
 Appointment-plus (www.appointment-plus.com)
online appointment scheduling software
◦ Long-term solution: Collaborate with external
vendor and UITS to develop a custom
scheduling solution for IUPUI Testing Centers
Orientation Kickoff
5/9/2014
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Summer Session: Revised business hours for Testing
Center facilities (BS3000 and SL070 suites) will be
posted at the TC website: http://tc.iupui.edu
Testing Center policies and procedures for test
administration are developed, reviewed or approved by
appropriate university authorities or campus-wide
advisory committees including:
◦ Placement Testing Advisory Committee
 Chair: Kathy Johnson, Dean of University College
◦ Classroom Testing Advisory Committee
 Chair: Peggy Stockdale, Chair of Psychology Department
Orientation Kickoff
5/9/2014
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Question & Answer Session …
and
Thank You!
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