UACCM

Testing Services

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Tests Given

ACCUPLACER

Admission test for course placement and scholarship purposes.

$15.00 fee for the first time the test is taken. $5.00 fee for each re-test. Payment should be made at the Student Accounts window in the University Center prior to testing. ACCUPLACER testing fees are non-refundable, non-transferrable.

Due to limited seating, students should contact Testing Services to schedule an appointment. No appointment necessary. Testing Services hours are subject to change. Check for testing schedule changes above before planning to take the test. Testing is on a first come, first served basis and is subject to space availability.

  • Photo I.D. and receipt must be shown before test is administered.
  • Student must know his/her Social Security Number to take the ACCUPLACER
  • No calculators are allowed for this exam.
  • No test will be administered within 2 hours of the close of Testing Services.

Remote ACCUPLACER Requirements

Students who cannot come to campus and would like to request remote testing should meet the following requirements before emailing Testing Services to request an appointment.

  • A PC or Mac Computer (Chromebooks are not compatible)
  • A webcam and microphone
  • Access to a stable internet connection fast enough for video chatting.
  • Before requesting to test go to www.accuplacer.org and verify system requirements.

The ACCUPLACER test has three sections: reading; writing; and quantitative reasoning, algebra, and statistics. You can take the test multiple times, and UACCM will use your highest score for each section for placement and scholarship purposes.

ACCUPLACER/COMPANION Accommodation Approval Process

COMPANION is provided in Braille, large print, audio CD, and paper/pencil versions. UACCM facilitates read-aloud exams via an audio CD and paper/pencil exam (Companion Exam) or via computerized software (JAWS or NVDA with Math Player). Testing Services provide adjustable desks, adjustable chairs, a noise machine used to reduce distractions, and headphones to further reduce noise. Breaks during the exam and a small group testing location can be requested without need for documentation.

ACCUPLACER and COMPANION are not timed. Extended time is determined by time the student allows for arrival and departure and testing center hours.

Documentation criteria requirements for ACCUPLACER/COMPANION accommodations:

  1. The diagnosis is clearly stated
  2. Information is current
  3. Educational, developmental, and medical history is presented
  4. The diagnosis is supported
  5. The functional limitation is described
  6. Recommended accommodations are justified
  7. Evaluators’ professional credentials are established

Please send documentation for accommodations with a signed *FERPA third party release by fax to 501-977-2107 or by mail to:

UACCM Disability Services
1537 University Blvd.
Morrilton, AR 72110

Do not send documentation via e-mail.

*Include a contact phone number for the FERPA designee. We will call and schedule the exam once accommodation(s) are approved.

You are provided the opportunity to send any missing or necessary information throughout the approval process and will be notified via telephone of any questions or paperwork requirements.

Important note: Special education placement categories are not always a diagnosis. We must have the diagnosis clearly listed. For example, SI—Speech or Language Impairment has several different diagnoses related to this placement category.

To learn more about approving accommodations and appropriate documentation, visit: www.collegeboard.org

Make-Up Tests

Exam proctoring for make-up tests as requested and approved by the instructor.

By appointment only. Testing Services cannot schedule an appointment without receiving the exam first. Make appointments via email at testing.services@uaccm.edu.

  • Students must gain approval from their instructor and have the exam submitted before scheduling an appointment.
  • Appointments should be made 24 hours in advance. Requests received on shorter notice are subject to time and space availability.
  • Photo I.D. must be shown before test is administered.
  • Students arriving late for an appointment are subject to cancellation.
  • Test will be collected at the end of the time allowed by the instructor.
  • Completed tests will be returned to the instructor.

Testing Services reserves the right to cancel appointments and require the appointment to be rescheduled.

Accommodated Testing

For students who have completed the disability intake process through the department of Student Development.

By appointment only. Make appointments via email to your instructor and coping (cc) testing.services@uaccm.edu to request the day, time, class, accommodations, and location of each exam.

  • Schedule all exams 48 hours in advance. Requests received on shorter notice are subject to time and space availability.
  • Schedule the exam when your class is taking the test unless your accommodation interferes.
  • Discuss scheduling the exam with your instructor and let them know you’ll be using your accommodations.
  • Students arriving late for an appointment are subject to cancellation.

Testing Services reserves the right to cancel appointments and require the appointment to be rescheduled.

Distance Education Proctoring

For courses not taught at UACCM

$25.00 fee for courses taught at another college. Payment should be made at the Student Accounts window in the University Center prior to testing. ACCUPLACER testing fees are non-refundable, non-transferrable.

By appointment only. Make appointments via phone at (501) 977-2060 or email at testing.services@uaccm.edu.

  • Appointments should be made 24 hours in advance. Requests received on shorter notice are subject to time and space availability.
  • Photo I.D. and receipt must be shown before test is administered.
  • Students arriving late for an appointment are subject to cancellation.

Testing Services reserves the right to cancel appointments and require the appointment to be rescheduled.

Pre-Admission Examination (PAX)

Entrance exam for the Practical Nursing program. A link to apply for and schedule the exam will be provided after submission and review of an application to the PN program.

$40.00 testing and proctoring fee paid online at time of application for the exam. PAX exam fees are non-refundable, non-transferrable.

  • Photo I.D. and receipt must be shown before test is administered.
  • Students arriving late for an appointment are subject to cancellation.
  • Students are only allowed to take the PAX exam once during each practical nursing application period.

Testing Services reserves the right to cancel appointments and require the appointment to be rescheduled.

NACE

Entrance exam for the Registered Nursing program. A link to apply for and schedule the exam will be provided after submission and review of the application to ARNEC.

$60.00 testing and proctoring fee paid online at time of application for the exam. NACE testing fees are non-refundable, non-transferrable.

Registration date will be 5 days prior to test date for Computer-Based exams. Any rescheduling of the test must be done at least one day before the exam registration closes. Registration is valid for the test date and location on the Exam Certification. After completing the rescheduling process, the original seat is unavailable. Testing Services will have a roster showing the student had rescheduled to another date.

CLEP (College Level Examination Program)

Earn college credit for knowledge acquired through independent study, prior course work, on-the-job training, professional development, cultural pursuits, or internships. CLEP is an internet-based assessment of current skills for college credit.

$25.00 proctoring fee. Payment should be made at the Student Accounts window in the University Center prior to testing.

$89.00 exam fee. Payment must be paid with a valid credit card at the time of test to CLEP online when logging in.

By appointment only, contact Testing Services staff by phone at (501) 977-2060 or via email at testing.services@uaccm.edu

  • Photo I.D. and receipt must be shown before test is administered.
  • Students arriving late for an appointment are subject to cancellation.
  • 90 minute exams
  • instant results
  • While any CLEP test is available, UACCM offers credit for passing scores only on the tests listed on the testing Credit by Exam web page. UACCM has established minimum CLEP scores which are equal to or greater than the minimum scores recommended by the American Council of Education.
  • There is a six month waiting period for re-testing.

Testing Services reserves the right to cancel appointments and require the appointment to be rescheduled.

Guidelines For Use

In order to ensure the integrity of all activity related to testing, UACCM has established the following guidelines:

  • Students must present an official photo I.D. This may include a current driver’s license, UACCM student I.D., current alien registration/passport, or military I.D. Other forms of identification may be required. You will not be allowed to take a test without proper identification.
  • No food or drinks are allowed in the testing area.
  • Only students taking a test are permitted in the test area. No children or unauthorized adults are allowed. Testing Services reserves the right to refuse test administration to an individual if unsupervised children are present.
  • All tests will be collected at the end of the time limit designated and/or at closing time. No tests will be administered 2 hours prior to the closing of testing services.
  • Cellular phones, electronic devices, or personal belongings are required to be in a secure locker outside the testing room. Unauthorized electronic devices or personal belongings, including cell phones, found in the testing area may result in a revocation of testing privileges.
  • Testing Services personnel is not responsible for lost, stolen, or broken items. Property secured in a testing locker will not be surrendered in the case of a lost key until a report is filed with the UACCM Department of Public Safety.
  • Students are subject to being video-taped during exams to protect the integrity of the testing room and identity of the test taker should any questions arise.
  • No breaks will be allowed during the administration of a test. Once a test begins, you may not leave the room unless you have requested special accommodations through the the department of Student Development. Students who have a require an accommodation should contact the the department of Student Development. The department of Student Development is located in the Business Technology Center, Room 204. Arrangements for accommodations should be made at least one week before arriving for the test.
  • Scratch paper will be provided and must be turned into Testing Services personnel at the conclusion of a test. No scratch paper will be allowed to leave the testing room.
  • Students are responsible for providing their own pen and/or pencil.
  • The Testing Services policy on Academic Dishonesty is posted outside the testing room. Testing Services personnel will closely monitor the testing room at all times. Cheating may include, but is not limited to, making an effort to remove test materials, notes, or scratch paper from the testing room, not following test procedures, failing to stop work when time is called, disturbing or attempting to get answers from another examinee, using unauthorized aids during testing, accessing unauthorized internet links, disregarding proctor instructions, taking an examination for another individual, or allowing another person to take an exam for you.
  • UACCM policies regarding misconduct and academic dishonesty will be enforced. Violators may be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.