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IUPUI Testing Center: Update on Testing Services 2014 Orientation Kickoff. Howard R. Mzumara; Leah Kirkpatrick; Clifford Marsiglio IUPUI Testing Center http://tc.iupui.edu Main Office : Lockefield Village, 980 Indiana Ave ., LV 1166. Presentation Outline.

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iupui testing center update on testing services 2014 orientation kickoff

IUPUI Testing Center: Update on Testing Services2014 Orientation Kickoff

Howard R. Mzumara; Leah Kirkpatrick; Clifford Marsiglio

IUPUI Testing Center


Main Office: Lockefield Village, 980 Indiana Ave., LV 1166

presentation outline
Presentation Outline
  • TC “Service with Distinction”
  • Placement Testing Update
  • Collaboration/Partnership
  • Seating Capacity for IUPUI Testing Center facilities
    • Proctoring of academic tests in SL070 Testing Center facility
  • Other Related Updates …

Orientation Kickoff

tc service with distinction initiative
TC“ Service with Distinction” Initiative
  • 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 unproctoredInternet testing:
        • ALEKS Math Assessments including Online Learning Modules
        • World Language Placement Tests (French, German, & Spanish)
      • Proctored tests in the IUPUI Testing Center facilities:
        • English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Placement Tests (COMPASS/ESL tests & IUPUI Essay Test)
        • Credit-by-Examination; Course Test-Out; Independent Study Exams; Prior Learning Assessments
        • Admissions/Certification/Licensure Exams (e.g., MAT, TEAS Nursing Exam, TOEFL iBT, CASA, etc.)
        • Make-up class exams
        • 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

value minded testing centers tc
Value-minded Testing Centers (TC)
  • 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
  • Utilize computer labs for multiple purposes and multiple clients

Orientation Kickoff

placement testing update
Placement Testing Update
  • 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)
  • For Placement Charts, click on webpage links under “Advisor Information”: http://tc.iupui.edu/testing/students/

Orientation Kickoff

act compass esl update
  • IUPUI TC plans to stop offering COMPASS Mathematics Placement Tests on June 30, 2014
    • Pre-algebra Test MA601
    • Algebra Test MA602 Scores valid one year from test date
    • College Algebra Test MA603 (thru June 2015)
    • Trigonometry Test MA604
  • 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

other iupui placement tests
Other IUPUI Placement Tests …
  • 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
  • No change made to English Guided Self-Placement (GSP) process for placement in first-year writing courses (http://english.uc.iupui.edu/)

Orientation Kickoff

iupui online placement tests
IUPUI Online Placement Tests
  • New “Testing Fee”: $50 (flat fee)
    • Assessed to incoming Fall 2014 Admits and future cohorts…
  • See Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
    • http://tc.iupui.edu/testing/students/
      • General FAQ
      • ALEKS FAQ
      • World Language Placement Tests FAQ

Orientation Kickoff

placement score upload to sis
Placement Score Upload to SIS
  • Daily automated score upload to SIS:
    • MA700 ALEKS Math placement scores are uploaded to SIS within 24 to 48 hours from completion of online test
    • [Note: Students Math placement scores are available in ALEKS system]
  • Periodic manual score upload to SIS:
    • 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

Orientation Kickoff

collaboration partnership model
Collaboration/Partnership Model…

Collaboration Model

Technology Partnership Model

Orientation Kickoff

iupui testing center facilities
IUPUI Testing Center Facilities
  • BS3000 Testing Center (placement testing and state/national exams):
          • BS3003: 34 seats; expandable to 55 seats during peak times
          • BS3001: 25 seats (overflow lab)
  • SL070 Testing Center (academic testing)
    • computer-based class tests offered by schools/academic units
      • 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
  • SL 064: Evaluation & Data Processing Unit (2 staff offices, open work area, & locked storage)
  • LV 1166 Suite: Testing Center Administrative Offices(Lockefield Village, 980 Indiana Avenue)

Orientation Kickoff

testing center bs3000 m ain entrance to bs3000 suite
Testing Center - BS3000(Main Entrance to BS3000 Suite)
  • 34 Seats
  • Expandable to 55 seats during peak times

Orientation Kickoff

testing center lab layout sl070 d
Testing Center Lab Layout (SL070-D)
  • SL070 suite (total number of seats):
    • 124Seats
    • Expandable to 142seats during peak times

Orientation Kickoff

design goals for testing facilities
Design Goals for Testing Facilities
  • Pleasant for students
  • Easy to use
  • Increased efficiency
  • Security (proctored/ monitored environment)
  • Access control
  • Leverages campus resources

Orientation Kickoff

update on test scheduling solutions
Update on Test Scheduling Solutions
  • 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

other updates
Other Updates …
  • 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

open session
Open Session …

Question & Answer Session …


Thank You!

Orientation Kickoff