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Planning and Developing A Computer and Internet-Based Testing Services Center. Presenters: Edward Gerber, Director- UTEP Student Assessment & Testing Andrew MacDonald, Testing Coordinator-UTEP Student Assessment & Testing. University of Texas at El Paso. Who Are We?.

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Planning and developing a computer and internet based testing services center

Planning and Developing

A Computer and Internet-Based

Testing Services Center

Presenters:

Edward Gerber, Director- UTEP Student Assessment & Testing

Andrew MacDonald, Testing Coordinator-UTEP Student Assessment & Testing


Planning and developing a computer and internet based testing services center

University of Texas at El Paso

Who Are We?


Planning and developing a computer and internet based testing services center

University of Texas at El Paso

Located in far west Texas

Serving three states:

Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua

And two countries:

United States and Mexico


Planning and developing a computer and internet based testing services center

University of Texas at El Paso

Serves a student body of over 20,000

One of the largest Mexican-American

majority universities in the United States

UTEP serves the largest metropolitan area on the

US/Mexico border and the largest bi-national

community in the Western Hemisphere


Planning and developing a computer and internet based testing services center

University of Texas at El Paso

Where Are We?


Planning and developing a computer and internet based testing services center

Po

El Paso

Population

598,590

Juarez Metro-plex

2 Million +

Both El Paso and

Juarez are the

largest border cities in

their

respective countries

Sixth Largest city in Texas

(It’s the only city in Texas largest enough

to have its own time zone)


Planning and developing a computer and internet based testing services center

Our Facilities


Planning and developing a computer and internet based testing services center

Our Staff


Planning and developing a computer and internet based testing services center

To Provide Great

Customer Service

to our:

What is Our Goal?

STUDENTS

ALUMNI

and OUR COMMUNITY


Planning and developing a computer and internet based testing services center

REMEMBERING OUR MISSION:

To Those

we

serve in

our

communities

Students in the

medical professions

Students in the Military

Students throughout Region 19 hoping to be teachers

Students needing

vocational licenses and certificates


Planning and developing a computer and internet based testing services center

Initial Compliment of Computer Based Tests

College Board

Test Programs

CLEP

ACCUPLACER

Pearson

MAT

Educational Testing

Service (ETS)

iBT TOFEL

iBT TExES

Prometric

DSST


Planning and developing a computer and internet based testing services center

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

TOFEL - TExES

iBT Expansion Plans

Details to Consider Before Expansion.

  • Seat allocation

  • More examinees with same number of seats

  • Simultaneous exams

    • Be sure to follow test rules and guidelines

Local IT requirements


Planning and developing a computer and internet based testing services center

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

TOFEL - TExES

iBT Expansion Plans

Details to Consider Before Expansion.

  • Contract/Agreement

  • Legal review

  • Approval

  • Scheduling

  • Test date and hours

  • Staffing Balancing Act

    • Meeting the scheduling requirements of the companies

    • Keeping the testing staff sane


Planning and developing a computer and internet based testing services center

CONCLUSION

Generating revenue for the

Testing office/University


Planning and developing a computer and internet based testing services center

Is it worth it?

Generated $15,300 in

departmental revenue

during FY 2008 with

Computer Based

Testing.

You decide!


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