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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