Be Prepared

Our Assessment Center offers a board range of services, such as career testing, online exams and computer certification testing including these specific exams and tests:

  • ACCUPLACER Test
  • P.O.S.T. Testing
  • T.E.A.S. Exam
  • GED Testing
  • Proctoring Services

ACCUPLACER

ACCUPLACER is a placement test offered by the College Board. It is similar to COMPASS in that it is not timed; it is adaptive; it will test a student’s skills in reading, writing and math; and its answers are multiple-choice. Test are not timed, but allow at least 2.5 hours to complete the exam. Hand-held calculators are not permitted.

The tests sections are are:

Reading – 20 multiple-choice questions
The test measures your ability to derive meaning from a range of texts and to determine the meaning of words and phrases in short and extended contexts. Categories include Information & Ideas, Rhetoric, Synthesis and Vocabulary.

Writing – 25 multiple-choice questions
The test measures your ability to revise and edit multi-paragraph text for effective expression of ideas and Standard English conventions such as punctuation.

Arithmetic – 20 multiple-choice questions                                                                                                                                                                                                            The test focuses on computation, order of operations, estimation, comparing values in different formats and recognizing equivalent values. 4-function calculator available for some questions.

Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS) – 20 multiple-choice questions
The test measures your ability to perform selected mathematical concepts focusing on computational fluency, applications and conceptual understanding. This includes Linear Applications & Graphs, Factoring, Functions, Polynomial Equations, Exponential & Logarithmic Equations and Trigonometry. 4-function and square root calculator available for some questions.

This is a computer adaptive test. The test questions are multiple choice and chosen for you on the basis of your answers to previous questions. Hand held calculators are not allowed in the Math part of the test. The score range is 200 – 300. Final scores are based on the number of questions answered correctly and the difficulty level of the questions answered correctly.

Students who obtain a score indicating college readiness can move immediately into their chosen curriculum. Those needing additional help will be offered learning support to gain the skills necessary to be college ready.

  • Contact us for an appointment, or visit during Walk-In Hours
  • Bring a government issued I.D. (e.g. Driver’s License or Passport)
  • Retest: A student is allowed two retests per section and must wait 7 days from the original test date. The retest fee is $15 per section.

Walk-In Hours (DeKalb Campus & Newton Campus only)

DeKalb Campus Testing Center

Monday – Thursday: 8:00AM – 3:00PM

Friday: 8:00AM – 1:00PM

 

Newton Campus Testing Center

Tuesday: 2:00PM – 5:00PM

Wednesday: 8:00AM – 12:00PM

Thursday: 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Friday: 9:00AM – 1:00PM

P.O.S.T. Testing

The P.O.S.T test is for those individuals seeking employment in the field of law enforcement or corrections. We offer P.O.S.T. testing at both the DeKalb & Newton campuses. You do not need an appointment – come in during the Walk-in Hours. Bring a government issued ID (i.e. Driver’s License, Passport or Military ID).

Testing Fee: Individuals will need to pick up the Entrance Examination Access Form from the Assessment Center first, and then pay the testing fee of $25 at the Cashier’s Window on the day of the testing.

For more information, contact our Law Enforcement Academy.

T.E.A.S. Exam

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) measures basic skills in academic content in the areas of Mathematics, Reading, Science, and English & Language Usage.

For more information regarding the T.E.A.S. exam, please contact:

Kaye Henry
henryk@gptc.edu