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TEAS Testing Dates

 

Evergreen Campus                   Atmore Campus

October 08, 2019   8:30 AM         October 07, 2019 9:30 AM          

November 12, 2019  8:30 AM         October 28, 2019 9:30 AM

December 10, 2019  8:30 AM

 

 

The ACCUPLACER Test is administered on the Evergreen Campus every Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m, and on the Atmore Campus every Monday at 10:00am.

Reid State uses the Accuplacer test to assess students to determine their reading, English and math skills. Placement scores help academic advisors recommend courses that are appropriate for you. The Accuplacer test is untimed.  If you require accommodations, beyond extended time, contact the ADA representative prior to testing. 

Do I have to take the Accuplacer test?

You must take the assessment test unless you are exempt. Students may be exempt from taking the Accuplacer if they have transfer degree-creditable, college-level English or Mathematics courses with a grade of “C” or better from an accredited institution or by providing minimum qualifying SAT or ACT scores in English and/or math as follows:

Act and SAT Exemptions

 

ACT

SAT

(prior to 2016)

 

New SAT

(Section Score)

 

New SAT

(Test Scores)

 

English/
Writing

≥ 18

(English)

 

≥ 440

(Writing)

 

≥ 510

(Evidence Based Reading and Writing

 

≥ 25

(Writing and Language)

 

Reading

≥ 20

≥ 480

≥ 510

(Evidence Based Reading and Writing)

 

≥ 26

Math

≥ 20

≥ 480

≥ 510

≥ 25.5

What is the Accuplacer?

The Accuplacer is a computerized self-paced, untimed test.  Most students complete the test within 1 1/2 to 2 hours. The test is adaptive; the Accuplacer determines which questions will be given next based upon previous answers. This provides a more accurate method of measuring an individual student's skill levels than a general test. It also means that no two tests taken are precisely the same. You are encouraged to give each question as much thought as you wish before selecting your final answer. Your scores will determine which English and math courses you are eligible to take.

The Accuplacer has three parts:

The Accuplacer placement test has sections in Writing, Reading and Math. The writing test is in essay format; a 300-600 word essay on a provided topic. Reading and math are multiple-choice. Scratch paper and pencils are provided; handheld calculators are not allowed. However, an electronic calculator is available within the testing software.  Students are strongly encouraged to prepare for testing using the Accuplacer free web-based study app available at accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login.

Retest

A student who wishes to challenge placement results may retest once per academic year provided there is evidence the student has completed test preparation activities. Reid State will charge a one-time fee for retesting of $10.00. Students will be allowed to retest in only the deficient subject area; Math, Reading, or Writing. Placement test scores will be valid for three years from the date of the original or retest assessment. Currently enrolled students will not be allowed to retest unless changing majors. (i.e., Nursing Assistant changing to LPN or another program that requires specific scores.)

*Special Accommodations

Student requiring special accommodations should contact the Testing Coordinator at 251-578-1313 xt.149.

GED TEST
Reid State Technical College is excited to offer you the 2014 GED® Test. The test is administered on Reid State’s Main Campus in building 100, Testing Center. The test is administered by Ms. Latrisa Simpkins. Ms. Simpkins can be reached at 251-578-1313 ext. 149 or lsimpkins@rstc.edu. Persons eligible to take the test must register in advance online at GED.com. The cost of the test is $120, or $30 for each of the four sections. Adult Education students who perform well academically may be eligible for financial assistance in paying for the test. For more information about this assistance, please contact the Adult Education Director at 251 578-1313 ext.163.

What’s the 2014 GED® test like?
The GED® test has been updated to make sure it measures what graduating high school seniors know and what colleges and employers will expect of you.

  • Four (4) parts:
    • Science (90 minutes)
    • Social Studies (90 minutes)
    • Reasoning Through Language Arts (150 minutes including a 10-minute break)
    • Mathematical Reasoning (90 minutes)
  • Offered on computer
  • English and Spanish

Where can I study?
Contact the Reid State Technical College Adult Education Program at 251 578-1313 ext. 163. or sign up for MyGED™ at GED.com and click on “Study” to find tools, free practice test questions, and GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test.

How do I register?
Sign up for MyGED™ at GED.com and you will get information about local policies, how to request modified testing conditions (accommodations), or you’ll be able to schedule right then.

Eligibility
In order to be administered the GED Test, candidates shall:
Not be enrolled in a public K-12 school, a private K-12 school, a church school or a private tutor program registered with the Alabama Department of Education.

  • Not have earned a secondary school diploma from a public school or private school registered with the Alabama Department of Education.
  • Meet one of the following requirements:
    • Eighteen (18) years of age or older
    • Seventeen (17) years of age, exited an Alabama public school and present to the GED Examiner a notarized Student Exit Interview form from the school system and a notarized letter from a parent/legal guardian giving permission to administer the GED Test to the applicant.
    • Sixteen (16) years of age, exited an Alabama public school and present to the GED Examiner a notarized Certificate of Exemption issued by his/her local superintendent and a notarized letter from a parent/legal guardian giving permission to administer the GED Test to the applicant.
    • Sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) years of age, resident of Alabama, exited a private school, a church school, or a private tutor program and must present to the GED Examiner a notarized letter from a parent/legal guardian that the applicant has permission to be administered the GED Test and evidence of withdrawal on school/program letterhead.

** Alabama residency is required for applicants under eighteen (18) years of age.

In order to complete the online register for a 16 or 17 year old, the required documentation listed above must be physically turned into a GED testing center.

When can I schedule?
| Scheduling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with MyGED™ at GED.com. Log in and click on “Schedule Test” on the top. Once you complete the scheduling questions you’ll be directed to choose your language, subject, and the day and time that works best for you to test. You can also schedule one test at a time to make sure you feel prepared every time.

How long is the process for GED test pre-registration?
20 – 30 minutes

What is the passing score?
On the 2014 GED® test you need to earn at least 150 points on each subject to pass. To find out if you’re likely to pass, take GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test and the only test that can tell you if you’re likely to pass. Sign into MyGED™ at GED.com to get ready with GED Ready™.

How long does it take to get GED scores after testing?
Scores will be received immediately upon completion of the exam. However, Reasoning through Language Arts (essay) scores will take 3-5 business days and can be checked at GED.com under the examinees profile.

Is there a fee to take the test?
The GED Test fee is $120 for the complete battery or ($30 per subject).

Get started at GED.com. Register today!!!!

*Special Accommodations

Candidates for GED that require special Accommodations need to contact Pearson Vue directly to set up their accommodation at 1-877-EXAM-GED (1-877-392-6433) or accommodations@ged.com.

 

It is the policy of Reid State Technical College not to discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, disability, gender, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment.

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