RC Testing Center


The Testing Center handles placement testing, GED testing and many other tests for the community at large in a relatively compact area. To maximize the use of our space, different types of testing are offered on different days. Be sure to check the Test Center Hours to verify that your desired type of testing will be available. Most tests are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please ensure you leave yourself enough time to complete your test within the posted Testing Center hours.

 

Mission

It is the mission of Reedley College Testing Services to provide professional assessment services designed to enhance student learning, promote academic success, and support the diverse educational goals of all Reedley College students and community. Our program is committed to providing all of our students, faculty, and community members with exceptional customer service while maintaining a learning environment which supports academic integrity and rigor.

 

Location

Reedley College Testing Center: Humanities Building, Room 59, (Download map of Reedley College campus)

 

 


 

Transfer-Level Courses for Everyone

What This Means for You

In October 2017, California enacted a new law Assembly Bill 705 (AB 705) requiring all community colleges to maximize the chance that students will complete transfer-level math and English within one year, and transfer-level ESL within three years.

Reedley College (RC) will only be offering transfer-level Math and English courses.

Students no longer need to take the Placement Test.

To support your success in transfer-level Math and English courses, RC is expanding tutoring and student support services.

 

Why are we changing?

Research shows the fewer Math and English classes a student takes, the more likely they are to stay in college and graduate with a degree. Our number one goal is to get you a college degree.

We are redesigning and rethinking our English and Math course offering to make sure you are moving quickly through Reedley College and getting on to your next goal.

 

What do you need to do?

Students who are enrolled in English or Math courses at Reedley College during the Fall 2018 semester will need to plan carefully when they register for their Spring 2019 courses.

English and Math course sequences are changing and you need to know which English course to take, and which Math course to select based on your Major. 

You will receive information through your instructors, from counselors, and through your student email address to help you navigate the transition.

You can also talk to a counselor to figure out what choice is best for you. 

  • Schedule an Online or In-Person appointment to meet with a counselor.
  • If you are part of a program like CVP, SSS, EOPS, NextUp, Cal-Works or DSPS, please schedule an appointment to meet with your program counselor. 

 

 What is changing?

 English

For the Spring 2019 semester, all students will be eligible to enroll in our transfer-level English course, English 1A.

At the Reedley College Campus, below transfer-level English courses such as English 125, English 126, and English 132, will no longer be offered. 

English 205 (a new class) will be offered as a co-requisite with some English 1A sections to provide additional support for students selecting this course option. If you think you will need the additional support class English 205, please make an appointment to see a counselor.     

At Madera Community College Center and Oakhurst Community College Center, there will continue to be a small number of below transfer-level English courses still offered during the Spring 2019 semester but those courses will no longer be offered after the Spring 2019 semester. 

Math

For the Spring 2019 semester, all students will be eligible to enroll in transfer-level math courses.  There are several math pathways that students can choose from and it is important that you work with a counselor to select the pathway that is right for your major and educational goal. 

At the Reedley College campus, only transfer-level math courses will be offered. Math 201 and Math 103 will no longer be offered.

At Madera Community College Center and Oakhurst Community College Center, there will be a small number of below transfer-level courses offered during the Spring 2019 semester, but those courses will no longer be offered after the Spring 2019 semester. 

 

Make‐up testing is provided by the Reedley Test Center for individual students, registered at Reedley College, who are unable to take their tests in the classroom because of special circumstances (illness, emergency, Student Disability Services, etc.).

Procedure

  1. Instructor initiates the process by completing a Proctor Request form and give it to the student.
    1. (Discuss testing details with your student). 
  1. The student must take the Proctor Request form to the Testing Center and schedule an appointment.
    1. (walk-in testing cannot be accommodated) 
  1. Testing Center will contact the instructor via email after receipt of Proctor Request form and an appointment has been scheduled. 
  1. Instructor reply with proctor details and an attached test at least 1 business day prior to the date of testing. 
  1. Testing Center will proctor test adhering strictly to instructor written test instructions. 
  1. Instructors can select to pick up completed tests in the Testing Center or for the test to be returned through campus mail.

Test Center Will Provide

Scratch Paper *Pencils/Pens * Basic Function Calculator (limited supply) * Proctored, Secure Testing Environment

Schedule a Make-Up Exam Appointment

Set an appointment online by clicking here. If you have a disability or even a temporary disabling condition that will prevent you from taking the tests under standard conditions, please contact Disabled Student Programs & Services at (559) 638-0332 or visit the DSP&S webpage for more details.

Students must display knowledge and skills required for basic use of computer hardware, software, and the Internet. The test will include critical computer and Internet skills valued in today’s academic and professional environments.

3 Skill Sets Measured

  1. Information & Communication
  2. Using the Computer & Managing Files
  3. Word Processing

If sufficiently demonstrated, students will satisfy the computer familiarity requirement to receive an Associate degree, however, the student will not receive college credits and/or units.

Schedule a Computer Familiarity Test Appointment

Set an appointment online by clicking here.

The Proctoring Network is for students taking online courses who need in-person examination proctoring.

In accordance with the Online Education Initiative (OEI) and partnerships with other California Community Colleges, Reedley College Testing Center, currently offers computer-based examination proctoring.

Schedule an Appointment

Set an appointment online by clicking here. If you have a disability or even a temporary disabling condition that will prevent you from taking the tests under standard conditions, please contact Disabled Student Programs & Services at (559) 638-0332 or visit the DSP&S webpage for more details.

It’s important that your placement scores accurately represent your skills and knowledge. Below Reedley College offers tools and resources to help you prepare for the tests. Sharpening your academic skills by answering sample test questions in reading, writing, and math can lead you to improve and can help boost your confidence when you take the actual tests.

The Official Web-Based Study App:

This Web-based study app features practice tests in Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, College-Level Math, Reading Comprehension, and Sentence Skills.

It’s accessible from any Internet-capable computer, and it will help you become familiar with the content and format of the ACCUPLACER test questions. Get Free App

Free ACCUPLACER Sample Questions:

This free PDF gives you examples of the types of questions you’ll see when you take the ACCUPLACER test. It is useful for some fast and simple preparation prior to taking the test. Download Free PDF

General Review of all Math Topics

(This site is not endorsed by Reedley College or the Accuplacer College Board. However, students have found this review helpful in preparing for the placement tests.)

Photo ID is REQUIRED for academic tests

Students taking academic tests (any test or exam required by a course in which a student is enrolled at Reedley College) are required to have their Reedley College Student ID card, which must be presented to RC Testing Center staff when checking in. Any student who does not present a valid, state issue/ Reedley College

Student ID card will not be allowed to take any academic tests. We encourage students to obtain a Reedley College ID card as soon as possible after they have registered for classes and carry it with them on any Reedley College campus.

Personal property MUST be secured in lockers

No personal property (including, but not limited to books, notes, purses, bags, phones, pagers, PDAs) is allowed at the testing stations. All other possessions brought into the center must be secured in a locker, which requires a quarter. The quarter is returned when the locker is reopened. Change is not available from college staff, but change machines are located near some vending machines around the campus.

Examinees may not bring Food, Drink, Chewing Gum or Candy into the Center

Any other item or material which the RC staff determines to be a security risk, potentially disruptive or distracting for any reason is not allowed.

Student ID numbers are required

After you applied and paid your application fee, the Admissions office assigned you a student ID number to be used for registration and all tests. You may find this number on your schedule, by logging into your college email account, or by contact.

Your student ID number is also encoded in the barcode of your Reedley College student ID card, which you are required to present when entering the testing center for academic tests.

Monitoring, Academic Integrity, and Violations of the Rules

Students using the Testing Center MUST consent to observation and surveillance during the time they are in the Testing Center, which may include both audio and video recording. Any violation of Testing Center rules, the Code of Conduct, or the Academic Integrity Policy will be documented & reported to your instructor and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. Any notes or other unauthorized materials will be collected by Testing Center staff and made available to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, the instructor (for course-related tests), or other appropriate Academic Affairs or Student Services personnel.

The Testing Center's rules have been established to ensure fairness in the reporting of examination results and to protect the integrity of the examination process. Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in the denial of access to, or expulsion from, the Testing Center. Instances of suspected academic dishonesty will result in the initiation of disciplinary proceedings as outlined in the College's Code of Conduct. All such occurrences will be documented and reported to the instructor and/or responsible administrator. Breaking any Testing Center rules is considered a violation of the College's Code of Conduct.

Only examinees are allowed in the Testing Center

Friends, family, children, spouses, etc. are not permitted

Examinees may not leave the Testing Center after testing has begun

Once an examination has been distributed, the student may not leave the room for any reason. If a medical condition exists which requires frequent use of restroom facilities, written permission must be obtained from Disability Support Services prior to an examination. Violation of this rule is considered academic dishonesty violation and will be treated and disciplined as such.

Testing Center Hours

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 8:00 am - 4:30 pm 8:00 am - 4:30 pm