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Testing Schedule

 

ACT (National) -- American College Testing Program     

The ACT is a paper-based test.

ELIGIBILITY
People of all ages and grade levels are eligible to take the ACT. Most students can register online and do not need a Register-by-Mail packet.

IMPORTANT TESTING INFORMATION
The ACT is a national college admissions examination that is paper-based.  The test consists of subject area tests in: English, Mathematics, Reading and Science.  The ACT Plus Writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 30-minute Writing Test.

ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the U.S.

The ACT includes 215 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete, including a short break (or just over four hours if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing). Actual testing time is 2 hours and 55 minutes (plus 30 minutes if you are taking the ACT Plus Writing).

The ACT is administered on six test dates within the United States, U.S. territories, Puerto Rico, and Canada — September, October, December, February, April, and June. In other locations, the ACT is administered on all of the above dates except September, and the ACT Plus Writing is not available on the February test date. Registration is completed online for this exam.

You may request ONLY ONE Register-by-Mail Packet if:

  • You are younger than 13 years old, or
  • You do not have a credit card or serialized voucher/waiver to pay the fee
  • You are an individual student.  [Educational institutions or government agencies should use the counselor order form.]


It will be sent via U.S. mail, FedEx, or comparable service. Allow 7–10 working days for delivery.

DAY OF THE TEST
Students should report to the Ralph Abernathy Annex building, no later than 8:30 a.m. on test day.  Room location will be posted on building entrance doors.  A picture ID along with an admission ticket, are required to take the test.  Calculators are allowed.  Visit www.actstudent.org for a list of prohibited calculators.

For more information go to:  www.actstudent.org

 

RESIDUAL ACT

The ACT Residual is a paper-based test.

ELIGIBILITY
The Residual ACT is administered to students who were unable to test on a national test date. ACT Residual Testing is strictly limited only to students who have enrolled, have been admitted, or have officially applied to Alabama State University. Scores from Residual Testing are reported only to this institution for admission, course placement, and advising purposes. Students who do not plan to attend ASU must not take the ACT Residual Test on our campus.   Scores are only acceptable for ASU and fees are non-refundable.

IMPORTANT TESTING INFORMATION
Students must be registered and pay for the test in advance. Current cost for testing is $45 payable at the Cashier’s Office, located in the John Garrick Hardy Student Center. You may either pay in person (cash, money order or debit card) or by phone (credit or debit card) at (334) 229-4198.

Students must wait a minimum of 60 days before retesting the ACT Residual. If the 60-day time is violated, the retest scores will be automatically canceled.  No refund will be made for such cancelled scores. For further information or practice, visit:  www.actstudent.org

RESCHEDULING, CANCELLATIONS, MISSED APPOINTMENTS AND REFUNDS
All testing fees paid directly to Alabama State University Testing Center are non-refundable, non-transferable.  You may reschedule the test.  This includes canceling due to arriving more than 30 minutes late, or missing  your scheduled appointment.  If you scheduled your test directly through an exam agency, please contact that exam agency regarding their policies.

NOTE:  After payment, please complete the Residual ACT registration form online under "Testing Center Forms".  Once this process is completed your name will be added to the roster and you will receive confirmation by email.

 

DAY OF THE TEST
Students should report to the Ralph Abernathy Annex building, no later than 8:30 a.m. on test day.  Room location will be posted on building entrance doors.  A picture ID along with receipt of payment, are required to take the test.  Calculators are allowed.  Visit www.actstudent.org for a list of prohibited calculators.  Students can receive their scores from the Academic Advisement Center with a picture I.D. on the same day of testing. Scores will only be released to the student. Scores will NOT be given over the telephone.

 

 

AECTP -- Alabama Educator Certification Testing Program     

The AECTP is a computer-based test.

The basic skills assessments of the AECTP consist of the Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Writing assessments from the ACT WorkKeys System. The assessments measure an examinee's foundational skills that are necessary for effectively performing the critical tasks required of Alabama educators.

The minimum passing scores set by the State Board of Education are Level 4 for the Applied Mathematics assessment, Level 5 for the Reading for Information assessment, and Level 3 for the Writing assessment.  Test candidates should also review the Alabama Department of Education website (www.alsde.edu) and/or contact the teacher testing staff at (334) 242-9983 or aectp@alsde.edu for additional information concerning the assessments that are required.

Individuals may retake an assessment as often as desired.  There is no limit on the number of times that an assessment may be taken.  However, individuals taking the computer-based assessments may only take each assessment one time per testing window.  Individuals who wish to retake a test must reapply in accordance with the procedures printed in the Registration Bulletin.

Applicants for teacher certification should contact the Alabama Department of Education or visit their website (www.alsde.edu) for information about requirements pertaining to subject-matter testing.

Payment
To complete your registration online, you must use MasterCard or VISA as your method of payment.

Requesting Accommodations
To be considered for testing accommodations, your documentation must be received at least 30 days before your selected published test date.

Non-Saturday Testing – Applies to Paper and Pencil Testing Only 
If you select to test via paper and pencil, and are unable to test on a Saturday because of religious convictions, you may apply to test on the Friday prior to the published test date.

DAY OF THE TEST
A picture ID along with an admission ticket, are required to take the test.  For more information visit:  www.act.org/alabamaectp
 

 

LSAT -- Law School Admission Test    

The LSAT is a paper-based test.

The Law School Admission Test (LSAT) is a half-day, standardized test administered four times each year at designated testing centers throughout the world. The test is an integral part of the law school admission process in the United States, Canada, and a growing number of other countries.

TEST FORMAT
The test consists of five 35-minute sections of multiple-choice questions.  Four of the five sections contribute to the test taker's score.  The unscored section, commonly referred to as the variable section, typically is used to pretest new test questions or to preequate new test forms.  The placement of this section will vary. A 35-minute writing sample is administered at the end of the test.  LSAC does not score the writing sample, but copies of the writing sample are sent to all law schools to which you apply.

WHAT THE TEST MEASURES
The LSAT is designed to measure skills that are considered essential for success in law school: the reading and comprehension of complex texts with accuracy and insight; the organization and management of information and the ability to draw reasonable inferences from it; the ability to think critically; and the analysis and evaluation of the reasoning and arguments of others.

REPEATING THE TEST
Test takers frequently wonder whether they can improve their LSAT score by taking the test a second time. If you believe that your test score does not reflect your true ability — for example, if some circumstance such as illness prevented you from performing as well as you might have expected — you should consider taking the test again. Data shows that scores for repeat test takers often rise slightly.  However, if your score is a fairly accurate indicator of your ability, it is unlikely that taking the test again will result in a substantially different score.  You should also be aware that there is a chance your score will drop.  Law schools must have access to your complete test record, not just your highest score; therefore, LSAC will not honor requests for partial score reports.

LIMITATIONS ON TEST TAKING
You may not take the LSAT more than three times in any two-year period. This policy applies even if you cancel your score or if your score is not otherwise reported. LSAC reserves the right to cancel your registration, rescind your admission ticket, or take any other steps necessary to enforce this policy.  For more information go to:  www.Lsac.org

 

MAT -- Miller Analogies Test  

The MAT is a computer-based test.

IMPORTANT TESTING INFORMATION
The Miller Analogies (MAT) is a computer based test. Performance on the MAT is designed to reflect candidates’ analytical thinking, an ability that is critical for success in both graduate school and professional life.

Upon completion of the MAT Computer-Based Test, you will receive a Preliminary Score Report.  The scores displayed on this report are still pending verification by Pearson and therefore, is not official, and cannot be presented to schools as a substitute for an Official Transcript.

The MAT exam is given twice a month on Friday's.  The Reporting time is 2:30 p.m.   Examinees must present a retest ticket if retesting within one year.  There is a $70.00 fee, payable in person (cash, money order or debit card) or by phone (credit or debit card).  Fees are non-refundable and must be paid two weeks in advance.   Pay at Cashier's office, located (John Hardy Student Ctr.) or (334) 229-4198.

NOTE:  After payment, please complete the MAT registration form under "Testing Center Forms". Once this process is completed your name will be added to the roster and you will receive confirmation by email.

DAY OF THE TEST
The MAT exam is administered in the Life Science Building, Room #102. A valid picture ID along with receipt of payment, are required to take the test. Standby testing is allowed if space is available the day of the test.

For more information and a study guide go to:  www.milleranalogies.com


 

PRAXIS -- PRAXIS II EXAM    

The Praxis is a computer-based test 

WHAT ARE THE PRAXIS II TESTS?

Praxis II Subject Assessments measure knowledge of specific subjects that K–12 educators will teach, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge.

WHO TAKES THE TESTS AND WHY?
Individuals entering the teaching profession take the Praxis II tests as part of the teacher licensing and certification process required by many states. Some professional associations and organizations require Praxis II tests as a criterion for professional licensing decisions.

WHICH TESTS SHOULD YOU TAKE?
Praxis II: Subject Assessments include over 120 different tests, ranging from Agriculture to World Languages. The test(s) you take depend(s) on your state or licensing agency's requirements for the teaching discipline you are pursuing.  Each state that uses the Praxis tests, sets its own requirements for which tests you must take, as well as the associated passing scores.

REGISTRATION
Registration for this exam must be completed online at www.ets.org/praxis.  Before you register for a test, confirm your state or agency's testing requirements.

DAY OF THE TEST
A picture ID or Passport are required to take the test.  For more information go to:  www.ets.org/praxis

 

COE -- College of Education Exit Exam

The COE is a paper-based test.  No fee is required for this exam.  The test is administered twice a semester, excluding the summer semester.  Register for this exam in the College of Education, located in Abernathy Hall, Room 216.  The essay must be 300 words or more, and all sentences and paragraphs  must be clear, concise, and cohesive.  Use transitions between paragraphs.  Review the essay for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and usage errors.

DAY OF THE TEST
A picture ID is required to take the test, and your name must be included on the registration roster.

 

GWCT -- Graduate Writing Competency Test

IMPORTANT TESTING INFORMATION

Graduate students are required to take the GWCT during the first semester of enrollment.  A passing score report must be in your Graduate School file before you can register for a second semester.

The only exemptions from the GWCT are:  scaled score of 385 or above on the MAT; score of 450 or above on the verbal portion of the GRE; or a 3.5 on the analytical writing portion of the GRE; or a 450 or above on the GMAT.  Documentation must be provided.

The GWCT requires you to write an essay of approximately 600 words. Grading will focus specifically on clear organization, support statements and mechanics (grammar, spelling, punctuation and correct language).

Any student requiring alternative formats for testing, or other types of accommodations, due to a documented disability should advise the Dean of the Graduate School at least one week prior to the registration deadline.

REGISTRATION
Registration through the Graduate School office is required. The Graduate School is located in Councill Hall, Room 201.  There is a deadline for registration. There is no fee for this exam.  The test is given twice a semester including the summer semester.

DAY OF THE TEST
The GWCT exam is administered on Saturday’s in McGehee Hall, Room 101. The Reporting time for this exam is 8:00 a.m . A valid picture ID, is required to take the test and your name must be included on the registration roster

 

 

PROV EXAM

Prov serves the needs of occupational assessment and licensing markets.  Prov currently provides examination services to several national and state organizations.  While Prov is experienced in serving a variety of industries, construction testing is the cornerstone of their business.  As a partner in their testing network Alabama State University’s Testing Center will be proctoring exams for one or more of the following clients:

Alabama Board of HACR

Alabama Electrical Contractors Board

Alabama State Board of Auctioneers
 

Alabama Board of Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors 

Alabama law requires that each individual who is engaged in the Heating and Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Contracting business or performing work as a Heating and Air Conditioning Contractor or Refrigeration Contractor to be licensed.  To become licensed, an individual must first complete the appropriate application with the Alabama Board of Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Contractors.  Once you have been approved for testing, the Board will notify you that you are eligible to contact Prov to schedule your examination.

Alabama Electrical Contractors Board 

Alabama law requires that each individual who is engaged in the electrical contracting business or performing work as an Electrical Contractor or Electrical Journeyman to be licensed.  To become licensed, an individual must first complete the appropriate application with the Alabama Electrical Contractors Board.  Applications are reviewed quarterly and deadlines are posted online at the Alabama Electrical Contractors Board website.  Once you have been approved for testing, the Board will notify you that you are eligible to contact Prov to schedule your examination.  You will be eligible to take the exam within 90 days of the approval date.  Failing candidates must re-apply each time they test.

Alabama State Board of Auctioneers 

Alabama law requires that each individual who is engaged in the auctioneer business or performing work as an auctioneer or apprentice auctioneer to be licensed.  To become licensed, an individual must first complete the appropriate application with the Alabama State Board of Auctioneers.  Applications are posted online at the Alabama State Board of Auctioneer website.  Once you have been approved for testing, the Board will notify you that you are eligible to contact Prov to schedule your examination. You will be eligible to take the exam within 60 days of the approval date.  Failing candidates must re-apply each time they test.

REGISTRATION

To register for this exam, candidates must visit the following site: www.2prove.com.  From this site candidates can schedule exams, download bulletins and purchase books.  Before you register for a test, confirm your state or agency's testing requirements.

 

http://www.provexam.com/ArkivDocuments/CandidateDocuments/ALHACR_CIB2014.10.13.pdf

http://www.provexam.com/ArkivDocuments/CandidateDocuments/AECBE_CIB%20wed%202014.10.01.pdf

http://www.auctioneer.alabama.gov/pdf/forms/Exam_Candidate_Bulletin.pdf?sm=a_d

 

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Upcoming Test Dates

MAT Dates
Jan. 12
Jan. 26
Feb. 2
Feb. 23
Mar. 9
Mar. 16
Apr. 6
Apr. 20

ACT Residual Date(s)
January 8, 2018         
 

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