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Adjacent to the Learning Center is a room called The Testing Center. This is a large, quiet room in which students and members of the community can have exams administered under direct supervision. The space is monitored by our proctors and security cameras at all times during business hours.

UAS Exams

Taking a UAS class? If so, your course instructor may choose to offer their exams in our testing center. What are the advantages? Many teachers want their students to have additional time to complete an exam -- more than the class schedule allows. Check with your course instructor to find out if the testing center will be used for your course exams.

E-Learning Exams

Students enrolled in e-Learning education programs typically need to take supervised exams, and thus need to set up these exams with a local proctoring center, such as ourselves. Keep reading to learn how to setup and use The UAS Testing Center as your exam proctor.

Proctor Setup

To make The UAS Testing Center your distance test proctor, you must make arrangements with the campus that is offering the course. Here is the information to give them:

Our Name: UAS Juneau Testing Center
Title: Proctoring Staff
Address:

Egan Library, 1st Floor
Mailstop: BE1
11120 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK 99801

Phone: 907-796-6348
Fax: 907-796-6225
Email: testing@uas.alaska.edu

Proctoring Fees

Distance exams from University of Alaska campuses are always free. We typically charge $30 for exams for non-UA exams.

UA E-Learning Sites

UA Fairbanks

UA Anchorage

Sitka

Prospective UAS students intending to take math or English courses must complete placement tests prior to enrollment (with some exceptions, please refer to the paragraph below). Students are only permitted to register for classes at or below the course level indicated by placement test results. No appointment is required to take a UAS placement test, simply come to the Learning Center during our open hours.

Students with math or  English transfer credits from another university (with grade C or better), a score of 3 or greater on the AP math or AP English exams, an ACT English score of at least 30, or a SAT Critical Reading score of at least 680 may not be required to complete a placement test, though proper documentation must be submitted to the Registrar's office for approval.

About the Tests

The testing software we use is Accuplacer for Math and English. 

There is no time limit with any placement test. On average, students take about 1 hour to complete the Math test, and about 2.5 hours to complete the English test. Please come early to allow yourself enough time to finish. No calculators are allowed during the test.

How to Study

We recommend that students spend at least a few days studying before taking the math placement test. We have math textbooks available for checkout, and we can give advice regarding what material to study. If you have specific math questions, the Learning Center math tutors are ready to help you study! Simply come to the learning center during our hours and study with us.

Click here for free Accuplacer Sample Questions.

More Accuplacer prep material can be found at the Study Guide Zone.

For more comprehensive math review visit purplemath.com.

Additional practice material is available at LA Valley College, Sample Placement Tests.

Test Results

You will receive computer-scored results immediately after the completion of the test. If you are concerned about the validity of your placement, please talk to a staff member after the exam.

Retakes

We allow one retake per test for a $10 fee and require that students wait at least a week before retaking. Students retaking the Ability-to-Benefit test, however, are required by federal guidelines to wait a minimum of two weeks before a retake.

Remote Placement

Prospective UA students wishing to take a placement test in a location other than their campus of enrollment need to find a proctor in their area and then follow the procedure for setting up a remote placement test according to the campus they plan on attending. Follow the link for campus of enrollment:

Standardized Tests

GRE, PRAXIS, CLEP, BAR, and many other acronymic offerings.

Study Tip: Be sure to check out web resources dedicated to helping students prepare for standardized tests:

The Test Prep Review site links to over 70 practice tests for exams such as  the ACT, CLEP, GRE, and Praxis.

A variety of practice tests and related resources for similar standardized exams can also be found at the Test Prep Practice site.

The Study Guide Zone offers free resources for students, beginning professionals, and anyone else who wants to improve their score on a standardized test.

The UAS Testing Center is certified to proctor many standardized tests. You do not need to be a student to test at our facility; the Testing Center serves the entire Juneau and Southeast community.

  • Candidates who wish to register for ABC Water Quality, CLEP, FAA & FCC, HOBET, MAT, and TEAS exams should call the testing center to arrange an appointment.
  • All other standardized testing candidates must register through the testing company, not through the UAS Testing Center.

Please use resources below to contact your testing company directly. Additionally, we keep informational bulletins in stock; these packets clarify registration deadlines and fees and offer tips on test taking.


Alaska Bar Exam www.alaskabar.org/servlet/content/bar_exam_information.html
CompassPlacement Tests for many Non-UA colleges. Students must first register to take an eCompass placement test with the college they plan to attend. Contact your college for more information.
Castle(Offers a variety of professional certification exams)www.castleworldwide.com
CLEP(College-LevelExamination Program)www.collegeboard.org
GRE(Graduate Record Examinations)gre_registration_info.pdf
LSAT(Law School Admission Test)www.lsac.org
MPRE(Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination)www.ncbex.org/about-ncbe-exams/mpre
NCEES(National Counsel of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying)www.ncees.org
PAX-RN(National League of Nursing Pre-Admission Exam)www.nlnonlinetesting.org/pax
Pearson VUE(Offers a variety of professional certification exams)www.pearsonvue.com
PRAXIS(Teacher license and certification tests)www.ets.org/praxis/register/paper
PSI/Lasergrade(FAA, FCC, and Alaska Trade Association exams)www.lasergrade.com
SSAT(Secondary School Admissions Test)www.ssat.org

Standardized Tests Offered

(alphabetical)

Note: We administer a long list of standardized tests, many of which have several common names. To ease navigation, we have included keywords for each exam, which your browser can search. In the top-left bar of your browser, click: Edit→Find.

ABC Water and Wastewater Exams
Test Purpose: Certification exams for water and wastewater treatment
Details:

4 “levels” for each: Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment, Wastewater Distribution

How to Register:

http://www.dec.state.ak.us/water/opcert/ProctoredOnlineCertExams.htm

Keywords:Water, Wastewater, collection, treatment, OpCert, ABC, Provisional
ATB Ability-to-Benefit
Test Purpose:For students who lack a high school diploma or GED and want to enroll in college.
Details:A type of Accuplacer test, inform testing personnel that you need to take a placement test for ATB purposes.
How to Register:Call to make an appointment
Keywords:placement, ability, benefit, Ability-to-Benefit, ATB, high school, diploma
ACE (American Council on Exercise)
Test Purpose:Various certifications for fitness professionals
Details:Visit www.acefitness.org/getcertified/default.aspx
How to Register:Schedule appointment through CASTLE Worldwide www.castleworldwide.com Our Site Code: 025
Keywords:ACE health, fitness, exercise, CASTLE
ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
Test Purpose:Automotive mechanics certification exams
Details:

Computer based, testing vendor is Prometric.

How to Register:https://www.prometric.com/en-us/clients/ase/Pages/landing.aspx
Keywords:Automotive, mechanic, prometric, ase
ATLAS
Test Purpose:

Professional and state licensing exams including AK Contractor, AK Electrical, and AK Mechanical.

Details:

Computer based, open book (with some restrictions), PSI.

How to Register:https://candidate.psiexams.com/index.jsp
Keywords:ATLAS, contractor, electrical, refrigeration, mechanical, PSI
Bar Exam
Test Purpose:Examination to determine qualification to practice law in Alaska
Details:Visit www.alaskabarexam.com
How to Register:Contact the Alaska Bar Association www.alaskabarexam.com See calendar for exam dates
Keywords:Bar, law, legal, attorney, MPT, MBE
CASTLE Worldwide
Test Purpose:They offer 30 different online tests for professionals
Details:Visit www.castleworldwide.com
How to Register:ContactCASTLEWorldwide www.castleworldwide.com
Keywords:CASTLE
CLEP (College Level Examination Program)
Test Purpose:Assessment test on a variety of subjects, people may take more than one. Gives full college credit that UAS accepts for a set range of courses (e.g. history). UAS accepts credit for all available CLEP tests.
Details:Testing agency: College Board90 min, computer-based testVisit www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/clep/about.html
How to Register:Contact us to make an appointment.
Keywords:CLEP, college
FAA Examinations (Federal Aviation Administration Tests)
Test Purpose: 
Details:Testing company: LaserGradeVarious FAA examinations: Aircraft dispatcher, airline transport pilot, aviation mechanic & examiner, commercial pilot, flight engineer, flight instructor, instrument pilot & instrument instructor, inspection authorization, military competence, parachute rigger & examiner, pilot examiner, private pilot, recreational pilot, sport pilot. Visit www.lasergrade.com
How to Register:Contact us for scheduling. Our Site Code: 99802
Keywords:Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, pilot, aviation, flight, parachute, instrument, LaserGrade
FCC Tests (Federal Communications Commission Tests)
Test Purpose: 
Details:Testing Company: LaserGrade (or ETA)Radio & Law Operating Practice (Element 1)General Radiotelephone Operator (Element 3)Third Class Radiotelegraph Operator (Element 5)Second Class Radiotelegraph Operator (Element 6)GMDSS Operator (Element 7) - (Global Maritime Distress & Safety System)Ship Radar Techniques (Element 8)GMDSS Maintainer (Element 9) Visit www.lasergrade.com
How to Register:Call us for scheduling. Our Site Code: 99802
Keywords:Federal Communications Commission, FCC, LaserGrade, radio, radar
HOBET
Test Purpose: Entrance test for healthcare degree programs.
Details:

http://www.atialliedhealth.com/schools/retention/hobet.aspx

How to Register:Contact us to set up an appointment.
Keywords:Health, Entrance, HOBET, Medical
GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) – general
Test Purpose:Graduate school admission exams. The general GRE measures verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and critical thinking and analytical writing skills.
Details:Paper and Pencil Test
How to Register:Consult gre_registration_info.pdf See calendar for exam dates.Our Site Code: 19018
Keywords:graduate school, GRE
GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) – subject
Test Purpose:Graduate school admission exams. The GRE Subject Tests gauge undergraduate achievement in8 specific fields of study: Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology; Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Literature in English; Mathematics; Physics; Psychology.
Details:Paper and Pencil Test
How to Register:Consult gre_registration_info.pdf See calendar for exam dates.Our Site Code: 19018
Keywords:GRE, graduate school, subject
LSAT (Law School Admission Test)
Test Purpose:Law students admission exam
Details:Visit www.lsac.org
How to Register:Contact LSAC www.lsac.org See calendar for exam dates.Site Code: 9916
Keywords:law, legal, lawyer, attorney, LSAT, LSAC
MAT (Miller Analogies Test)
Test Purpose:Required for admission to some graduate schools.
Details:Testing agency: Pearson The MAT is a high-level mental ability test requiring the solution of problems stated as analogies. Visit www.milleranalogies.com/
How to Register:Contact us for scheduling. Our Site Code: 4784
Keywords:Miller, Miller, Analogies, MAT
MPRE (Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination)
Test Purpose:Part of the Bar Examination required by most US jurisdictions. The purpose of the MPRE is to measure the examinee's knowledge and understanding of established standards related to a lawyer's professional conduct.
Details:Visit www.ncbex.org/about-ncbe-exams/mpre
How to Register:www.ncbex.org/about-ncbe-exams/mpreSee calendar for exam dates.Site Code: 0153
Keywords:MPRE, ethics, responsibility, lawyer, bar
NCCT
Test Purpose:

Certification for various positions in the medical field.

Details:Online or paper tests available. Must meet certain qualifications before testing. www.ncctinc.com
How to Register:https://www.ncctinc.com/Certifications/ you will need to contact us to set up a time before it will let you register for the test.
Keywords:Medical, Assistant, Coding, Competency
NCEES
Test Purpose: 
Details:Engineering and Surveying Licensing. Offered twice a year, visit www.ncees.org for information.
How to Register:www.ncees.org
Keywords:ELSES, NCEES, engineering, engineer, surveying, surveyor
ParaPro Assessment
Test Purpose:Testing Company: ETSParaPro Assessment measures the reading, writing, and math competency of prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. It also measures the ability to apply these competencies when assisting in classroom instruction. Visit www.ets.org/parapro
Details:Not required for teacher’s aides in Alaska
How to Register:Contact ETS www.ets.org/paraproOur Site Code: 05313
Keywords:ETS, assistant, teacher, teaching, parapro assessment, professional, classroom, instruction, education
PCAT (Pharmacy College Admission Test)
Test Purpose: 
Details:Testing Company: Harcourt AssessmentVisit www.pcatweb.info
How to Register:Contact Harcourt www.pcatweb.info See calendar for exam dates.Our Site Code: 0500
Keywords:pharmacy, PCAT, pharmaceutical
Pearson VUE
Test Purpose:Pearson VUE delivers millions of high-stakes tests a year across the globe for clients in the licensure, certification, academic admissions, regulatory, and government testing service markets.
Details:Computer based, 1 – 5 hours long, visit www.pearsonvue.com
How to Register:www.pearsonvue.com
Keywords:Pearson, Vue, Professional, Comp TIA
PLNE (Primary Languages Not English)
Test Purpose: 
Details:Testing Company: ETSPRAXIS exam (teacher certification exam) for non-native speakers of English; 50% extra time.Session 1- 7:30 a.m.
Session 2 - 12:00 p.m.
Session 3 -3:30 p.m.Visit www.ets.org/Media/Tests/PRAXIS/lists/praxis_tc_plne.html
How to Register:Contact ETS www.ets.org/Media/Tests/PRAXIS/lists/praxis_tc_plne.htmlSee calendar for exam dates.Site Code: 05313
Keywords:PRAXIS, education, teaching, teacher, pedagogy
PRAXIS (Professional Assessment for Beginning Teachers)
Test Purpose:Teacher certification test
Details:Session 1: 7:30 a.m.Session 2: 10:45 a.m.Session 3: 2:15 p.m.Visit www.ets.org/praxisSpecial arrangements possible for non-native speakers of English. See PLNE.
How to Register:Contact ETS www.ets.org/praxisSee calendar for exam dates. Site Code: 05313
Keywords:PRAXIS, education, teaching, teacher, pedagogy
SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test)
Test Purpose:Admission Test for private high schools
Details:Visit www.ssat.org
How to Register:Contact www.ssat.org See calendar for exam dates.Our Site Code: Z594
Keywords:SSAT, secondary school, private, high school
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Test Purpose:The TOEFL test is the most widely accepted English-language test in the world.
Details:Testing Company: ETS Paper&pencil testVisit www.ets.org/toefl
How to Register:Contact ETS www.ets.org/toeflSee calendar for exam dates. Our Site Code: X070No more standbys
Keywords:Toefl, English, foreign, language
 
 

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