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Testing and proctoring services are available to UAS Sitka students and faculty, Sitka residents enrolled in another University of Alaska campus or institutions outside of Alaska needing a local proctor site, and the community at large. The Sitka Campus Testing Center seeks to facilitate testing with practices and policies that maintain the integrity of the testing experience, whether a student is testing on campus or in another community.

Placement testing and course exam proctoring are administered on the Sitka Campus at any time during operating hours of the Student Success Center, as proctors are available. Appointments for testing are strongly recommended. Standardized or professional examinations may have scheduled administration dates or require students to schedule and/or pay through the testing company’s website.

You can make a testing appointment by filling out our online scheduling request form, calling (907) 747-7717 or emailing sitka.testing@alaska.edu.

Testing Accessibility & Accommodations

In an effort to accommodate testers with disabilities and special needs, the SSC testing center can provide private testing rooms, stand-up work stations, earplugs, a test reader, a scribe, and other assistive technology. Students who have Disability Services accommodations for testing should ensure that instructors or the DS Coordinator communicate these accommodations directly to the Testing Administrator; all such communications will be kept confidential.

Testing Administrator

Audrey Beam

Testing and Learning Resources Coordinator

Phone: 747-7785

Email:

Student Success Center

Sitka Campus

Distance Proctoring Coordinator

Emy Roles

Testing and Enrollment Management Assistant

Phone: 747-7721 Fax: 747-7793

Email:

Student Success Center

Sitka Campus

Education:

A.A.S. University of Alaska Southeast

Placement Testing Overview

Most new UAS students will need to take a math and English placement test. The tests will determine which math and English classes you should enroll in.

You may not need to take a placement test if you have...

  • an AP math or AP English score of 3 or more
  • an ACT English score of 30 or more
  • an SAT Critical Reading score of 36 or more (680 or more if you took the SAT before March 2016)
  • or if you have passed an English or math class at another university (with a grade C or better)

All test scores and transcripts must be approved by the Registrar's Office.

Remote Placement

For proctored tests, if you want to take a test in a location other than your campus of enrollment, you need to find a proctor in your area. In the list below, find the campus you plan on attending and follow the link for more information...

Accuplacer Classic for English

There is no time limit. On average, students take about 2.5 hours to complete the test. Please come early to allow yourself enough time to finish.

Test fee

The Accuplacer English placement test costs $10 and students can pay online through our test payment site.

Taking the test

In Juneau, the Accuplacer English placement test can be taken in the Learning Center any time during our open hours. No appointment is necessary, just drop in!

Test results

You will receive computer-scored results immediately after you finish the test. For help in interpreting your score please refer to the placement scores table. If you are concerned about the results, please talk to a staff member after the exam.

ALEKS Math Placement Test

Mathematics provides the foundation for many of the science, business, and professional courses you will take during your college years. Most students are required to take at least one math course to earn a degree. The UAS Math Placement Assessment is through ALEKS. It is a fully automated, adaptive system that covers material from Basic Math through Precalculus and will take approximately 90 minutes to complete. After the initial assessment, a targeted Prep and Learning Module is available for you to review and learn material, and to improve placement and eventual course outcomes. You have the opportunity to re-test up to four times.

How to study

The test has a Prep and Learning Module built in with which you can work before re-testing (up to four times). You may choose not to prepare for the initial test. However, ALEKS offers a free three-hour trial which you can access at aleks.com . In addition, 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 during the Fall and Spring semesters! Simply come to the Learning Center during our hours and study with us.

For more comprehensive math review visit purplemath.com and/or khanacademy.org .

Test fee

The ALEKS math placement test costs $20 and students are charged at the time they take the test.

Taking the test

Once admitted, students can visit the University of Alaska ALEKS page to get started. The ALEKS test is not proctored.

Test results

You will receive computer-scored results immediately after you finish the test. For help in interpreting your score please refer to the placement scores table. If you are concerned about the results, please talk to a staff member after the exam.

CIS Placement Exam

The CIS Placement Exam is not required. However, if you are planning on taking computer classes (CIS, CS, etc.), you will need to either take CIS 105 (Computer Literacy) or place out of CIS 105 with the CIS Placement Exam.

Test content

Please refer to the computer skills placement preparation document.

Taking the test

The CIS Placement test is proctored. In Juneau, the CIS Placement test can be taken in the Learning Center any time during our open hours. No appointment is necessary, just drop in! The test will be taken on one of our computers. All you need to bring is a photo ID.

Test fee

The CIS Placement Exam costs $10 and can be paid online through our test payment site.

Test results

Tests are scored immediately.

Proctoring in Sitka

Sitka faculty may schedule exams in advance for local students to complete at the SSC testing center, while distance students will have tests sent to their local testing center or pre-approved remote proctor. Instructors from other University of Alaska campuses may also schedule testing at the Sitka Campus testing center for their Sitka students. Instructors dictate the constraints of the exams, including time limits and materials permitted. SSC proctors oversee the integrity of the exam administration and testing environment.

There is no fee for any exam administered for a University of Alaska course. Students in Sitka requiring a proctor for course exams from institutions outside the UA system can arrange to take their tests at the SSC testing center at a cost of $30 per exam or a flat rate of $90 per semester for unlimited testing for any number of courses. To schedule an individual testing appointment, use our online scheduling form, call (907) 747-7717 or email sitka.testing@alaska.edu.

Remote Proctoring

For distance students completing UAS Sitka courses, remote proctors can supervise testing in a student’s home community. Pre-approved proctors have already been identified in many communities throughout Alaska where students would not have reasonable access to a UA campus testing center. Remote proctors must meet certain requirements and be approved by the eLearning Department and the instructor. In special cases where a student is geographically isolated and has no suitable proctors available in the vicinity, UAS Sitka can authorize the student to pay for web-based exam proctoring through ProctorU.

A fillable list of approved testing centers and proctors in many communities in Alaska is available here Proctor Form A.

To establish a new remote proctor in your community, review and submit Proctor Form B.  You can also download the form here and submit by email to sitka.testing@alaska.edu or fax (907) 747-7793 (if you fax, please call to verify receipt).

For questions about remote proctoring, call the student success center at (907) 747-7717.

The UAS Sitka Testing Center serves as the primary professional certification testing site for the entire community of Sitka, offering industry-related exams such as the PRAXIS, HESI or KAPLAN (Nursing Pre-Admission Exams), PAX-RN, TABE tests for the Alaska Department of Labor, PAN, Pearson Vue exams, Castle Worldwide professional tests, Accuplacer for the Alaska Marine Highway, Miller Analogies, and more.

In most cases, a person taking a test can find out if and when an exam is offered in Sitka on the UAS campus and schedule a testing appointment by visiting the testing company’s website directly. Other tests have no scheduling restrictions and can be proctored during the Testing Center’s regular operating hours. Fees for administering these exams range from $10–$80. Some testing companies require direct payment online; for other exams, a test administration fee will be paid directly to UAS.

For assistance, contact the UAS Sitka Testing Administrator at sitka.testing@alaska.edu or (907) 747-7717. Sitka employers who wish to have additional professional or industry-related exams administered on campus can contact the Testing Administrator to see if this is possible.

General Education Diploma (GED) Testing

The GED test series is equivalent to a high school diploma. It consists of five tests: Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies and Science. This series is also available in Spanish. Students will register online to schedule and pay for each of their GED tests. Each test in the GED series takes 1-2 hours and costs $30; retakes are $10. Vouchers to cover GED testing fees may be available.

GED students are highly encouraged to take advantage of free coaching and tutoring offered by the Student Success Center (SSC) through the Adult Basic Education program.

GED pre-tests, study materials, and tutoring are free through the Student Success Center but there is a one-time $25 fee charged by UAS for GED test administration, which includes all five tests and any necessary retests. Registration, pretesting and tutoring are provided whenever the SSC is open and staff members are available.

Professional Tests - Administration and Fees

TestCompanyUAS FeeCompany Fee?
ABCAssociate Boards of Certification$50N
CastleCastle Worldwide Tests for Professionals$0N
CLEPCollege Level Examination Program$50Y
GED VoucherGED Testing Services

$30
Retake $10

N
HESI/KAPLANElsevier/Kaplan (Register through UAA)$50Y
PraxisETS$0Y
TABE (AVTEC)Test of Adult Basic Ed$10N
PAN (TSA, FBI)Performance Assessment Network$0Varies
Various (GED, Food Handling, Childcare Cert.)Pearson Vue Exams$0Varies
MATMiller Analogies Test$80N
Non-UA Course Exams-examsNon-UA institutions$50/ea or $150/semesterN

Standardized Tests - Administration and Fees

TestFee
GRE (Graduate Record Examination)No fee
TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language)No fee
TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education)$10
CLEP (College Level Examination Program)$50
BEST PlusNo fee

In most cases, a tester can find out if and when an exam is offered in Sitka on the UAS campus and schedule a testing appointment by visiting the testing company’s website directly. Other tests have no scheduling restrictions and can be proctored during the Testing Center’s regular operating hours. Some testing companies require direct payment online; for other exams, a test administration fee will be paid directly to UAS.

Accuplacer Classic for English Placement Table

Accuplacer Classic for English Placement Table
Reading Comprehension Score
0–4950–6465–7980–120
Sentence Skills Score0–59****
60–74*WRTG 090WRTG 090WRTG 090
75–89*WRTG 090WRTG 110WRTG 110
90–120*WRTG 090WRTG 110WRTG 111
  • * Suggest Adult Basic Ed/ESL or retake

ALEKS Math Placement Table

Math Placement Test scores range from 0 to 100. UAOnline will use your highest score to determine placement. Note that the ranges below represent minimum scores needed to register for a course. Students should work with their advisor to determine the best course to take.

ALEKS Placement ScoreUAS MATH/STAT Course Placement*
78-100MATH 251**
70-100MATH 211/212
65-100STAT 273
65-77MATH 152**
55-77MATH 151
30-100MATH 113, STAT 107
30-54MATH 105
17-29MATH 055
0-16MATH 054
  • * All students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor before signing up for classes
  • ** MATH 151 and MATH 152 are both prerequisites for MATH 251. If you score a 65–77 on the ALEKS placement test and wish to take MATH 251 in the future, successful completion of MATH 151 is required.

Placement Tests

TestFee
UAS English (Accuplacer)$10
UAS CIS (Accuplacer)$10
UAS Math (ALEKS)$20

Professional Tests

TestCompanyUAS FeeCompany Fee?
ABCAssociate Boards of Certification$50N
CastleCastle Worldwide Tests for Professionals$0N
CLEPCollege Level Examination Program$50Y
GED VoucherGED Testing Services

$30
Retake $10

N
HESI/KAPLANElsevier/Kaplan (Register through UAA)$50Y
PraxisETS$0Y
TABE (AVTEC)Test of Adult Basic Ed$10N
PAN (TSA, FBI)Performance Approvement Network$0Varies
Various (GED, Food Handling, Childcare Cert.)Pearson Vue Exams$0Varies
MATMiller Analogies Test$80N
Non-UA Course Exams-examsNon-UA institutions$50/ea or $150/semesterN

Standardized Tests

TestFee
GRE (Graduate Record Examination)No fee
TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language)No fee
TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education)$10
CLEP (College Level Examination Program)$50
BEST PlusNo fee
 
 
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