Counseling

Testing Services

 

Services Provided

• Accuplacer Classic Placement Testing
• High School Equivalency / GED Testing
• Pearson Vue Testing
• CLEP Testing
• Math and Science Online Midterms & Finals (EAC classes)
• Proctored Exams for Other Colleges or Universities
• Professional Certification Exams
• Castle Worldwide Testing

Phone:

(928) 428-8491

Fax:

(928) 428-2074

Email:

testing.center@eac.edu

Physical Address:

Stadium Ave. & Railroad St.
Student Services Building,
Counseling Department, Room 138

Mailing Address:

Eastern Arizona College
Testing Services
615 N. Stadium Ave.
Thatcher, AZ  85552

Call for office hours.

 

Identification is Mandatory for Test Takers

Acceptable forms of photo ID include:

  • Driver's License or State ID
  • School ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military ID
  • Tribal ID
  • Naturalization Card

A valid picture ID is necessary for all testing.

Candidates are strongly advised to refer to the appropriate and relevant literature provided by the test company for a complete understanding of acceptable forms of identification required for presentation on the day of the test.

Please note:

  • All activities in Testing Center are subject to audio and video surveillance/recording
  • Testing is by appointment
  • All services require a current, valid photo ID
  • Phones must be powered off
  • All personal belongings (watch, hat, phone, dring, sunglasses, etc.) must be secured in a locker prior to taking an exam. We provide a free locker while you are testing.
  • No children are allowe in EAC Testing Center

 

Accuplacer Classic Placement Testing

Placement Test Score Release Form

If you would like a copy of your placement test that you took at Eastern Arizona College or Gila Community College to be sent to another college or university, please complete the Placement Test Score Release From (above). Then, along with a clear photo ID, fax or email it to the indicated location. Note: Scores are kept on file for two years.

What is the Placement Test?

Eastern Arizona College and Gila Community College both administer Accuplacer Classic. The Accuplacer exam tests your skills in reading comprehension, sentence skills (English) and Math, to determine which classes you are prepared to take. Accuplacer is not a pass/fail test and uses a multiple-choice format. There's no time limit on the tests, so you can focus on doing your best to demonstrate your skills.

Accuplacer uses the latest computer-adaptive technology. Questions are presented based on your individual skill level. Your response to each question drives the difficulty level of the next question. It's important to give each question as much thought as you can before selecting your answer.

How can I prepare for the Accuplacer?

Students are strongly encouraged to prepare/review prior to taking their placement test. Preparing for the assessment may help you test out of a developmental course.

  • Official practice questions on the Accuplacer site
  • The Official Web-based Study App (It's FREE)
    This Web-based study app features practice tests in Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra, College-Level Math, Reading Comprehension, and Sentence Skills. It's accessible from a computer, tablet or smartphone. It will help you become familiar with the content and format of the ACCUPLACER test questions and get immediate explanations of correct or incorrect answers.

Here are some additional review sites:

How long does placement testing take?

For many students it takes 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours to take Reading, English and Math. But remember - there is no time limit. Each section can be taken separately or all sections can be taken at the same time.

Where can I take the test?

The Accuplacer test is offered at Eastern Arizona College (Thatcher), Gila Community College campuses and in Morenci. Contact the campus for test schedule(s).

If you do not live near any of these areas, there are a few testing options:

  • Accuplacer offers a Remote Testing Network. A student can contact testing.center@eac.edu and ask if their local college/university participates in the Accuplacer Remote Testing Network. If it does, the EAC Testing Coordinator will generate a Remote Test Voucher and email it to you and the target test site. Then the student follows the directions on the emailed voucher, tests, and the scores are automatically sent to EAC.
  • Contact your local community college and ask if they administer placement tests to students who won't be attending their college. Many do; they also charge a proctor fee for doing so and the student is responsible for paying that fee.
  • CollegeBoard Accuplacer has partnered with B Virtual to proctor the Accuplacer test via remote proctoring. This means that a student could (potentially) test at home for a small fee. B Virtual requires that students have a working webcam, and a computer with a stable Internet connection in a secure location. The fee is $25 per proctored session. If you are interested in this option, email testing.center@eac.edu or call (928) 428-8491 for more information.

Is there a fee to take the placement test at EAC or GCC?

No.

Do I Need to Take the Placement Test if I Already have ACT or SAT Scores?

Although EAC does not require the ACT or SAT tests for admission, the scores may be used in lieu of a placement test. Depending on the scores received, students who have taken the ACT or SAT tests may not need to take certain sections of the placement test. Students must send their official ACT and/or SAT scores to the Counseling Office for evaluation.

Miniumum Score(s) Required:

ACT

SAT

EAC
Equivalent
Score

Course Placement

English

18

530

85-100

ENG 101

 

 

70-84

ENG 101/110

 

 

38-69

ENG 100/099

 

 

1-37

ENG 055/054

Reading

18

430

60-100

Meets General Education Requirement

 

 

46-59

ENG 091

 

 

1-45

ENG 090

Math

 

 

96-100

MAT 220

 

 

81-95

MAT 160, MAT 171
MAT 181, MAT 210

22

520

60-80

MAT 154

 

 

41-59

MAT 120, MAT 140

 

 

 

MAT 077, MAT 100

 

 

MAT 100

Are there any other exceptions to taking the placement test?

Students MAY be exempt from the placement assessments if:

  • The student completes assessment testing at another institution and submits the official score report to EAC via scanned email or fax.

  • The transfer student presents official transcripts from a regionally accredited college or university to show completed coursework in a corresponding subject with a grade of "C" or better.

  • If a student has completed an Associate's degree or higher, they may present their diploma to the Assistant Dean of Counseling for a discretional waiver.

  • Students who want to register for developmental courses can choose to waive placement testing. See the Counseling Department staff for more information.

 

How to Take the Placement Test at EAC

  1. Get admitted to EAC
    You only need to be admitted once and you can do this by calling EAC Records/Registration (928) 428-8270 or online.
  2. Make an appointment for placement testing by calling (928) 428-8253 (Thatcher campus). You can also set up an appointment with a counselor/advisor after you test when you call (928) 428-8253.
  3. REVIEW for the placement test (see How can I prepare for the placement test)
  4. Bring a photo ID with you to test. You will not be tested without a photo I.D.
  5. Arrive five to ten minutes early to complete paperwork and receive instructions on testing.
  6. Take your time testing.
  7. You will get a copy of your score upon completion of testing.

It is always best to make an appointment for placement tests to ensure a testing spot will be available for you. We test Monday through Friday at 9am and Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 1pm or by appointment. Summer hours are Monday through Thursday with Fridays closed The tests are administered via computer and are not timed. However, so that you won't feel rushed or pressured, you should allow yourself approximately two hours for testing.

 

GED® (General Education Diploma) Testing

2014 GED® Program is Here!

Arizona is now offering the 2014 GED® exam. Learn more below or sign up today at www.GED.com. Once you create a MyGED™ account it will become your online portal to sign up, study, schedule, check scores, and more.

 

More about the 2014 GED

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. There are four parts to the exam:

Subject Area

Time Limit

Reasoning Through Language Arts

2 hours 30 minutes (including 10 minute break)

Social Studies

1 hour 30 minutes

Science

1 hour 30 minutes

Mathematical Reasoning

1 hour 55 minutes

 

The exam is computer-based (NOT Internet-based) and available in both English and Spanish.

 

Scheduling the GED

Registration is simple in 2014. Simply sign up for MyGED™ at www.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. Or you can call 877-392-6433.

Scheduling is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week with MyGED™ at www.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 to sign up for the 2014 GED

How to schedule the 2014 GED

 

Cost of the 2014 GED

You can pay as you go with the GED® test. This means you can pay for each subject individually or when you are ready to test. The 2014 GED test costs $35 per module or $140 for all four tests. The first two retests in each subject cost $15 each. The next three retests will cost $35 each.

 

GED Retesting

A GED candidate can take the GED test six times per year. The first three times can be taken any time, with no waiting period. If you need to retake the subject a 4th, 5th or 6th time during the year, you must wait 60 days from the last time you took the test.

 

Preparing for the GED

Eastern Arizona College offers GED preparation classes throughout the year. Visit the Adult Education page for more information or call (928) 428-6260.

Or sign up for MyGED™ at www.GED.com and click on "Study" to find tools, free practice test questions here, and GED Ready™: The Official Practice Test.  The cost to take the Official Practice Test online is $6 per module or $24 for all 4 subjects.
If you are new to computer based testing the GED® Test on Computer Tutorial offers examples of the types of questions presented on the GED and how to input answers.

The Arizona Department of Education offers GED preparation tips, sample questions, and transcript information.

  1. Go to:http://www. azed.gov

  2. Click: All Programs

  3. Select: GED (General Educational Development) Testing

GED Testing Service has published videos introducing the 2014 GED® program. These and other helpful videos can also be found on the GED You Tube channel.

 

Scores and transcripts

On the 2014 GED® test you need to earn at least 150 points on each subject to pass. To get Your 2014 GED Scores  you must log in to MyGED™ at www.GED.com.

If you passed the GED during 2013 or earlier you may view GED scores and print or save an official GED transcript online. You will need the access code provided when you scheduled your GED to access your transcript.

If you completed your GED in Arizona but have misplaced your access code, bring two forms of ID to the Thatcher campus and the GED administrator will check for your code.  Call (928) 428-8491 for more information.  If you no longer reside in the local area or are unable to appear in person, call GED Client Services at (602) 258-2410.

 

CLEP Testing

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

By appointment only. Contact EAC Testing Office at (928) 428-8491 or jerri.lukens@eac.edu

 

What is CLEP?

The CLEP is a nationally recognized and widely accepted "credit-by-exam" program that offers 33 subjects corresponding to specific college courses. CLEP is designed to test students' knowledge on a variety of college-level subjects, regardless of where they learned the material. The exams are developed by college faculty committees who design questions based on what is typically covered in freshman- and sophomore-level coursework.

The CLEP program allows individuals to earn college credit and also demonstrate their academic proficiency. To receive credit, students must achieve the minimum scaled score recommended by the American Council of Education (ACE).

 

How Do I Prepare For The CLEP?

Just like any other exam, research what type of information is needed as well as the format of the exam.  There is a "CLEP Official Study Guide" available for review in the Eastern Arizona College Alumni Library. The College Board also has Exam Guides available for download for $10 each on their website. Look at the test descriptions and sample questions, discuss the CLEP program with a counselor and review the CLEP policy as it relates to the school of your choice.

Most colleges specify how CLEP credit is accepted and whether there is a credit limit for "prior knowledge". Determine if CLEP credit will be calculated into your GPA. This is very important when planning to transfer colleges.

 

How Do I Register To Take A CLEP Exam?

You will register, choose a test and pay the CLEP fee at this site.

We are an open CLEP Testing Center. It is not a requirement that you enroll at Eastern Arizona College to register for a CLEP exam. Testing is held Monday through Friday by appointment.  Please allow 2 hours for the testing process. You can call our office at (928) 428-8491 to schedule an appointment.

 

CLEP Test Fees And Methods Of Payment

Each CLEP test costs $95.

There is a $80.00 CLEP fee paid at registration. This can be paid by check or by credit/debit card payment via the computer directly to CLEP.

There is also a $15.00 administrative fee payable to Eastern Arizona College on the day of the test. You will pay this at the Fiscal Control office before you take the test.  EAC accepts cash, check, money order, VISA and MasterCard.

 

Eastern Arizona College and the CLEP tests

Eastern Arizona College accepts most CLEP tests.  For a list of the tests accepted, refer to the EAC catalog.

At Eastern Arizona College, the preferred method of demonstrating language proficiency in Spanish, French and German is by enrolling in the College’s competency based (Open Entry/Open Exit) courses in one of those languages at the appropriate level, rather than attempting a CLEP or other exam. Once proficiency has been demonstrated, EAC will place the credits earned on your transcript making them fully transferable.

If a student is awarded EAC language credit through CLEP and wishes to transfer this credit as evidence of language proficiency, then he/she may also be required by the receiving institution to pass an oral examination.

 

Test Proctoring for Distance Learning Classes

What are proctored tests?

Proctored tests are taken by people who are taking a course at another college, university or testing entity and who need to take a test under the supervision of a college testing office. The other college/entity mails or emails the testing materials to Eastern Arizona College’s Testing Office, and the person takes the test at a mutually agreed upon time under the rules laid down by the originating facility. The EAC Testing Office then returns the completed test.

The Evaluation Center at Eastern Arizona College is a proud member of the CCTC.

We accommodate paper and pencil and Internet versions of exams. Exams are given in the Evaluation Center Lab (Student Services building, room 142) with other students testing at the same time. Individual testing rooms are not available.

 

General Information:

  • For a proctoring appointment, please call at least one to two weeks before test due-date.

  • A state issued photo ID must be presented at the time of testing.

  • There is a $25 fee to proctor each exam (fee waived for current and former EAC students).

  • Electronic devices such as cell phones, cameras, optical readers or other electronic devices that include the ability to photograph, photocopy or otherwise copy test materials are not permitted in the testing room.

  • Call (928) 428-8491 or email jerri.lukens@eac.edu for more information.

The information you will need to submit to your school for a proctor request is below:

Jerri Lukens, Evaluation Technician
Eastern Arizona College
615 N. Stadium Ave.
Thatcher, AZ 85552
Phone: (928) 428-8491
Fax: (928) 428-2074
Email: jerri.lukens@eac.edu